IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express

Fifth-generation, high capacity, half height Tape Drive


Today, data is a key corporate asset in all types of businesses. The ability to access data quickly and reliably is critical to your success. The main challenge for midmarket chief information officers (CIOs) is how to cost-effectively store, archive and retrieve an explosion of new information; how to protect and secure that information; and how to meet compliance requirements and make information accessible for business insight, where and when it’s needed.

The IBM TS2250 tape drive express – the entry-level IBM tape product family offering – is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the leading-edge LTO Ultrium technology, the TS2250 tape drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rate than previous generations. In addition, IBM LTO Ultrium 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning and LTFS technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and write-once-read-many (WORM) media.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Fifth generation of LTO Ultrium technology
Hardware encryption available
Media partitioning and IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
Physical storage capacity up to 3.0 TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/s
6 Gbps SAS interface
USB 3.0 support
Backward compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Half-height form-factor
Available configurations Model 3580 H5S – One LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface PN 3580S5E
Tape drive type IBM LTO Ultrium 5
Physical capacity 1.5 TB Native; 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
Number of tape drives 1
Number of tape cartridges 1
Data transfer rate Up to 140 MBps native
Media type IBM LTO 5 data cartridge
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Weight 4.3 kg (9.5 lb)
Power requirements 100 – 240 V ac, 50 – 60 Hz autoranging
Dimensions (W x H x D) 21.3 cm × 5.8 cm × 33.2 cm (8.39 in. × 2.29 in. × 13.07 in.)
Warranty Three-year limited warranty, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service in most countries, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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