IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express

Fifth-generation, high capacity, half height Tape Drive


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. The main challenge for midmarket CIOs is how to cost-effectively store, archive and retrieve an explosion of new information, how to protect and secure that information, meet compliance requirements and make information accessible for business insight, where and when it’s needed.

The IBM System Storage™ TS2250 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the latest generation of the industry-leading Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO™) technology, the TS2250 Tape Drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rate than previous generation. In addition, the IBM Ultrium™ 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning, and the new IBM Long Term File System technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

Common 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
Available Configurations Model 3580 H5S - One IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive, 6Gbps SAS interface
PN 3580S5E
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO Ultrium 5
Physical Capacity 1.5TB Native; 3.0TB with 2:1 compression
Number of tape drives 1
Number of tape cartridges 1
Data transfer rate Up to 140MBps native
Media Type IBM LTO 5 Data Cartridge
IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge
Call 1-888-IBM-Media
Weight 4.3kgs
Power requirements 100 - 240V ac, 50 - 60Hz autoranging
Dimensions 21.3cm W x 5.8cm H x 33.2cm D (8.39in x 2.29in x 13.07in)
Warranty1 Three-year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) in most countries

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