IBM TS2270 Tape Drive

Seventh-generation LTO Ultrium, half-height tape drive


IBM TS2270 Tape Drive is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the latest generation of leading-edge LTO technology, the TS2270 tape drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rates than the previous generation. In addition, the LTO Ultrium 7 technology is designed to support media partitioning and IBM Spectrum Archive technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and write-once-read-many (WORM) media.

The TS2270 tape drive is an excellent tape storage solution for organisations requiring backup and low-cost, archival storage of data. TS2270 provides a physical storage capacity of up to 15 Terabytes (TB) (with 2.5:1 compression). The data transfer performance has increased over the previous LTO Ultrium half-height generation with a transfer rate of up to 300 Megabytes per second (MBps) with 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) serial attached SCSI (SAS) interface connectivity. The drive offers two SAS and one Ethernet port per drive to improve availability.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
LTO Ultrium generation 7 technology
Hardware encryption available
Media partitioning and IBM Spectrum Archive
Physical storage capacity up to 15 TB (2.5:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s
6 Gbps SAS interface
Backward compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Half-height form-factor
Available configurations Model 3580 H7S – One LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface
Tape drive type LTO Ultrium 7
Physical capacity 6 TB native; 15 TB with 2.5:1 compression
Number of tape drives 1
Number of tape cartridges 1
Data transfer rate Up to 300 MBps native
Media type Read and write:
LTO Ultrium 7
6 TB data cartridge
6 TB WORM cartridge
LTO Ultrium 6
2.5 TB data cartridge
2.5 TB WORM cartridge

Read only:
LTO Ultrium 5
1.5 TB data cartridge
1.5 TB WORM cartridge

Also available:
LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge
Weight 1.7 kg (3.7 lb)
Power requirements 100 – 240 V ac, 50 – 60 Hertz (Hz) auto-ranging
(W x H x D)
148 mm x 42.7 mm x 210 mm (5.82 in. x 1.68 in. x 8.26 in.)
Warranty Three-year limited warranty, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service in most countries, next-business-day 0:900 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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