TS3200 Tape Library Express Model

Highlights

The IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model leverages the latest generation of LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

The TS3200 – and its storage management applications – is designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. It is designed as a functionally rich, high capacity, entry level tape storage solution incorporating the latest LTO Ultrium tape technology. The TS3200 is an excellent solution for large capacity or high performance tape backup with or without random-access, as well as an excellent choice for tape automation for IBM Power Systems, IBM System x and other open systems.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
LTO Ultrium 6, 5 and 4 tape drives
Sequential or random-access mode with a standard bar code reader
4U form factor with 48 data cartridge slots
Remote library management through a web interface
LTO Ultrium 6 data capacities up to 300 TB with 2.5:1 compression (up to 120 TB native)
LTO Ultrium 5 data capacities up to 144 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 72 TB native)
LTO Ultrium 4 data capacities up to 76.4 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 38.4 TB native)
LTO Ultrium 6 native data rate of 160 megabytes per second (MBps)
LTO Ultrium 5 native data rate of 140 MBps
LTO Ultrium 4 native data rate of 120 MBps
Drive options LTO Ultrium 6 full-height: 8 Gbps FC (FC # 8344)
LTO Ultrium 6 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8347); 8 Gbps FC (FC # 8348)
LTO Ultrium 5 full-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8245 or 46X2683); 8 Gbps FC (FC # 8244 or 46X2682)
LTO Ultrium 5 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8247 or 46X2685); 8 Gbps FC (FC # 8248 or 46X2684)
LTO Ultrium 4 full-height: Low Voltage Differential (LVD) small computer systems interface (SCSI) (FC # 8143 or 95P5002); 3 Gbps SAS (FC # 8145 or 95P5006); 4 Gbps FC (FC # 8144 or 95P5004)
LTO Ultrium 4 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8149 or 46X7117); 8 Gbps FC (FC # 8148 or 46X6912)
Available models TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
3573 L4U (MTM)
35734UL (HVEC)
Optional feature codes
Path failover 45E9503 or FC # 1682
Transparent LTO Ultrium encryption 45E3081 or FC # 5900
Rack-mount 23R6998 or FC # 7002
Right-side magazine set
Left-side magazine, upper
Left-side magazine, lower
23R6999 or FC # 8106
45E2225 or FC # 8107
45E2231 or FC # 8108
LTO Ultrium tape cartridges LTO Ultrium 6 media: FC # 8605
LTO Ultrium 5 media: FC # 8505
LTO Ultrium 4 media: FC # 8405
LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge 23R7008 or FC # 8002
Additional power supply 23R7263 or FC # 1901
Tape drive type LTO Ultrium 6 full-height and half-height;
LTO Ultrium 5 full-height and half-height;
LTO Ultrium 4 full-height and half-height
Number of drives One - four
Number of tape cartridges 48
Number of mail slots Three
Physical capacity Cartridge capacity
6.25 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 2.5 TB native
3.0 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 1.5 TB native
1.6 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 800 gigabytes (GB) native
Library capacity
300 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 120 TB native
144 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 72 TB native
76.8 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 38.4 TB native
Data transfer rate (per drive) Up to 160 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 6
Up to 140 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 5
Up to 120 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 4
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Standalone 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) x 7.29 in. (185.2 mm) x 31.9 in. (810 mm)
Rack-mount 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) x 6.89 in. (175.2 mm) x 29.13 in. (740 mm)
Weight 47 lb (21.3 kg) without rack-mount
Operating environment
Temperature 50°F - 113°F (10°C - 45°C)
Relative humidity 10 percent - 80 percent (non-condensing)
Electrical power 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA
Attachment support 8 Gbps FC and 6 Gbps SAS interface, LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps FC and 3 Gbps SAS interface (LTO Ultrium 4 full-height)
Operating systems support Native device-driver support is available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux® and Microsoft® Windows® open-system servers
Latest support information: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
Warranty Three years, customer replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries

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