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IBM TS4500 Tape Library is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink.

Feature Benefits
Flexibility to grow
Capacity on demand (CoD)
Advanced Library Management System
Dual robotic accessors
Support for IBM Spectrum Archive with IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology
Frame definition L25 – Base frame for TS1150 and TS1140 (3592) drives and cartridges – includes 32 I/O slots
D25 – Drive-capable and storage expansion frame for TS1150 and TS1140 (3592) drives and cartridges
S25 – Storage-only expansion frame for 3592 cartridges
L55 – Base frame for LTO drives and cartridges – includes 36 I/O slots
D55 – Drive-capable and storage expansion frame for LTO drives and cartridges
S55 – Storage-only expansion frame for LTO cartridges
Tape drive types TS1150 and TS1140 (3592), LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 tape drives
Number of frames per library One base frame, up to 17 expansion frames with maximum of 7 Dx5 frames
Number of drives Up to 16 per frame (up to 12 in frame 1)
Up to 128 per library
Number of tape cartridges L25 – up to 660 (up to 550 in frame 1)
D25 – up to 740 (up to 590 in frame 1)
S25 – up to 1,000 (up to 798 in frame 1)
Total supported per library: up to 17,550
L55 – up to 882 (up to 730 in frame 1)
D55 – up to 970 (up to 774 in frame 1)
S55 – up to 1,320 (up to 1,054 in frame 1)
Total supported per library: up to 23,170
Capacity* 3592 advanced cartridges: up to 175.5 PB per library (526.5 PB with 3:1 compression)
LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges: up to 139 PB per library (up to 347.5 PB with 2.5:1 compression)
Operating systems (OS) support See the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre

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