IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express

Fifth-generation, high capacity, full height Tape Drive

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Our world has become more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. In this new environment, where storage requirements are doubling every one to two years, smarter midsize companies strive to store, archive and retrieve information efficiently, while driving down IT costs. You need to protect and secure the information, meet compliance requirements and make your information available when you need it. The TS2350 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 generation. In addition, the IBM Ultrium 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning, and the new IBM Long Term File System technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

The IBM® System Storage® TS2350 Tape Drive Express—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports these needs by leveraging the newest generation of Linear Tape-Open® ( LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Next generation of LTO® technology
Hardware encryption available
Media Partitioning & IBM Long Term File System
Physical storage capacity up to 3.0 TB (2:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/sec r
Large internal data transfer buffer
6 Gbps SAS interface
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium® cartridges
Full Height Form Factor
Available Configurations Model 3580 S53—One IBM Ultrium® 5 Tape Drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface
PN 3580S5X
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO® 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
IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge
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Weight 6.1 kgs
Power requirements 100 - 240 V ac, 50 - 60 Hz auto-ranging
Dimensions 21.3 cm W x 11.0 cm H x 33.6 cm D)
Warranty Three-year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) in most countries

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