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IBM. HP, StorageTek, Quantum and Tandberg  LTO 6 Tape Drives (Library and Consumer) 

 Capacity: 2.5TB / 6.25TB (native/compressed)

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    IBM System Storage® LTO tape drives have the solution for your storage needs.

    Library Tape Drives

     IBM 3588-F6A Library LTO6 Tape Drive

    Consumer Tape Drives 

     IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express

    Product details

    The IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express is an external drive incorporating the sixth generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium technology in a full-height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2360 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

    Cartridge capacity

    1

    Max. drive data rate

    160 MBps

    Interface

    SAS 6 Gb

     

     IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express

    Product details

    The IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the sixth generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half-height form factor. This external standalone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2260 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

    Cartridge capacity 2.5 TB native
    Max. drive data rate 160 MBps
    Interface SAS 6 Gb

     

     IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express

    Product details

    The IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a full 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 TS2350 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

    Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
    Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
    Interface SAS 6 Gbps
     

     IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express

    Product details

    The IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating 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.

    Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
    Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
    Interface SAS 6 Gbps

     

     IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model

    Product details

    The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4 th generation of IBM LTO technology. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the IBM 3580 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2340 supports encryption of data and offers a 3 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2340 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.
    Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
    Interface 3 Gbps SAS
    Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native
     

     IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model

    The IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4th generation of IBM LTO technology in a half-high form factor. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the TS2230 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2240 supports encryption of data with a 6 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2240 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS2240 Tape Drive provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-in., 4 mm, or 8 mm tape drives.

    Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
    Interface 6 Gbps SAS
    Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native

  •  HP LTO-6 Ultrium Tape Drives represents Sixth generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 6.25 TB per cartridge while providing enterprise tape drive management capabilities with TapeAssure, hardware-based data encryption for greater levels of security and ease of use with HP StoreOpen and LTFS at an unprecedented performance.

    Library Drive: 

    • LTO-6 Ultrium 6250

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    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is an open format for storing data on tape that makes LTO-6 tapes self-describing and file-based together with HP StoreOpen tape is now as easy to use as a disk drive, simplifing file sharing across platforms.
    • With HP TapeAssure customers can be confident that their data is safe by monitoring drive and media utilization, operational performance and life/health information for drive and media.
    • Data hardware encryption using AES 256-bit provides easy-to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. By using encryption, data is fully capable of being compressed therefore maximizing capacity; encrypted backups are completed without a loss in performance.
    • Capable of data transfer rates up to 400 MB/sec, HP’s exclusive Data Rate Matching further optimizes performance by matching host system speed to keep drives streaming, thus enabling the fastest tape performance.
      HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6650 SAS Internal Tape Drive-EH963A HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6650 SAS External Tape Drive-EH964A HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS Internal Tape Drive-EH969A HP Smart Buy-StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS Internal Tape Drive-EH969SB HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS External Tape Drive-EH970A HP Smart Buy-StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS External Tape Drive-EH970SB HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape DR 1U Rkmt Kit-C0L99A
    Form factor  5.25 inch full-height   5.25 inch full-height   5.25 inch half-height   5.25 inch half-height   5.25 inch half-height   5.25 inch half-height   5.25 inch half-height(drive)1U(rack)  
    Capacity  6.25TB capacity (Compressed 2.5:1)  
    Sustained transfer rate  1.44TB/hr. compressed rate  
    Buffer size   512MB buffer  
    Interface  6Gb/s Dual Port SAS interface  
    WORM capability   Supports WORM  
    Encryption Capability  AES 256-bit encryption  
    LTFS  YES  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Quantum’s LTO-6 tape drives deliver reliable data protection with tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. In addition, they use less power than LTO-5 drives, making a “greener” and more energy efficient solution.

    • Fast backup and restore performance –at speeds up to 400MB/s (1.4TB/hr)*
    • Protect 6.25TB of data on each cartridge*
    • Drag and drop files in native format directly to LTO media using LTFS, no backup software needed
    • Secure protection with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
    • WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality
    • Partitioning capability
    • Two generations of backward compatibility

    * Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, 2:1 for other LTO

    Datasheet

    The LTO-6 drive uses the latest industry-standard interface—6Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)—to allow for easy installation and integration into your data center. Quantum’s LTO-6 tape drives also protect your investment by providing two generations backward read and write compatibility and one generation backward read compatibility.

    Keep data secure while not impacting back up or restore performance with hardware-based AES 256-bit data encryption. In addition, LTO-6 is WORM capable allowing companies from healthcare, financial, and other related industries to meet tough regulatory requirements.

    Quantum “Backup Ready” kit solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO tape drive, cable for external models, a cleaning cartridge, and durable Quantum media. “Backup Ready” solutions are cost-effective, easy to install, and fully supported by Quantum. Choose the Quantum LTO-6 tape drive configuration that is right for your environment: a server-installable internal, convenient tabletop, or space-efficient rack mount.

