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LTO Ultrium tape drives, libraries, and autoloaders

Ideal for backup, save/restore and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems. LTO delivers exceptional performance and availability at an economical price point.


IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model


The IBM TS3100 Tape Library Express is well-suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data-storage needs for small to medium-size environments. With its single Ultrium™ 3 tape drive and 22 tape-cartridge capacity, the IBM TS3100 model is designed to leverage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to help cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.

No. of drives 1
Max. number of cartridges 22
Max. system capacity (2:1 compression) 17.6TB
Supported platforms IBM System p™, IBM System i™, IBM RS/6000®, IBM AS/400®, IBM® xSeries® and other open systems

IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model

The IBM System Storage™ TS3200 Tape Library Express Model is designed for backup, save and restore, and archival data-storage needs for small to medium-size environments. The TS3200 is an external 4U standalone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates up to two Ultrium 3 tape drives and 44 tape cartridges, in addition to 3 media mail slots and 1 dedicated cleaning cartridge slot.

No. of drives: Up to 2 drives
Max. number of cartridges: 44 data cartridges, 3 I/O slots, and 1 dedicated cleaning cartridge slot
Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression): Up to 35.2TB compressed, Up to 17.6TB native

IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library

For businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup needs and limited physical space for a tape library, the IBM System Storage TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow. This tape library allows you to start small with only a single 5 EIA rack unit high library. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base with one 9U expansion module. Future configurations will allow the interconnection of several 9U modules, allowing a TS3310 tape library to hold over 400 LTO™ tape cartridges.

Number of drives Up to 101 LTO Generation 3 tape drives (max 2 drives for the base Model L5B library and 4 drives for each expansion module E9U)
Max. number of cartridges Base Model L5B: 30 storage and 6 I/O.
Expansion module, Model E9U: 92 storage or 80 storage and 12 I/O
Max. system capacity (2:1 compression) Over 169 terabytes in a 23U configuration or 24 terabytes in a Model L5B base library
Supported platforms OS/400® V5R2, V5R3, or later
AIX 5L™ V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, or later
Sun Solaris 8 and 9
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
HP-UX 11.0, HP-UX 11.11 and HP-UX 11.232
Linux® distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4
SUSE LINUX Server 9

IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library

The IBM System Storage™ TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM automation and drive technology to provide a highly scalable, automated tape library for System z™ and open systems backup and archive in midrange to enterprise environments.

Number of drives 12 per frame (192 per library)
Max number of cartridges 6,887
Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression): 2,755TB (5,510TB)
Supported platforms AIX®; OS/400®; i5/OS®; Windows® 2000; Windows Server™ 2003; Linux®; Sun Solaris; and HP-UX. IBM z/OS® with the IBM 3953 Tape System

IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive

The IBM TotalStorage 3580 model L33 Tape Drive is an external drive incorporating the 3rd and latest generation of IBM LTO technology. This an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the 3580 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The 3580 Tape Drive provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-in., 4mm, or 8mm tape drives. The 3580 model L33 can read and write LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 1 Data Cartridges.

Cartridge capacity
(Native/Compressed)
Ultrium 3: 400/800GB
Ultrium 2: 200/400GB
Ultrium 1: 100/200GB
Max drive data rate Ultrium 3: 80MB/sec
Ultrium 2: 35/70MB/sec
Ultrium 1: 15/30MB/sec
Interface L33, L23, L13, L11-LVD
H23, H13, H11-HVD

IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Express Model

For small businesses that need the ability to quickly and reliably access data that is critical to their success, the IBM 3580 Express is a complete package for networked servers or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner. The IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM TotalStorage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

Cartridge capacity
(Native/Compressed)
Ultrium 3: 400/800GB
Max drive data rate Ultrium 3: 80MB/sec
Supported Platforms IBM eServer™ xSeries®, Netfinity®, iSeries™, AS/400®, pSeries®, RS/6000®, Windows® 2000, Windows Server 2003, Sun, HP, Linux™

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