The IBM System Storage™ TS1120 Tape Drive (TS1120 tape drive) offers a solution to address applications that need high-capacity, fast access to data or long-term data retention. It is supported in IBM tape libraries, IBM frames that support stand-alone installation, and in an IBM 3592 Tape Frame Model C20 (3592 C20 frame) attached to a Sun StorageTek™ 9310 library.
The tape drive uses IBM 3592 Cartridges, which are available in limited capacity (100GB) for fast access to data, and standard capacity (500 GB) or extended capacity (700 GB) that help to reduce resources to lower total cost. All three cartridges are available in re-writable or Write Once Read Many (WORM) format.
TS1120 tape drives can be shared among supported open system hosts on a Storage Area Network (SAN) or between IBM FICON® and ESCON® mainframe hosts when attached to an IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller (TS1120 tape controller). Sharing drives optimizes drive utilization and helps reduce infrastructure requirements.
The TS1120 tape drive supports a native data transfer rate of up to 104 MBps. In open system environments where data typically compresses at 2:1, the TS1120 tape drive can transfer data up to 200 MBps. In a mainframe environment where data typically compresses at 3:1, a single tape drive can transfer data up to 260 MBps. This can help reduce backup and recovery times or require fewer resources to support the environment.
* Assumes 3:1 compression
|Up to 2.1 TB on a 3592 JB/JX cartridge|
|Data transfer rate up to 260 MBps with 3:1 compression|
|Supports encryption and key management|
|Small form factor|
|Virtual backhitch and high resolution directory|
|Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations|
|System i, System p, System z and System x support|
|Recording technique||Linear Serpentine|
|Number of tracks||896|
|Native capacity||700 GB (using JB/JX media), 3003/500 GB (using JA/JW media) or 60 3/100 GB (using JJ/JR media)|
|Adaptive data rates||104, 85, 70, 55, 41 and 35 MBps for 3592 cartridges initialized in Gen 2 format
54, 41, 36, 31 and 27 MBps for 3592 cartridges initialized in Gen 1 format
|Burst data rate||400 MBps|
|High-speed search||10 mps|
|Dimensions||95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in)|
|Weight||5.7 kg (12 lbs 7 oz)|
|Temperature with media||16° to 32 °C (60° to 90 °F)|
|Relative humidity||20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)|
|Wet bulb maximum||26 °C (78.8 °F)|
|Heat output||307 BTU/hr|
|Power requirements||50 Watts|
|IBM||System p||IBM AIX® and SUSE Enterprise Server|
|System i||IBM i5/OS® 1 and IBM OS/400® 1|
|System x||See open system support|
|System z||IBM z/OS®, IBM z/VM®, IBM VSE/ESA™ and SUSE Enterprise Server|
|Servers with Intel® or AMD processors||SUSE Linux®
Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows Server® 2003
|Encryption support||z/OS, z/VM, i5/OS, AIX, HP, Sun, Linux and Windows|
3 Assumes Gen 1 format.
1 WORM support not available.
The IBM System Storage® TS1120 Tape Controller is designed to offer ESCON® and FICON® attachment of either IBM System Storage TS1120 or TotalStorage 3592 J1A Tape Drives in an IBM System Storage TS3400, TS35000 or TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library, IBM TotalStoage 3592 ModelC20 frame or standalone rack or frame. To support drives in a 3494 tape library and 3592 C20 frames, the TS1120 tape controller must reside in an IBM 3952 Tape Frame Model F05.
Tape drives can be shared by FICON and ESCON hosts which may help reduce hardware and infrastructure requirements. The TS1120 tape controller also offers the ability to perform non-disruptive addition of tape drives which helps enhance configuration flexibility and availability.