IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model

Fourth-generation, high capacity, high performance Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Tape Drive


IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model

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 utilises 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 ¨C the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering ¨C is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced LTO technology, the TS2340 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, as well as 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 Gigabits per second (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 ¨C it offers high capacity and performance to help address the most demanding requirements. The TS2340 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6Terabyte (TB) (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM Ultrium 800Gigabyte (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 120MBps. The TS2340 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4mm and 8mm DLT/SDLT tape drives

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Fourth generation of LTO technology
Hardware encryption available [If optional, say so.]
Physical storage capacity up to 1.6TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 120MB/sec
SCSI Ultra 160 LVD or 3Gbps SAS interface
Large internal data transfer buffer
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Available Configurations
Common features
Physical Capacity1 Up to 1.6TB per cartridge with 2:1 compression; 800GB native
Number of Tape Drives One
Number of tape cartridges One
Data transfer rate Up to 120MB/sec native
Media Type
Warranty Three year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), in most countries
Weight 14.2lb (6.45kg)
Power requirements 1.0 - 0.5A at 100 - 240V ac, 50/60Hz
Dimensions 4.75"H x 9.85"W x 11.50"D (12.0cm x 25.0cm x 29.2cm)
Operating environment
Temperature: 10°C to 38°C (50° to 100°F)
Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent (non-condensing)
Electrical power: 1.0 - 0.5 amps at 100 - 240V 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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