IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
- Slim profile, 1U system designed for rack system environments for automated, high-capacity tape storage
- Features the latest generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) with Ultrium 7 half-height technology designed for reliable performance in small to midsize open-system environments
- Lowest entry price of any IBM tape automation offering half-height tape technology
The IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is designed for entry-level automated backup for rack system and small to midsize business environments. With a low-profile, high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations. The TS2900 is available with half-height LTO Ultrium 7, 6, 5 or 4 tape technology for a high-capacity, entry-priced tape storage solution.
The TS2900 is equipped with standard features designed to provide ease-of-use and secured data backup. Web-based remote management, a bar code reader and a removable tape magazine help provide ease of use. The TS2900 can be used in a rack system or on a desktop next to a server in an office. These types of features help reduce the amount of required IT personnel, as well as help centralize backups in the data center. The TS2900 is also designed to support the encryption of sensitive user data in combination with half-height LTO Ultrium 7, 6, 5 or 4 tape technology. With a 6 Gbps serial-attached SCSI (SAS) interface, the TS2900 is supported on IBM Power Systems™, Intel and other open-system server platforms.
|Available models||LTO Ultrium 7 3572 S7HLTO Ultrium 6 3572 S6HLTO Ultrium 5 3572 S5HLTO Ultrium 4 3572 S4H|
|Drive options||Half-height LTO Ultrium 7: 6 Gbps SAS Half-height LTO Ultrium 6: 6 Gbps SAS Half-height LTO Ultrium 5: 6 Gbps SAS Half-height LTO Ultrium 4: 6 Gbps SAS|
|Optional feature codes||Desk-side cover kit FC # 7010 Additional tape magazine FC # 8111 Rack-mount kit FC # 7006 Number of tape drives 1 Tape cartridge capacity 9 I/O stations 1 Physical capacity LTO Ultrium 7: Up to 54 TB (135 TB with 2.5:1 compression) LTO Ultrium 6: Up to 22.5 TB (56.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression) LTO Ultrium 5: Up to 13.5 TB (27 TB with 2:1 compression) LTO Ultrium 4: Up to 7.2 TB (14.4 TB with 2:1 compression) Data transfer rate LTO Ultrium 7: Up to 300 MBps LTO Ultrium 6: Up to 160 MBps LTO Ultrium 5: Up to 140 MBps LTO Ultrium 4: Up to 120 MBps Dimensions (height × width × depth) 1.73 in. × 19.02 in. × 33.46 in. (44 mm × 483 mm × 850 mm) Weight 28.6 lb (13 kg), without drive and cartridges|