IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive

Addresses data protection and long term retention

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Highlights

Business demands require applications that rely on high capacity and fast access to data as well as long-term data retention. The IBM® System Storage® TS1140 Tape Drive (TS1140 tape drive) features storage capabilities to help you establish easy, rapid access to data, improve security, provide long-term retention, and help maintain data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1140 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. To further protect your investment, an upgrade model is available for your existing System Storage TS1130 Tape Drives. For support of heterogeneous server environment, the TS1140 offers multiplatform support and can scale from midrange to enterprise environments.

The TS1140 tape drive supports the System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation. The TS1140 features three options for Type C media. The 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JC, provides up to 4.0 TB native capacity, and up to 4.0 TB are provided by the 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JY. A limited capacity of up to 500 GB Economy cartridge, JK, offers fast access to data. The TS1140 tape drive can also read and write on previous media, type B (JB and JX), and read only on type A (JA, JW, JJ and JR).

To help optimise drive utilisation and reduce infrastructure requirements, the TS1140 tape drives can be shared among supported open system hosts on a Storage Area Network (SAN) or between IBM FICON® mainframe hosts when attached to a System Storage Tape Controller Model C07 for IBM System z®.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Up to 4 TB native capacity on a 3592 JC/JY cartridge
Data transfer rate up to 650 MBps with compression
3592 media
Supports encryption and key management
Media partitioning
Small form factor
Virtual backhitch and high resolution directory
Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations
IBM Power Systems®, System i, System p, System z and System x support
TS1140 tape drive at a glance
Characteristics
Recording technique Linear Serpentine
Number of tracks 2560
Native capacity (uncompressed) 4 TB (using JC/JY media), 1.6 TB (using JB/JX media), or 500 GB (using JK media)
Native sustained data rate (uncompressed) 250 MBps
Adaptive instantaneous data rates 13 speeds, from 76 MBps to 251 MBps for 3592 JC/JK/JY cartridges initialized in Gen 4 format

13 speeds, from 74 MBps to 203 MBps for 3592 JB/JX cartridges initialized in Gen 4 format

13 speeds, from 41 MBps to 163 MBps for 3592 JB/JX cartridges initialized in Gen 3 format

13 speeds, from 39 MBps to 151 MBps for 3592 JB/JX cartridges initialized in Gen 2 format

13 speeds, from 18 MBps to 72 MBps for 3592 JA/JJ/JR/JW cartridges initialized in Gen 1 format

13 speeds, from 36 MBps to 144 MBps for 3592 JA/JJ/JR/JW cartridges initialized in Gen 2 or Gen 3 format
Burst data rate 800 MBps
High-speed search (maximum) 12.4 mps
Warranty One year
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in)
Weight 5.7 kg (12 lbs 7 oz)
Operating environment
Temperature with media 16° to 32° C (60° to 90° F)
Relative humidity 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
Wet bulb maximum 26° C (78.8° F)
Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower) 51 Watts
Platform support
  Platform Operating System
IBM Power Systems IBM AIX®, IBM i1, Linux
System p IBM AIX and Linux
System i IBM i1 and IBM OS/400®1
System x see open system support
System z IBM z/OS®, IBM z/VM®, IBM z/VSE® and Linux
Open systems Hewlett-Packard HP-UX
Oracle Solaris
Servers with Intel® or AMD processors SUSE Linux
Red Hat
Microsoft Windows
Encryption support   z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE IBM i, AIX, HP, Sun, Linux and Windows
 Tape Controller Model C07 for System z at a glance
Characteristics
Number of FICON interfaces up to 4
FICON maximum channel link speed 400 MBps
FICON long wavelength maximum distance (unrepeated, single link to controller) 100 km
FICON short wavelength maximum distance (unrepeated, single link to controller) 150 m
Warranty 1 year
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 172 mm H × 442 mm W × 573 mm D (6.8 in H × 17.4 in W × 22.6 in D)
Weight 35 kg (78 lb)
Operating environment
Temperature with media 16° to 32° C (60° to 90° F)
Relative humidity 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
Wet bulb maximum 23° C (73.4° F)
Heat output 2.05 BTU/hr
Power requirements 600 Watts

 * Assumes 3:1 compression