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Why IBM for tape storage

IBM offers tape storage, backup and recovery solutions for data protection and retention.

IBM invented the concept of magnetic tape storage back in 1952. Since then, IBM has delivered many innovations in tape storage and that innovation continues today.

 

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Tape systems

  • Enterprise (Library Drives) (Consumer LTO)

    • TS1060 Drive – Supports LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2:5 to 1 compression
    • TS1150 Drive -3592-E08.  Provides up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity per cartridge (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 5 1.5 TB cartridge
    • TS1140 Drive – 3592-E07 The TS1140 tape drive supports the System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation. The TS1140 features three options for Type C media. The 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JC, provides up to 4.0 TB native capacity, and up to 4.0 TB are provided by the 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JY. A limited capacity of up to 500 GB Economy cartridge, JK, offers fast access to data. The TS1140 tape drive can also read and write on previous media, type B (JB and JX), and read only on type A (JA, JW, JJ and JR).
    • TS1130 Drive – 3592-E06 The IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive (TS1130 tape drive) features storage capability to help you establish easy access to data, better security, long-term retention and data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1130 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The TS1130 tape drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. To further protect your investment, an upgrade model is available for your existing IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drives. And to support a heterogeneous server environment, the TS1130 offers multiplatform support.
    • TS1120 Drive – 3592-E05  The tape drive uses IBM 3592 Cartridges, which are available in limited capacity (100GB) for fast access to data, and standard capacity (500 GB) or extended capacity (700 GB) that help to reduce resources to lower total cost. All three cartridges are available in re-writable or Write Once Read Many (WORM) format.
    • TS3500 Library – Support highly-scalable, automated data retention on tape using Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium and IBM 3592 tape drive families
    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS) – IBM Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition (LTFS SDE) provides direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives using LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 tape cartridges, as well as IBM 3592 tape cartridges with IBM System Storage TS1140 tape drives. LTFS eliminates the need for additional tape management and software to access data.
    • Crossroad ReadVerify Appliance (RVA)

    IBM 3592 Tape Drives available in Generic Tabletop and Rackmount Enclosures

    TS1150   – 3592-E08  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

    TS1140   – 3592-E07  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

    TS1130   – 3592-E06  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

    TS1120   – 3592-E05  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

    3592-J1A  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

    3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure   3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure (Rear View)

    Tabletop – Front and Rear

    3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount (Rear View)   TS1140 Tape Drive

  • Midrange

    • TS3500 Library – Support highly-scalable, automated data retention on tape using Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium and IBM 3592 tape drive families
    • TS3310 Library – This tape library allows you to start small with only a single five EIA rack unit high library. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base with up to four 9U expansion modules
    • TS3200 Library – Designed to support LTO Ultrium 6, 5 or 4 tape drives for increased capacity and performance including Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS attachments
    • TS3100 Library – The TS3100 is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of one LTO full-height tape drive or up to two LTO half-height tape drives and with a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 leverages LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3100 is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots
    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS) – – IBM Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition (LTFS SDE) provides direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives using LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 tape cartridges, as well as IBM 3592 tape cartridges with IBM System Storage TS1140 tape drives. LTFS eliminates the need for additional tape management and software to access data.
    • Crossroad ReadVerify Appliance (RVA)
    • 7226 enclosure

  • Entry drives

    Entry libraries

    • TS3200 Express –  Designed to support LTO Ultrium 6, 5 or 4 tape drives for increased capacity and performance including Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS attachments
    • TS3100 Express –  The TS3100 is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of one LTO full-height tape drive or up to two LTO half-height tape drives and with a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 leverages LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3100 is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots
    • TS2900
    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS)