IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express

Sixth-generation LTO Ultrium, half-height tape drive


The IBM System Storage® TS2260 Tape Drive Express® is the answer to growing storage requirements—and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the latest generation of industry-leading LTO technology, the TS2260 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 6 technology is designed to support media partitioning and the IBM Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition. It also continues to support encryption of data and Write Once Read Many (WORM) media.

The IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for organizations requiring backup and low-cost, archival storage of data. The TS2260, with a half-height form factor, offers more capacity than the full height LTO Ultrium 5 tape drive in less space. The TS2260 provides a physical storage capacity of up to 6.25 TB1 (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 160 MBps with 6 Gbps SAS interface connectivity. It also offers two SAS and one Ethernet port per drive to improve availability.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
LTO Ultrium generation 6 technology
Hardware encryption available
Media partitioning and IBM Linear Tape File System™
Physical storage capacity up to 6.25 TB (2.5:1 compression)
Native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/sec
6 Gbps SAS interface
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium cartridges
Half-height form factor
Available configurations Model 3580 H6S—One LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface

PN 3580S6E
Tape drive type LTO Ultrium 6
Physical capacity 2.5 TB native; 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression
Number of tape drives 1
Number of tape cartridges 1
Data transfer rate Up to 160 MBps native
Media type Read and write:
LTO Ultrium 6
2.5 TB data cartridge
2.5 TB WORM cartridge

LTO Ultrium 5
1.5 TB data cartridge
1.5 TB WORM cartridge

Read only:
LTO Ultrium 4
800 GB data cartridge
800 GB WORM cartridge

Also available:
LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge
Weight 4.3 kg
Power requirements 100 - 240 V ac, 50 - 60 Hz auto-ranging
Dimensions 21.3 cm W x 5.8 cm H x 33.2 cm D (8.39 in. x 2.29 in. x 13.07 in.)
Warranty Three-year Limited Warranty, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and on-site service in most countries, Next-Business-Day 9x5, service upgrades available

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