    Media Compatibility

    • Quantum LTO-6 tape drives write to the following media:
      LTO Ultrium 6 (MR-L6MQN-01 and MR-L6MQN-02), LTO Ultrium 5 (MR-L5MQN-01 and MR-L5MQN-02)

    • Quantum LTO tape drives utilize the following cleaning cartridge:
      LTO Universal (MR-LUCQN-01)

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Bare, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8482)
      Includes product documentation
      Model number (color):
      TC-L62AN-BR (black)

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8482)
      Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge and product documentation
      Model number (color):
      TC-L62AN-EY (black)

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Tabletop Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8088)
      Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge,SFF8088 to SFF8088 mini-SAS cable, worldwide power cords and product documentation
      Model number (color):
      TC-L62BN-AR (black)

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, 1U Rackmount Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8088)
      Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge,SFF8088 to SFF8088 mini-SAS cable, mounting kit, worldwide power cords and product documentation
      Model number (color):
      TC-L63CN-AR (black/single drive)

    SAS HBA Bundles:

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Kit, SAS HBA bundle, 6Gb/s SAS
      Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, SFF8484 to SFF8482 cable, LSI PCI express SAS HBA and product documentation. Not compatible with Macintosh.
      Model number (color):
      TC-L62AN-EZ (black)

    • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Tabletop Kit, SAS HBA Bundle, 6Gb/s SAS
      Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, SFF8088 to SFF8088 SAS cable, LSI PCI express SAS HBA, worldwide power cords and product documentation. Not compatible with Macintosh.
      Model number (color):
      TC-L62BN-EZ (black)

  • For Oracle STK Tape Libraries

    7104451

    HP LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready

    7104435

    IBM LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready

     Oracle LTO6 Datasheet

    StorageTek LTO 6 stores up to 2.5 TB of native capacity

    Reduces media costs while accommodating data growth

    Data rates up to 160 MB/sec (uncompressed)

    Accelerates backups

    Energy-efficient design

    Further reduces energy consumption for tape operations

    Backward write compatible with LTO 5 and backward read compatible with LTO 5 and LTO 4

    Protects your investment and enables smooth data migrations

    WORM capable media integration

    Secure, manage, and archive critical data

    Encryption capable

    Protects data in the event of tape cartridge loss

    High duty cycle rating

    High reliability

     

  • The Tandberg Data’s LTO-6 half-height (HH) tape drive brings enterprise-level capacity and performance to small and medium businesses at an affordable price. The Tandberg Data LTO-6 HH drive is able to store up to 6.25TB* of data on a single cartridge and provides performance of up to 1.4 TB per hour. The LTO-6 HH tape drive is backward write-compatible through one generation and read-compatible two generations.

     

    3533-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, SAS, Bare LTO-6 HH Internal SAS tape drive with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
    3534-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, SAS, Kit LTO-6 HH – Internal drive kit, black, Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart Single Server Edition Paper License and 1 data cartridge
    3535-LTO LTO-6 HH External Drive, SAS, Kit LTO-6 HH – External drive kit, black, SAS, Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart Single Server Edition Paper License and 1 data cartridge
    3536-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH – Internal bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
    3537-LTO LTO-6HH External Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH – External bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black

     

    • Capacity: 2.5TB / 6.25TB (native/compressed)
    • Performance up to 1.4 TB/Hr (compressed)
    • Low cost of ownership and low media cost
    • Enterprise features and performance in a small form factor
    • Future proof with 8-generation roadmap
    • Data speed matching reduces mechanical wear and extends tape life
    • Proven reliability MTBF of 250,000 hrs at 100% duty cycle
    • LTFS, WORM and AES 256-bit encryption
    • 30 year archival life
    • 3 years Advanced Replacement Service warranty

    The LTO-6 HH tape drive supports LTFS, WORM and AES 256-bit hardware encryption providing maximum protection for data stored off-site or in transit. The Tandberg Data LTO-6 HH tape drive is offered with a SAS or Fibre Channel (FC) interface and a choice of internal, external or rackmount configurations and is supplied with a 3 year Advanced Replacement Service warranty.

    Tandberg Data is the sole manufacturer of LTO-5/6 HH Fibre Channel external (tabletop) tape drives.  When used in conjunction with a FC-to-Thunderbolt bridge (Promise or Atto), the LTO-6 tape drives provides customers, especially Mac users, with a unique,  high-performance backup and archiving solution to simplify digital workflow and archiving needs.

    LTO tape technology makes it easy for users to standardize on a tape technology that meets today’s data capacity requirements and ensures futures growth potential. LTO’s eight-generation roadmap, with four generations available today, makes it a clear choice for small to medium-sized businesses.

    Capacity (native/compressed) 2.5TB / 6.25TB*
    Transfer Rate (native/compressed) 160 MB/s / 400 MB/s*
    Dynamic Speed Matching 54–160 MB/s / 135–400 MB/s*
    Memory Buffer Size 512MB
    Data Access Speed 50 sec.
    Data Compression 16KB (2.5:1)
    Encryption AES 256-bit
    LTFS Yes (4 partitions)
    Recording format LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5, LTO Ultrium 4 (read only)

     Datasheet

 LTO Specifications

General specifications

Lifetime tape durability

Approximate years of life

assuming one tape filled…

Tape type

Native capacity

Total tracks

Tracks written per pass

Passes to write entire tape

Total end-to- end passes

Entire-tape reads/writes

Per month

Per week

LTO-1 100 GB 384 8

48

9600

200

17

4

LTO-2 200 GB 512 8

64

16,000

250

21

5

LTO-3 400 GB 704 16

44

16,000

364

30

7

LTO-4 800 GB 896 16

56

11,200

200

17

4

LTO-5 1500 GB 1280 16

80

16,000

200

17

4

LTO-6 2500 GB 2176 16

136