IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

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

Drive options Half-height LTO Ultrium 7: 6 Gbps SAS
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 7
3572 S7H

LTO Ultrium 6
3572 S6H

LTO Ultrium 5
3572 S5H

LTO Ultrium 4
3572 S4H
Optional feature codes
Desk-side cover kit FC # 7010
Additional tape magazine FC # 8111
Rack-mount kit FC # 7006
Number of tape drives 1
Tape cartridge capacity 9
I/O stations 1
Physical capacity LTO Ultrium 7: Up to 54 TB (135 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
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 7: Up to 300 MBps
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.
Latest support information: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic

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