IBM LTO5 / IBM Ultrium 5 Full Height Tape Drives

IBM LTO5 TS2350 Full Height Tape Drive

The IBM LTO5 System Storage® TS2350 Tape Drive Express—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports these needs by leveraging the newest generation of Linear Tape-Open® (LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

Highlights of the IBM LTO5

  • Helps reduce costs with lower power consumption, consolidation and space reduction
  • Supports media partitioning on IBM LTO5 Ultrium 5 Media and new IBM Long Term File System technology
  • Nearly doubles the cartridge capacity of previous-generation IBM LTO Ultrium 4 drives
  • Designed to provide greater capacity and performance to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements

Our world has become more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. In this new environment, where storage requirements are doubling every one to two years, smarter midsize companies strive to store, archive and retrieve information efficiently, while driving down IT costs. You need to protect and secure the information, meet compliance requirements and make your information available when you need it. The IBM LTO5 TS2350 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 LTO5 Long Term File System technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

 

The IBM LTO5 System Storage® TS2350 Tape Drive Express—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports these needs by leveraging the newest generation of Linear Tape-Open® ( LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

Common features

  • Features the new IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive
  • Supports partitioning on Ultrium 5 Media and the new IBM Long Term File System technology
  • IBM Ultrium 5 / IBM LTO5 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

IBM LTO5 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 Long Term File System
  • Two partitions may be created on the IBM LTO5 media
  • Partitioning enables the IBM Long Term File System, which improves the ability to reference small sections of data on tape
  • IBM Long Term 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 r
  • 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
Large internal data transfer buffer
  • Helps improve data access rates
  • Helps reduce cartridge fill and rewind times.
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
Full Height Form Factor
  • Ideal for rack environments with its new enclosure design that allows two TS2350 storage units to be mounted side by side in a 19-inch IBM server rack requiring just 3 EIA units of rack space
  • Outstanding performance designed for unattended backups

 

Available ConfigurationsModel 3580 S53—One IBM LTO5 / IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive, 6 Gbps SAS interfacePN 3580S5X
Tape Drive TypeIBM LTO5 / IBM 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 CartridgeIBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge
Weight6.1 kgs
Power requirements100 – 240 V ac, 50 – 60 Hz auto-ranging
Dimensions21.3 cm W x 11.0 cm H x 33.6 cm D)
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IBM LTO5 repairs and Refurbished IBM LTO5 Drives

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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.