Sunstar Company, Inc.


Sunstar Company has new and many reconditioned LTO4 drives ready to ship.

Manufacturers supported:

  • IBM. HP, Oracle StorageTek, Quantum and Tandberg

Drives for your existing tape library.(tray can be included)

Drives for your server

Stand alone / external drives

All drives ship with warranty, upon installation some of the larger companies will include the recently purchased drive with the existing warranty. 

Please call us at 800.663.5223 for pricing

The IBM System Storage TS1040 is an IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. The new Ultrium 4 Tape Drive:

  • Increases maximum data transfer rate, providing to up to 120 MB/sec native as compared to LTO Ultrium 3

  • Provides up to 800 GB native physical capacity per cartridge (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 4 800 GB cartridge

  • Includes a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface attachment

  • Supports encryption capabilities designed to work with the IBM Encryption Key Manager Component

  • Adheres to LTO specifications

  • Mounts in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Model L52, L32, D52, or D32

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

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IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express (LTO 5)

The IBM® System Storage™ TS2350 Tape Drive Express—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports these needs by leveraging the newest generation of Linear Tape-Open™ ( LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express (LTO 5 Half Height)

The IBM System Storage™ TS2250 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the latest generation of the industry-leading Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO™) technology, the TS2250 Tape Drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rate than previous generation. In addition, the IBM Ultrium™ 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning, and the new IBM Long Term File System technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

New units available.