Connecting an mTape LTO drive

The mLogic mTape has built in Thunderbolt ports allowing direct connection to a Mac


Power on and connect the mTape drive

Wait a few minutes for the drive to boot up. Open the YoYottaID app. Now click the LTFS button on the toolbar of YoYottaID. This will check and prompt to download the LTFS frameworks needed.
Wait until the message Update completed OK appears.
YoYottaID LTFS will now be able to control this drive.
Check the Support page to watch a video showing LTFS backup along with links to all the help topics.

If the drive does not appear then follow the instructions below.


Checking hardware devices

To check that the Mac can see the mTape drive hold the alt key on the Mac keyboard, click the Apple Menu and select System Information...


Check for Thunderbolt devices

If the mTape is not shown then try reconnecting the cable and power cycling the unit.


High Sierra System Security

The first time after you install drivers on a new High Sierra system, you will need to approve the new System Software. New installs of system software from YoYotta, OSXFUSE (developer is Benjamin Fleischer) and other drivers may need approval.
You will see a message like this saying System Extension Blocked
Open the Security & Privacy page in Apple System Preferences and click Allow to enable the System software to load.


Check for SAS devices

Make sure the mTape drive is connected and powered on, now a SCSI Target Device @ 0 is shown. This is the SAS tape drive.
The System Information page does not refresh automatically. Click File, Refresh Information or cmd R to refresh the hardware listing.


Open YoYottaID

In the log there will a message showing that the drive has been detected.


Open LTFS panel

Now click the LTFS button on the toolbar of YoYottaID. This will check and prompt to download the LTFS frameworks needed. Wait until this completes, then open the panel again.
YoYottaID LTFS will now be able to control this drive.


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