Tape drives

Performance and capacity for midrange to high-end storage

IBM System Storage® tape drives have the solution for your storage needs.


IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive


The IBM System Storage® The IBM System Storage® TS1140 Tape Drive offers a tape solution with high capacity, fast access to data and long-term data retention. It is supported in IBM tape libraries, or frames that support stand-alone installations.

Cartridge capacity 4 TBs
Max. drive data rate 250 MBps native data rate
Interface Supports IBM FICON® attachment. Sharing drives optimises drive utilisation and helps to reduce infrastructure requirements.


IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive


The IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive offers a tape solution with high capacity, fast access to data and long-term data retention. It is supported in IBM tape libraries, or frames that support stand-alone installations.

Cartridge capacity Up to 3 TB at 3:1 compression
Max. drive data rate 160 MBps native data rate
Interface Supports both IBM ESCON and FICON attachment. Sharing drives optimises drive utilisation and helps to reduce infrastructure requirements.


IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive


The IBM System Storage® TS1120 Tape Drive offers a tape solution with high capacity, fast access to data and long-term data retention. It is supported in IBM tape libraries, or frames that support stand-alone installations.

Cartridge capacity 1 Up to 2.1TB at 3:1 compression
Max. drive data rate: 104 MBps native data rate
Interface Supports both IBM ESCON® and FICON® attachment. Sharing drives optimises drive utilisation and helps to reduce infrastructure requirements


IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express is an external drive incorporating the sixth generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium technology in a full-height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2360 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 1
Max. drive data rate 160 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gb


IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the sixth generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half-height form factor. This external standalone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2260 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 2.5 TB native
Max. drive data rate 160 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gb


IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a full height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2350 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gbps


IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open® (LTO) technology in a half height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2250 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gbps


IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model


The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4 th generation of IBM LTO technology. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the IBM 3580 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2340 supports encryption of data and offers a 3 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2340 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
Interface 3 Gbps SAS
Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native


IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model


The IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4th generation of IBM LTO technology in a half-high form factor. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the TS2230 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2240 supports encryption of data with a 6 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2240 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS2240 Tape Drive provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-in., 4 mm, or 8 mm tape drives.

Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
Interface 6 Gbps SAS
Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native