IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U (machine type 3573) and IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U (machine type 3573) now incorporate the new LTO Ultrium 6 full-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel, half-high 6 Gb SAS, and half-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel tape drives, enhancing tape performance over the previous generation of IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives with a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/sec.
Mixed LTO Ultrium generations and attachment tape drive types are supported where drive space is available. Ultrium 6 SAS and Fibre Channel tape drives are encryption capable.
The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries incorporate IBM Multi-Path Architecture with logical libraries equal to the number of drives installed. Ultrium 6 tape drives for the TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are only available as feature numbers in AAS.
LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives support the LTO Generation 6 media specification of more than double the compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. IBM Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 and 6 data cartridges, and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.
The TS3100 Tape Library can accommodate up to two LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives or one LTO Ultrium full-high tape drive, and comes standard with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). The left magazine includes a single cartridge I/O station designed to allow for continuous library operation while importing or exporting media. A remote management unit and a barcode reader are standard in the library, allowing the library to run in sequential or random access mode. Optional features available include a rack mount kit, additional attachment cables, transparent LTO encryption, path failover, additional drives, interposers, and power cords.
The TS3200 Tape Library can accommodate up to four LTO Ultrium half-high tape drives or two LTO Ultrium full-high tape drives. The TS3200 comes standard with four removable cartridge magazines, providing 48 data cartridge slots, including a three-slot I/O station. A remote management unit and a barcode reader are standard in the library, allowing the library to run in sequential or random access mode.
Optional features available include a rack mount kit, an additional power supply, additional removable cartridge magazines, transparent LTO encryption, path failover, additional drives, attachment cables, interposers, and power cords.
The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries also support IBM System Storage LTFS Library Edition and IBM System Storage LTFS Storage Manager software for IBM Ultrium 6 and 5 tape drives.
IBM System Storage 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure Model 1U3 now offers a RDX 3.0 Removable Disk Drive Docking Station (feature number EU03). This feature accommodates a 320 GB, 500 GB, or 1.0 TB removable disk drive or data cartridge.
The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries combine IBM® tape and automation reliability at open system prices. Both libraries are designed to support entry-level, unattended backup, open system attachment flexibility, and enhanced capacity and performance.
The TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries include support for:
- New IBM LTO™ Ultrium™ 6 half-high 6 Gb SAS and 8 Gb Fibre Channel, and full-high 8 Gb Fibre Channel drives (feature numbers 8344, 8347, and 8348)
- LTO Generation 6 media specification native data transfer rate up to 160 MB/sec
- LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2:5 to 1 compression
- Encryption on LTO Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 tape drives
- LTO-6 media partitioning and self describing tape with IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Library Edition and IBM LTFS Storage Manager software
- Adherence to LTO specifications
The TS3100 can accommodate up to two Ultrium half-high tape drives or one Ultrium full-high tape drive with 24 cartridge slots in two removable magazines, including a standard one-cartridge I/O station, a remote management unit, and barcode reader.
The TS3200 can accommodate up to four Ultrium half-high tape drives or two Ultrium full-high tape drives with 48 data cartridge slots in four removable magazines, including a standard three-cartridge I/O station and barcode reader.
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