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  • Provides high-capacity tape storage in a small, half-height form factor to address backup and archiving requirements
  • Offers highly secure data storage using available hardware encryption
  • Provides a native data transfer rate of up to 120 MB/sec
  • Designed for the midrange open systems environment
  • Supports two TS2240 Model H4Vs side by side in a standard 19-inch rack using the optional Rack Mount Shelf

Today, data is a key corporate asset in all types of businesses. The ability to access data quickly and reliably is critical to your success. Whether your business utilizes a high-performance network server or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner is mission critical.

The IBM System Storage® TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V—one of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offerings—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced Linear Tape-Open® (LTO®) technology, the TS2240 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems. In addition, the TS2240 provides up to 6 Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectivity and the security of LTO-based data encryption.

The System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival storage of their data. The TS2240, with a half-height form factor, offers the same high capacity of full-height LTO-4 tape drives. The TS2240 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium® 800 GB data cartridge, which provides up to twice the capacity of Ultrium 3 cartridges. The native data transfer performance of the TS2240 Tape Drive has increased over the previous LTO half-height generation to up to 120 MB/sec. The TS2240 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT) drives.

Common features

  • Features the IBM Ultrium 4 SAS Tape Drive V2 in a half-height form factor
  • Supports encryption of data and continues to support write once, read many (WORM) operations through IBM Ultrium 4 technology
  • Adheres to the widely supported LTO specification, which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers
  • Provides high-capacity tape storage for unattended backup processes in open system server environments
  • Is compatible with major operating systems and ISV applications
  • Uses advanced technologies designed to optimize throughput, increase cartridge capacity and provide superior data protection

Hardware summary

  • Provides an entry-level Ultrium tape solution for midrange tape storage environments
  • Provides cost-effective backup, save and restore, and archival storage external to the server
  • Doubles the storage capacity of the existing IBM TS2230
  • Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) standards
  • Provides 6 Gbps SAS connectivity
  • Supports two TS2240 Model H4Vs side by side in a standard 19-inch rack using the optional Rack Mount Shelf