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Tape storage, backup, and information management

 
 
Entry and mid-range tape storage systems

IBM invented the concept of magnetic tape computer storage back in 1952 and continues to lead the industry in tape innovation. IBM offers entry and midrange-level tape products that are designed to provide backup and protection of client data at an appealing cost to a company's budget.

IBM System Storage
TS2230 Tape Drive Express
Model

TS2230

Single controller Express model 3580L3E

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The IBM System Storage™ TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. By leveraging advanced Linear Tape-Open technology and the half-high format, the TS2230 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems.

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Half-high LTO 3

  • Retains the same capacity of the full-high, same generation LTO 3 tape drives with slightly less performance in data transfer rate.
  • Lower list price than full-high LTO 3 tape drives.

LVD SCSI attach

Widely used and accepted industry standard for server attach in the open system environment.

WORM capable

Linear Tape Open, Generation 3 provides for WORM support (Write Once, Read Many) with WORM media—thus helping customers comply with government and customer requirements in specific industries.

IBM System Storage
TS2240 Express Model
H3S (3580S4E)

TS2240

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The IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4th and newest generation of IBM LTO technology in a half-high form factor. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the TS2230 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products.

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Common features

  • Provides high capacity tape storage for unattended backup in open system server environments.
  • Compatible with major operating systems and ISV applications.
  • Supports data encryption and write once, read many (WORM) operations using high-capacity 800 GB tape cartridges (the same cartridges as used on full-height LTO 4 tape drives).

IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model

TS3100

TS3100 Express model 3573L3S

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TS3100 Express model 3573F3S

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The IBM System Storage™ TS3100 Tape Library Express Model address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, availability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3100 Tape Library is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (10 data-cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data-cartridge slots). The left magazine includes a single, dedicated mail slot to help support continuous library operation while importing/exporting media. A bar-code reader is standard in the library.

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Available models

3573L3S includes IBM LTO Ultrium 3 LVD Ultra 160 attach, SCSI tape drive, rack mount kit.
3573F3S includes IBM LTO Ultrium 3 four Gbps Fibre Channel tape drive, rack mount kit.

Physical capacity

Up to 800GB per cartridge compressed; 400GB native.
Up to 17.6TB per tape library compressed; 8.8TB native.

Data transfer rate

Up to 80 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 3 cartridges

IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model

TS3200

TS3200 Express model 3573L3H

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TS3200 Express model 3573F3H

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The IBM TS3200 Tape Library is an external 4U standalone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates up to two Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO) IBM TotalStorage® Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and four removable magazines, providing 44 data cartridge slots, a three-slot I/O station, and one dedicated cleaning cartridge slot. When placed in a standard 19" rack, the TS3200 allows organizations to provide as much as 35.2TB of compressed tape storage in just a 4U space. A bar-code reader is standard in the library.

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Available models

3573L3H includes IBM LTO Ultrium 3 LVD Ultra160 attach, SCSI tape drive, rack mount kit.
3573F3H includes IBM LTO Ultrium 3 four Gbps Fibre Channel tape drive, rack mount kit.

Physical capacity

Up to 800GB per cartridge compressed; 400GB native Up to 35.2TB per tape Library compressed; 17.6TB native.

Data transfer rate

Up to 80 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 3 cartridges.

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Enterprise systems

IBM enterprise class tape products are designed to offer high performance, availability, reliability, and capacity to help meet the needs of customers seeking enterprise class storage solutions for mass storage, data archiving, enterprise backup, and disaster recovery. IBM's enterprise class storage products provide on-demand solutions for business.

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library

TS3310

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Designed around a 5 EIA high modular base library unit, the IBM TS3310 Tape Library scales vertically with expansion for LTO tape cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies. The base library module, model L5B, contains the robotics and intelligence to manage the 5U high library system, which houses up to 36 cartridges (30 storage slots and 6 Input/Output slots) and two LTO generation 3 tape drives. The TS3310 model L5B can be expanded with the addition of E9U expansion units, each containing 92 physical LTO cartridge storage cells and space for up to four LTO generation 3 tape drives.

Tape drive interface options

  • SCSI U160
  • 4Gbps Fibre channel

3576 Model L5B and four E9U models maximum configurations

  • 396 LTO storage slots
  • 54 LTO I/O slots
  • 18 tape drives
  • 18 logical libraries
  • 316TB total storage capacity

IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library

TS3500

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The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (TS3500 tape library) is designed to provide a highly scalable, automated tape library for mainframe and open systems backup and archive in midrange to enterprise environments. The TS3500 tape library supports System z via the IBM 3953 Tape System (3953 tape system), which enables System z hosts to access the TS3500 tape library cartridge inventory. The TS3500 tape library can support up to four 3953 tape systems.

Tape drive types

TS1120 or 3592 tape drives or IBM LTO Ultrium 4, 3, or 2 Tape Drives.

Number of frames

One base frame, and up to 15 expansion frames. The TS3500 Model HA1 installation, provides two additional Dxx frames, required as service bays.

Capacity

  • IBM Ultrium 4 Cartridges: 52TB to 5.5PB (102TB to 11PB with 2:1 compression)
  • 3592 cartridges: 29TB to 3.13PB (87TB to 9.39PB with 3:1 compression)
  • 3592 extended capacity cartridges: 40.6TB to 4.38PB (121.8TB to 13.14PB with 3:1 compression)

IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape System

TS1120

TS1120 Tape Drive

TS1120 Storagetek

3592 model C20 tape frames in Sun Storagetek Silo

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The IBM System Storage TS1120 offers a solution to address applications that need high capacity, fast access to data or long-term data retention. The TS1120 storage system may include the TS1120 Tape Drives, TS1120 Tape Controller and the IBM 3592 Tape Frame Model C20, which can be attached to a Sun StorageTek 9310 library. The system uses IBM 3592 rewritable and WORM tape media.

Performance

Data transfer rate up to 260 MBps with 3:1 compression.

Physical storage capacity

Up to 2.1TB on a 3592 JB/JX cartridge.

Flexibility

  • System i5, System p5, System z and System x support
  • Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations
  • Supports encryption and key management
  • Media options include short and long lengths and re-writable and WORM formats
 
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