IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model


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. Whether your business utilises a high-performance network server or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner is mission critical.

The IBM System Storage® TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V—one of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offerings—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced Linear Tape-Open® (LTO®) technology, the TS2240 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems. In addition, the TS2240 provides up to 6 Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectivity and the security of LTO-based data encryption.

The System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival storage of their data. The TS2240, with a half-height form factor, offers the same high capacity of full-height LTO-4 tape drives. The TS2240 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium® 800 GB data cartridge, which provides up to twice the capacity of Ultrium 3 cartridges. The native data transfer performance of the TS2240 Tape Drive has increased over the previous LTO half-height generation to up to 120 MB/sec. The TS2240 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT) drives.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Fourth generation of LTO technology
Hardware encryption available
Physical storage capacity up to 1.6 TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 120 MB/sec
6 Gbps SAS interface
Large internal data transfer buffer
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Half-height form factor
Model and Part number Model Number; 3580 H4V

Part Number: 3580S4V
Common features
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO Ultrium 4 half-height SAS tape drive V2
Physical Capacity Up to 1.6 TB per cartridge with 2:1 compression; 800 GB native
Number of Tape Drives 1
Number of tape cartridges 1
Data transfer rate Up to 120 MB/sec native
Recommended LTO 4 Tape Cartridges IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (95P4436)

IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 800 GB WORM Cartridge (95P4450)
Cleaning cartridge IBM System Storage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (P/N 35L2086)
Weight 4.3 kg (9.4 lb)
Power requirements 1.0 - 0.5 A at 100 - 240 V ac, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 21.3 cm W × 5.8 cm H × 33.2 cm D (8.4 in. × 2.3 in. × 13.1 in.)
Warranty Three-year Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) in most countries

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