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Sixth-generation LTO Ultrium, full-height tape drive

  • Helps reduce costs with lower power consumption, consolidation and space reduction
  • Supports media partitioning on Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6 media and IBM Linear Tape File System™
  • Double the compressed cartridge capacity and over 40 percent better performance compared to LTO Ultrium 5 drives
  • Designed to provide greater capacity and performance to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • More energy efficient than previous generations

The IBM System Storage® TS2360 Tape Drive Express®—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports the storage, security and compliance requirements of today’s organizations. The TS2360 leverages the newest generation of LTO Ultrium technology, helping to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

The TS2360 Tape Drive Express is suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and a higher data transfer rate than the previous generation. In addition, the LTO Ultrium 6 technology is designed to support media partitioning and Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition. It also continues to support encryption of data and write-once-read-many (WORM) media.

Common features

  • Features the new LTO Ultrium 6 technology
  • Supports partitioning on LTO Ultrium 6 media and the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ technology
  • LTO Ultrium 6 technology continues to support encryption of data and write-once-read-many (WORM) operations
  • Adheres to the widely supported LTO Ultrium specification, which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers
  • Designed to provide higher capacity to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • Compatible with major operating systems and independent software vendor (ISV) applications
  • Uses advanced technologies designed to optimize throughput, increase cartridge capacity and provide superior data protection
  • Maximum storage capacity up to 6.25 TB* with 2.5:1 compression
  • Native data transfer rate of 160 MBps
  • Adheres to widely supported LTO Ultrium standards
  • 6 Gbps SAS connectivity available
  • Dual SAS port and one Ethernet port
  • New enclosure design allowing two units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack
  • External stand-alone or rack-mountable unit