In today’s data-hungry world, cost-efficient storage is more important than ever. Business analytics have increased the value of data stored for long periods of time, while end-user demands for data accessibility just keep escalating – thanks to the growing use of cloud, mobile and social media technologies. Yet storing massive volumes of static, rarely accessed data on expensive storage media can put a huge strain on shrinking IT budgets.

The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organisations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention – and for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. Plus, an upgrade model is available for existing IBM TS1140 tape drives. What’s more, TS1150 supports the LTFS format in IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.

Feature Benefits
Up to 7 Terabytes (TBs) native capacity on an IBM 3592 JC/JY cartridge
Data transfer rate up to 700 Megabytes per second (MBps) with compression
3592 media
Supports encryption and key management
IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS technology
Media partitioning
Small form-factor
Virtual backhitch and high-resolution directory
Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations
Support for most open-systems servers including IBM Power Systems and for IBM z Systems via IBM TS7700 virtualisation engine
Recording technique Linear serpentine 32-channel concurrent recording
Native capacity (uncompressed) 10 TB (using JD/JZ media), 7 TB (using JC/JY media) or 2 TB (using JL media)
Native sustained data rate (uncompressed) 360 MBps (type D media)
300 MBps (type C media re-formatted)
Adaptive instantaneous data rates 12 speeds, from 112 MBps to 365 MBps, for 3592 JD/JL/JZ cartridges initialised in Gen 5 format
12 speeds, from 99 MBps to 303 MBps, for 3592 JC/JK/JY cartridges initialised in Gen 5 format
12 speeds, from 90 MBps to 252 MBps for 3592 JC/JY in Gen 4 format
Burst data rate 800 MBps
High-speed search (maximum) 12.4 m/s end-end search rate
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3592-E08
95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in. H x 7.8 in. W x 18.4 in. D)
95 mm H x 150 mm W x 374 mm D (3.8 in. H x 5.9 in. W x 14.7 in. D)
Weight 3592-E08 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz) 3592-EH8 3.97 Kilobytes (kb) ( 8 lb 9 oz)
Operating environment
Temperature with media 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
Wet bulb maximum 26°C (78.8°F)
Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower) 46 Watts
Platform support
Platform Operating system (OS)
IBM IBM Power Systems IBM AIX, IBM i, Linux
IBM z Systems*
*z Systems attachment via IBM TS7700
IBM z/OS, IBM z/VM, IBM z/VSE, IBM z/Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)
IBM System p AIX and Linux
IBM System i IBM i and IBM OS/400
IBM System x see open system support
Open Systems Oracle Solaris
Servers with Intel or AMD processors SUSE Linux
Red Hat
Microsoft Windows
Encryption support IBM i, AIX, Sun, Linux and Windows
Warranty One year

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