TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model

Fourth generation, Linear Tape-Open Tape Drive designed for the midrange open systems environment


IBM System Storage TS2340 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 utilizes 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™ TS2340 Tape Drive—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO) technology, the TS2340 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 TS2340 provides added security features by supporting encryption of data with 3 Gbps SAS connectivity.

The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival storage of their data within a small window of time—it offers high capacity and performance to help address the most demanding requirements. The TS2340 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM Ultrium™ 800 GB data cartridge, which provides up to double the capacity of previous Ultrium 3 technology. Along with its higher capacity, the data transfer performance of the TS2340 Tape Drive has increased over the previous generation for a native data transfer rate of up to 120 MBps. The TS2340 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm DLT/SDLT tape drives

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Next generation of LTO technology
Hardware encryption available [If optional, say so.]
Physical storage capacity up to 1.6 TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 120 MB/sec
SCSI Ultra 160 LVD or 3 Gbps SAS interface
Large internal data transfer buffer
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Available Configurations Model L43 – One IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, LVD Ultra160 SCSI attach
Model S43 – One IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, 3 Gbps SAS attach
Common features
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO Ultrium 4
Physical Capacity 1 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
Media Type IBM LTO Ultrium 4
IBM TotalStorage® LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (PN TBD)
IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (PN TBD)
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Warranty Three year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), in most countries
Weight 14.2 lb. (6.45kg)
Power requirements 1.0–0.5 A at 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 4.75"H x 9.85"W x 11.50"D (12.0 cm x 25.0 cm x 29.2 cm)
Operating environment
Temperature: 10° to 38° C (50° to 100° F)
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Electrical power: 1.0 - 0.5 amps at 100 - 240 V ac
Operating systems support: Native device driver support is available for IBM AIX® 5L V5.1, V5.2, or V5.3, OS/400® V5R3 and i5/OS® V5R3 or later; Microsoft® Windows® 2003 (build 3790 or later) and Windows Server® 2003 (build 3790 or greater); Sun Solaris 8, 9, 10; 64-bit HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2; and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® version 3; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10), Asianux 2.0

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