IBM LTO5 Half Height TS2250 Tape Drive

IBM LTO5 Half Height TS2250 Ultrium Tape Drive
The IBM System Storage® TS2250 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the latest generation of the industry-leading Linear Tape-Open® (LTO®) technology, the TS2250 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 Linear Tape File System(tm) technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

Highlights

  • Helps reduce costs with lower power consumption, consolidation and space reduction
  • Supports media partitioning on LTO Ultrium 5 Media and new IBM Linear Tape File System technology
  • Nearly doubles the cartridge capacity of previous generation in a small half height form factor
  • Designed to address backup and archiving requirements with lower cost implementation

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. The main challenge for midmarket CIOs is how to cost-effectively store, archive and retrieve an explosion of new information, how to protect and secure that information, meet compliance requirements and make information accessible for business insight, where and when it’s needed.

The IBM System Storage® TS2250 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the latest generation of the industry-leading Linear Tape-Open® (LTO®) technology, the TS2250 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 Linear Tape File System(tm) technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

 

Common features

  • Features the new IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive in a half height form factor
  • Supports partitioning on Ultrium 5 Media and new IBM Linear Tape File System technology
  • IBM Ultrium 5 technology continues to support encryption of data and WORM operations
  • Adheres to the widely supported LTO specification, which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers
  • Designed to provide higher capacity to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • Compatible with major operating systems and ISV applications
  • Uses advanced technologies designed to optimize throughput, increase cartridge capacity and provide superior data protection

Hardware summary

  • Maximum Storage Capacity up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
  • Native data transfer rate of 140 MBps
  • Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) standards
  • 6 Gbps SAS connectivity available
  • Dual SAS port and one Ethernet port
  • New enclosure design allows two units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack
  • External stand-alone or rack-mountable unit

FeatureBenefits
Next generation of LTO® technology
  • Higher storage capacity than previous generations of LTO tape drives
  • LTO standards compatibility helps offer long-term tape infrastructure investment protection
Hardware encryption available
  • Helps keep the data on your tape media secure with encryption
  • Helps meet compliance requirements
  • Helps improve performance of your backup processes with dedicated encryption/decryption core
Media Partitioning & IBM Linear Tape File System(tm)
  • Two partitions may be created on the LTO Gen 5 media
  • Partitioning enables the IBM Linear Tape File System, which improves the ability to reference small sections of data on tape
  • IBM Linear Tape File System helps with interchange of data between different platforms
Physical storage capacity up to 3.0 TB (2:1 compression)
  • Helps reduce the number of cartridge changes required for backup operations
  • Helps reduce the physical storage requirements for your backup and archive media
Native data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/sec
  • Helps address the demands of shrinking backup windows
  • Enable a faster read and write data to help reduce long waits for backup and restore procedures to keep your business up and running
6 Gbps SAS interface
  • Higher speed allows data to be moved faster into the drive
Backwards compatibility with previous generations of LTO Ultrium® cartridges
  • Read/write capability with Ultrium 4 and read capability with Ultrium 3 cartridges helps you protect your current media investment
Half Height Form Factor
  • Ideal for rack environments where space is a premium with its new enclosure design that allows two units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack
  • Same high capacity than full height
  • Same data transfer rate than full height
  • Lower cost implementation

 

Available ConfigurationsModel 3580 H5S—One IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive, 6 Gbps SAS interface
PN 3580S5E
Tape Drive TypeIBM LTO Ultrium 5
Physical Capacity1.5 TB Native; 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
Number of tape drives1
Number of tape cartridges1
Data transfer rateUp to 140 MBps native
Media TypeIBM LTO 5 Data Cartridge
IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge
Call             1-888-IBM-Media      
Weight4.3 kgs
Power requirements100 – 240 V ac, 50 – 60 Hz autoranging
Dimensions21.3 cm W × 5.8 cm H × 33.2 cm D (8.39 in × 2.29 in × 13.07 in)
WarrantyThree-year Limited Warranty , Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and On-site service in most countries, Next Business Day 9×5, service upgrades available

 

 

 

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.