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Fifth-generation, high capacity, half height Tape Drive

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. The main challenge for midmarket CIOs is how to cost-effectively store, archive and retrieve an explosion of new information, how to protect and secure that information, meet compliance requirements and make information accessible for business insight, where and when it’s needed.

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 Linear Tape File System(tm) technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

Common features

  • Features the new IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive in a half height form factor
  • Supports partitioning on Ultrium 5 Media and new IBM Linear Tape File System technology
  • IBM Ultrium 5 technology continues to support encryption of data and WORM operations
  • Adheres to the widely supported LTO specification, which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers
  • Designed to provide higher capacity to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • 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

  • Maximum Storage Capacity up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
  • Native data transfer rate of 140 MBps
  • Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) standards
  • 6 Gbps SAS connectivity available
  • Dual SAS port and one Ethernet port
  • New enclosure design allows two units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack
  • External stand-alone or rack-mountable unit