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Fourth generation, Linear Tape-Open Tape Drive designed for the midrange open systems environment

  • Designed to provide high-capacity and performance to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • Double the cartridge capacity of previous generation LTO drives
  • Available hardware encryption designed to offer highly secure data storage along with high performance
  • Native data transfer rate of up to 120 MBps
  • Choice of SCSI or SAS interfaces

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™ TS2340 Tape Drive—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO) technology, the TS2340 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 TS2340 provides added security features by supporting encryption of data with 3 Gbps SAS connectivity.

The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival storage of their data within a small window of time—it offers high capacity and performance to help address the most demanding requirements. The TS2340 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM Ultrium™ 800 GB data cartridge, which provides up to double the capacity of previous Ultrium 3 technology. Along with its higher capacity, the data transfer performance of the TS2340 Tape Drive has increased over the previous generation for a native data transfer rate of up to 120 MBps. The TS2340 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm DLT/SDLT tape drives

Common features

  • Features the new IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive
  • IBM Ultrium 4 technology is designed to support encryption of data and continues to support write once, read many (WORM) operations
  • Adheres to the widely supported LTO specification which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers
  • Designed to provide outstanding performance and capacity attributes for unattended backup within midrange and enterprise server environments
  • 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

  • An entry-level Ultrium tape solution for the midrange and network tape storage environments
  • Designed to provide cost effective backup save and restore and archival storage external to the server
  • Double the storage capacity of the existing IBM LTO 3 models
  • Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) standards
  • LVD SCSI and 3 Gbps SAS connectivity available