IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express

Sixth-generation LTO Ultrium, half-height tape drive

Feature Benefits
LTO Ultrium generation 6 technology
  • Higher storage capacity than previous generations of LTO Ultrium tape drives
  • LTO standards compatibility helps offer long-term tape infrastructure investment protection
Hardware encryption available
  • Helps keep the data on your tape media secure with encryption
  • Helps meet compliance requirements
  • Helps improve performance of your backup processes with dedicated encryption/decryption core
Media partitioning and IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • Two partitions may be created on the LTO Ultrium 6 media
  • Partitioning enables LTFS, which improves the ability to reference small sections of data on tape
  • LTFS helps with interchange of data between different platforms
Physical storage capacity up to 6.25 TB (2.5:1 compression)
  • Helps reduce the number of cartridge changes required for backup operations
  • Helps reduce the physical storage requirements for backup and archive media
Native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/s
  • Helps address the demands of shrinking backup windows
  • Enables faster data read and write to help reduce long waits for backup and restore procedures to keep your organization up and running
6 Gbps SAS interface
  • Higher speed allows data to be moved faster into the drive
USB 3.0 support
  • Plug and play for easy installation
Backward compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
  • Read/write capability with LTO Ultrium 5 and read capability with LTO Ultrium 4 cartridges helps protect current media investments
Half-height form-factor
  • New enclosure design allows two units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack, making it ideal for rack environments where space is at a premium
  • Same high capacity as full-height
  • Same data transfer rate as full-height
  • Lower cost implementation