IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader Express

Low profile, entry-level IBM LTO tape storage supported in open system platforms

Drive options Half-height LTO Ultrium 6: 6 Gbps SAS
Half-height LTO Ultrium 5: 6 Gbps SAS
Half-height LTO Ultrium 4: 6 Gbps SAS
Available models LTO Ultrium 6
3572 S6H (AAS – AP, LA)
3572S6R (HVEC – WW)
LTO Ultrium 5
3572 S5H (AAS – AP, LA)
3572S5R (HVEC – WW)
LTO Ultrium 4
3572 S4H (AAS – WW)
3572S4R (HVEC – WW)
Optional feature codes
Desk-side cover kit PN 45E3789
Additional tape magazine PN 45E3793
Rack-mount kit PN 45E3785
Number of tape drives 1
Tape cartridge capacity 9
I/O stations 1
Physical capacity LTO Ultrium 6: Up to 22.5 TB (56.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
LTO Ultrium 5: Up to 13.5 TB (27 TB with 2:1 compression)
LTO Ultrium 4: Up to 7.2 TB (14.4 TB with 2:1 compression)
Data transfer rate LTO Ultrium 6: Up to 160 MBps
LTO Ultrium 5: Up to 140 MBps
LTO Ultrium 4: Up to 120 MBps
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 1.73 in. × 19.02 in. × 33.46 in. (44 mm × 483 mm × 850 mm)
Weight 28.6 lb (13 kg), without drive and cartridges
Attachment and systems support The TS2900 supports 6 Gbps attachment available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers.
See System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for the latest support information.

System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)

Supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors

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