TS2280   IBM TS2280 Tape Drive –  LTO 7 A next-generation tape drive, IBM TS2280 incorporates a single drive mechanism in a compact external chassis to enable reliable, economical high-capacity data backups, storing as much as 30 TB per LTO Ultrium 8 cartridge. IBM TS2280 Tape Drive can read and write to LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges, and interoperates with IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Archive for data access that appears to users in user-friendly, searchable form much like data stored on disk or flash  
Table 1. System specifications
Components Specification
Form factor Standalone or 2U rack mount (on a fixed shelf)
Drive technology
  • TS2270: LTO Ultrium 7 half-high drive
  • TS2260: LTO Ultrium 6 half-high drive
  • TS2250: LTO Ultrium 5 half-high drive
Drive interface 2x 6 Gb SAS x1 ports (Mini-SAS SFF-8088)
Number of drives 1
Number of cartridge slots 1
Cartridge capacity
  • LTO7: 6 TB native; up to 15 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO6: 2.5 TB native; up to 6.25 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO5: 1.5 TB native; up to 3.0 TB compressed (with 2:1 compression ratio)
Data transfer rate
  • LTO7: Up to 300 MB/s native; up to 750 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO6: Up to 160 MB/s native; up to 400 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO5: Up to 140 MB/s native; up to 280 MB/s compressed (with 2:1 compression)
Security features Application Managed Encryption (AME) with optional third-party software (such as IBM Spectrum Protect)
Management interfaces 1x Ethernet port (UTP, RJ-45) for drive status and servicing only
Cooling Fixed internal fan
Power supply One 73 W AC fixed power supply with IEC 320-C14 power connector
Hot-swap parts None
Dimensions Width: 213 mm (8.4 in.) Depth: 332 mm (13.1 in.) Height: 58 mm (2.3 in.)
Weight 4.3 kg (9.4 lb.)
Warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite warranty with 9×5 next business day terms.
Service and support Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 24×7 coverage, 4-hour response time, up to 5 years of warranty extension, up to 5 years of Remote Technical Support (RTS).
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11, and 12.
ISV backup software compatibility Arcserve Backup, ASG Time Navigator, Barracuda Yosemite Backup, CommVault Simpana, Dell NetVault Backup, EMC NetWorker, HP OpenView Storage Data Protector, IBM Spectrum Protect, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec NetBackup.
Standard models The following table lists the ordering information for the LTO Ultrium Tape Drive models.
Table 2. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering LTO Ultrium Tape Drive models
Description Part number Feature code (6160-H7S)* Feature code (6160-H6S)* Feature code (6160-H5S)*
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S 6160S7E ATP3 None None
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S 6160S6E None AS5P None
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S 6160S5E None None AS5R