The IBM TS3310 Tape Library is a modular, scalable tape library designed to address the tape storage needs of rapidly growing companies that find themselves space- and resource-constrained with tape backup and other tape applications.
Built around a 5U-high modular base library unit, the TS3310 can scale vertically with expansion for LTO Ultrium cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.
For businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup and long-term data retention needs and limited physical space for a tape library, the IBM TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow.
This tape library allows you to start small, with only a single 5U high library. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base, with up to four 9U expansion modules.
|Modular, scalable design|
|Designed for high density|
|Vertical expansion over 400 LTO Ultrium cartridges|
|Patented multipath architecture|
|No. of drives||Up to 18 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drives (maximum two drives for the base model L5B library)|
|Max. number of cartridges||Base model L5B: 35 storage and six I/O. Expansion module, model E9U: 92 storage or 80 storage and 12 I/O|
|Max. system capacity (2.5:1 Compression)||6.13 PB in a 41U configuration or 615 TB in model L5B base library|
|Supported platforms||System Storage Interoperation Centre (SSIC)|
|3576 model L5B||3576 model L5B and four E9U models|
|Configuration||Base library||Base library and 4 expansion units|
|Maximum LTO Ultrium storage slots||41||409|
|Maximum LTO Ultrium I/O slots||6||54|
|Maximum tape drives||2||18|
|Total physical capacity||Up to 246 TB (615 TB with 2.5:1 compression)||Up to 2.45 PB (6.13 PB with 2.5:1 compression)|
|Capacity-on-demand increments||N/A||46 cartridges|
|Maximum logical libraries||2||18|
|Form factor/height (H x W x D)||L5B: 219.7 mm (8.65 in.) × 443.2 mm (17.45 in.) × 801.4 mm (31.55 in.)
L5B + E9U: 620.8 mm (24.4 in.) × 443.2 mm (17.45 in.) × 801.4 mm (31.55 in.)
|Tape drive interface options||8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) dual-port Fibre Channel (FC) (LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5)|
|Power supply||L5B: 1 standard (2 maximum) L5B + E9U: 2 standard (4 maximum); L5B + E9U + E9U: 3 standard (6 maximum); L5B + 3 E9U: 4 standard (8 maximum); L5B + 4 E9U: 5 standard (10 maximum)|
|Hot-swap components||Power supplies, tape drives|
|Systems management||Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) enabled|
|OS supported||Selected IBM servers and other Linux® and Microsoft® Windows® open-system servers.
Latest support information: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
|Limited warranty||One year, 9 to 5, next business day|
|Weight||L5B: 38.6 kg (85 lb) maximum
L5B + E9U: 88.5 kg (195 lb) maximum