IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express – part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family – supports the storage, security and compliance requirements of today’s organisations. The TS2360 leverages the newest generation of LTO Ultrium technology, helping to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

The TS2360 Tape Drive Express is suited for handling backup, save and restore, also archival data storage needs with higher capacity and a higher data transfer rate than the previous generation. In addition, the LTO Ultrium 6 technology is designed to support media partitioning and LTFS Single Drive Edition. It also continues to support encryption of data and write once, read many (WORM) media.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Next generation of LTO Ultrium technology
Hardware encryption available
Media partitioning and LTFS
Physical storage capacity up to 6.25 TB (2.5:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 160 MBps
6 Gbps SAS interface
Large internal data transfer buffer
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Full-height form factor
Available models Model 3580 S63 – one IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface
PN 3580S6X
Tape drive type IBM LTO Ultrium 6
Physical capacity 2.5 TB native; 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression
Number of tape drives One
Number of tape cartridges One
Data transfer rate Up to 160 MBps native
Media type Read and write:
LTO Ultrium 6
2.5 TB data cartridge
2.5 TB WORM cartridge

LTO Ultrium 5
1.5 TB data cartridge
1.5 TB WORM cartridge

Read only:
LTO Ultrium 4
800 GB data cartridge
800 GB WORM cartridge

Also available:
IBM LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge
Weight 6.1 kg
Power requirements 100 - 240 V ac, 50 - 60 Hz auto-ranging
Dimensions (width x height x depth) 21.3 cm x 11.0 cm x 33.6 cm
Warranty Three years limited warranty, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service in most countries, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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