IBM TS3100 Tape Library

Entry-level LTO tape library designed to provide reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup

Drive options LTO Ultrium 6 full-height: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8344)
LTO Ultrium 6 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8347); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8348)
LTO Ultrium 5 full-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8245); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8244)
LTO Ultrium 5 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8247); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8248)
LTO Ultrium 4 full-height: Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI (FC # 8143 or 95P5002); 3 Gbps SAS (FC # 8145 or 95P5006); 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8144 or 95P5004)
LTO Ultrium 4 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8149 or 46X7117); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8148 or 46X6912)
Available models TS3100 Tape Library Model
L2U Driveless
3573 L2U (MTM)
Optional feature codes
Path Failover feature 45E9503 or FC # 1682
Transparent LTO encryption 45E3081 or FC # 5900
Rack mount 23R6998 or FC # 7002
Right-side magazine set
Left-side magazine
23R6999 or FC # 8106
45E2237 or FC # 8109
LTO Ultrium tape cartridges LTO Ultrium 6 media: FC # 8605
LTO Ultrium 5 media: FC # 8505
LTO Ultrium 4 media: FC # 8405
LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge 23R7008 or FC # 8002
Tape drive type LTO Ultrium 6 half-height and full-height
LTO Ultrium 5 half-height and full-height
LTO Ultrium 4 half-height and full-height
Number of drives 1 - 2
Number of tape cartridges 24
Number of mail slots 1
Physical capacity Capacity per cartridge
Up to 6.25 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 2.5 TB native
Up to 3 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 1.5 TB native
Up to 1.6 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 800 GB native
Library capacity
Up to 150 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 60 TB native
Up to 72 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 36 TB native
Up to 38.4 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 19.2 TB native
Data transfer rate Up to 160 Mbps native with LTO Ultrium 6
Up to 140 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 5
Up to 120 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 4
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Standalone 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.84 in. (97.6 mm) × 31.9 in. (810 mm)
Rack mount 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.44 in. (87.6 mm) × 29.13 in. (740 mm)
Weight 33 lb (15 kg) without rack mount
Operating environment
Temperature 50°F - 113°F (10°C - 45°C)
Relative humidity 10% - 80% RH (noncondensing)
Electrical power 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA
Attachment support 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
6 Gbps SAS interfaces
LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces (LTO Ultrium 4 full-height)
Operating systems support Native device driver support is available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers.
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Warranty Three-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries
Model Model description Cache Model includes
3573–L2U IBM TS3100 Tape Library Driveless    

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