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IBM TS2250

IBM TS2250 Tape Drive

External drive incorporates the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2250 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

The IBM® TS2250 tape drive, the entry-level IBM tape product family offering, is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the industry-leading LTO Ultrium technology, the TS2250 tape drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rate than previous generations. In addition, IBM LTO Ultrium 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning, and LTFS technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and write-once-read-many (WORM) media.

Reduce costs

Help reduce costs with lower power consumption, consolidation and space reduction.

Simplify data management

Utilize the with IBM® Spectrum Archive™ with IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) technology to simplify data management.

Support media partitioning

Leverage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 5 media to support media partitioning.

Key features

  • Fifth generation of LTO Ultrium technology
  • Hardware encryption available
  • Media partitioning and IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS
  • Physical storage capacity up to 3.0 TB (2:1 compression)
  • Native data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/s
  • 6 Gbps SAS interface
  • Backward compatibility
  • Half-height form-factor