Tape systems

Tape storage, backup, and information management systems


Your data needs to be protected. IBM Tape Backup and Automation solutions for IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and Netfinity servers protect your business with a full complement of tape technologies. When comparing cost per GB of storage, tape is still one of the most cost-effective backup technologies. IBM tape solutions range from value-server offerings to the latest enterprise automation. These tape products offer excellent backup rates, outstanding throughput and backwards compatibility. Tape solutions for System x, xSeries and Netfinity servers are ServerProven for compatibility and reliability.


IBM Half High LTO Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive

The sixth-generation IBM® LTO® Half-High Ultrium® Drive delivers greater capacity with significantly greater performance than the preceding LTO generation extending its proven reliability and low-cost of ownership lineage to effectively meet the demanding backup, archival and regulatory compliance requirements of your System x® environment.This 5.25 inch Half High LTO Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive is designed for internal installation in System x tower servers or external IBM 1U rack-mount enclosures.

Form Factor: 5.25 in. half-height internal
Cartridge capacity: 8.0 TB compressed1; 3.2 TB native
Max. drive data rate: Up to 280 MBps compressed1; 140 MBps native

IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive

The fifth-generation IBM LTO® Half-High Ultrium® Drive delivers twice the capacity with significantly greater performance than the preceding LTO generation extending its proven reliability and low-cost of ownership lineage to effectively meet the demanding backup, archival and regulatory compliance requirements of your System x® environment.

This 5.25 in. Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive is designed for internal installation in System x tower servers or external IBM 1U rack-mount enclosures.

Form Factor: 5.25 in. half-height internal
Cartridge capacity: 3.0 TB compressed1; 1.5 TB native
Max. drive data rate: Up to 280 MBps compressed1; 140 MBps native
Interface: 6 Gbps SAS

IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive

The fifth-generation IBM LTO® Half-High Ultrium® Drive delivers twice the capacity with significantly greater performance than the preceding LTO generation extending its proven reliability and low-cost of ownership lineage to effectively meet the demanding backup, archival and regulatory compliance requirements of your System x® environment.

This Half High LTO Gen 5 external SAS Tape Drive is a low-cost and space-efficient table-top or shelf-unit alternative to mounting a drive internally in your server.

Form Factor: Half-height external
Cartridge capacity: 3.0 TB compressed1; 1.5 TB native
Max. drive data rate: Up to 280 MBps compressed1; 140 MBps native
Interface: 6 Gbps SAS

IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 Internal SAS Tape Drive

The 4th-generation IBM LTO Half-High Ultrium Drive doubles the capacity, provides up to 50% greater performance, and adds advanced hardware encryption capabilities over the preceding 3rd generation of LTO.

This 5.25-inch Half High LTO Gen 4 Internal SAS Tape Drive is designed for internal installation in IBM System x tower servers or external IBM 1U rack-mount enclosures.

Form Factor: 5.25 in. half-height internal
Cartridge capacity: 1.6 TB compressed1; 800 GB native
Max. drive data rate: Up to 240 MBps compressed1; 120 MBps native
Interface: 6 Gbps SAS

IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive

The 4th-generation IBM LTO Half-High Ultrium Drive doubles the capacity, provides up to 50% greater performance, and adds advanced hardware encryption capabilities over the preceding 3rd generation of LTO.

This half-high LTO Gen 4 external SAS tape drive is a low-cost and space-efficient tabletop or shelf unit alternative to mounting a drive internally in your server.

Form Factor: Half-height external
Cartridge capacity: 1.6 TB compressed1; 800 GB native
Max. drive data rate: Up to 240 MBps compressed1; 120 MBps native
Interface: 6 Gbps SAS

RDX Backup Solutions

The IBM RDX solution provides all the benefits of disk with fast random access to data and drag-and-drop functionality, plus the expected portability and durability of tape.

Cartridge capacity: 320 GB, 500 GB, 1.0 TB, 1.5 TB
Form factor flexibility: Internal or standalone external
Durability: Shock resistant rugged cartridges

DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive

The IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive provides optimum capacity, performance, and a low total cost of ownership for small and medium business environments or enterprise workgroups requiring the highest capacity and performance DDS (DAT) drive available.

Form Factor: 3.5" & 5.25" Half-Height Internal Drive
Capacity: 80 GB (160 GB compressed) capacity
Performance: 6.9 MB/s (13.8 MB/s compressed) transfer rate
Backward Compatibility: Read/Write compatible with DDS-5 and DDS-4
Interface: USB 2.0

1U Tape Drive External Enclosure

The IBM 1U rack-mount external tape enclosure provides a cost-effective solution for adding up to two half-height tape drives externally to your IBM rack-optimized system x server environments.

Bays: Two Half-Height
Form Factor: 1U Rack-Mount
Interface: One SCSI Interface & Cabling Kit (42C3910) required per drive added (Up to 2 Max)
Part number: 87651UX

1Assuming 2:1 compressible data

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