IBM LTO3 Ultrium Full Height Tape Drives

IBM LTO3 External SCSI Tape Drive

The TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Model L33 is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival of their data within a small window of time—high-capacity and performance
can meet the most demanding requirements.

Highlights

  • An entry-level Ultrium. tape solution for the midrange and network tape storage environments
  • Designed to provide cost effective backup save and restore and archival storage external to the server
  • Double the storage capacity of the L23 and H23 models
  • Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-OpenR (LTO) standards

 

IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Model L33
Today, data is a key corporate asset in all types of businesses. The ability to access data quickly and reliably is critical to your success. Whether your business utilizes a high-performance network server or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner is mission critical.

The IBM TotalStorage® 3580 Tape Drive—the entry-level IBM TotalStorage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows.

By leveraging advanced Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, the TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems.

The TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Model L33 is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival of their data within a small window of time—high-capacity and performance
can meet the most demanding requirements.

The new Model L33 has a storage capacity of up to 800GB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400GB data cartridge, which is double the capacity of the Ultrium 2 technology.

Along with its higher capacity, the performance of the TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive has more than doubled over the previous generation for a native data transfer rate of up to 80 MBps.

The TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive provides an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm DLT/SDLT tape drives.

Advanced features

The IBM TotalStorage 3580 Tape Drive Model L33 features a SCSI Ultra160 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The Model L33 has several new features designed to exceed your most demanding backup and restore needs: a new dual-stage head actuator has been designed to help increase read/write reliability; a
larger internal data buffer helps improve data access rates and reduce cartridge fill and rewind times along with dynamic channel calibration to help increase data throughput; and new independent tape loader and threader motors are designed to help further enhance robustness and reliability.

In addition to reading and writing to LTO Ultrium 3 tape cartridges, the new Model L33 can read and write to LTO Ultrium 2 cartridges and read LTO Ultrium cartridges.

ProductLTO Ultrium 3 Tape Drive
Product
strengths
Open systems attach,
high capacity, fastdata transfer,
TechnologyLongitudinal, Serpentine
Number of
Drives
1
Max Number of
Cartridges
1
Cartridge
CapacityNative/compressed
Ultrium 3: 400/800GB
Max System
CapacityCompressed
Ultrium 3: 800GB
Max Drive
Data rate
Ultrium 3: 80 MBps native

 

Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead is a tape drive repair and data storage expert based in Reading, Berkshire, providing tape drive repair and data storage solutions across the UK.