IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model

High capacity, performance half-height Linear Tape-Open Tape Drive

Effective June 26, 2012 IBM has withdrawn from marketing the IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order this product. Please note the IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model is still covered under IBM maintenance and upgrades of capacity are still available. For more information contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner.


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® TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V—one of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offerings—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. By leveraging advanced Linear Tape-Open technology and the half-height format, the TS2230 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems.

The System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival of their data within a small window of time. The TS2230 has a storage capacity of up to 800 GB (with 2:1 compression) when used with an LTO Ultrium 400 GB data cartridge, which is twice the capacity of Ultrium 2 technology. Along with its higher capacity, the performance of the TS2230 Tape Drive has more than doubled compared to the previous generation of half-height LTO drives on the market, with a native data transfer rate of up to 80 MB/sec. The TS2230 Tape Drive provides an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT) drives.

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