IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive

Addresses information security, retention and compliance

Marketplace and customer demands require applications that rely on high capacity, fast access to data or long-term data retention. The IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive (TS1130 tape drive) features storage capability to help you establish easy access to data, better security, long-term retention and data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1130 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The TS1130 tape drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. To further protect your investment, an upgrade model is available for your existing IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drives. And to support a heterogeneous server environment, the TS1130 offers multiplatform support.

The TS1130 Tape Drive supports IBM System Storage TS3400 and TS3500 Tape Libraries, IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Libraries, IBM Virtualisation Engine TS7700, IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation and IBM 3952 Tape Frames Model C20 (3952C20 frame) attached to a Sun 9310 library.

Access information at the speed of business

Leverage performance to handle the requirements of your business needs. The TS1130 tape drive supports a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MegaBytes per second (Mbps) to deliver information at the speed your business demands. Help reduce backup and recovery times or require fewer resources to support the environment with the TS1130 tape drive transferring data up to:

Product features

Hardware summary


Feature Benefits
Next generation of LTO™ technology
Hardware encryption available
Media Partitioning & IBM Long Term File System
Physical storage capacity up to 3.0TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 140MB/sec
6Gbps SAS interface
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium™ cartridges
Half Height Form Factor
Recording technique Linear Serpentine
Number of tracks 1,152
Native capacity (uncompressed) 1TB (using JB/JX media), 640GB (using JA/JW media) or 128GB (using JJ/JR media)
Native sustained data rate (uncompressed) 160MBps
Adaptive instantaneous data rates 163, 134, 109, 83, 56, 43MBps for 3592 JB cartridges initialised in Gen 3 format
150, 127, 104, 78, 52, 40MBps for 3592JB cartridges initialised in Gen 2 format
71, 59, 47, 36, 24, 19, 13MBps for 3592 JA cartridges initialised in Gen 1 format
Burst data rate 400MBps
High-speed search (max) 12.40 metres per second (mps)
Warranty One year
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 95mm H x 198mm W x 467mm D (3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in)
Weight 5.70 kg (12 lbs 7 oz)
Operating environment
Temperature with media 16° to 32°C (60°to 90°F)
Relative humidity 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing (limited by media)
Wet bulb maximum 26°C (78.8°F)
Heat output 307BTU/hr
Power dissipation (drive and integrated blower) 46Watts
Platform Support
  Platform Operating System
IBM Power Systems IBM AIX, IBM i 1 , Linux®
  System p IBM AIX and Linux
  System i IBM i 1  and IBM OS/400 1
  System x see open system support
  System z IBM z/OS, IBM z/VM, IBM VSE and Linux
Open Systems Hewlett-Packard HP-UX
  Sun Microsystems Solaris
  Servers with Intel® or AMD processors

SUSE Linux

Red Hat

Microsoft® Windows®
Encryption support   z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, IBM i, AIX, HP, Sun, Linux and Windows

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