IBM TS3100 Tape Library

IBM TS3100 Tape Library


Support the latest generation of Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO) technology with up to two LTO™ Ultrium™ tape drives using a 2U form factor

Simplify user access to data stored on LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 cartridges through the use of IBM® Spectrum Archive™ featuring IBM Linear Tape File System™ technology

The IBM TS3100 tape library and its storage management applications are designed to exceed your capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3100 is designed as a functionally rich, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating LTO tape technology. The TS3100 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent tape automation option for IBM Power Systems™ and other open systems.

The TS3100 is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of one LTO full-height tape drive or up to two LTO half-height tape drives and with a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 leverages LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3100 is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). Additionally, the left magazine includes a single mail slot to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media. A bar code reader is standard in the library, supporting the library’s operation in sequential or random-access mode. The TS3100 also comes standard with remote management capabilities to allow for remote administration of the tape library through a web interface. Path failover is an optional feature for this library designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event that a host adapter or control path drive is lost, without aborting the current job in process.

Common features

Hardware summary

Available modelsTS3100 tape library model L2U 3573 L2U (MTM))
Drive optionsLTO Ultrium 7 full-height: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8444) LTO Ultrium 7 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC #8447): 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC# 8448) LTO Ultrium 6 full-height: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8344) LTO Ultrium 6 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8347); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8348) LTO Ultrium 5 full-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8245); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8244) LTO Ultrium 5 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8247); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8248) LTO Ultrium 4 full-height: Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI (FC # 8143); 3 Gbps SAS (FC # 8145); 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8144) LTO Ultrium 4 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8149); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8148)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature 50°F - 113°F (10°C - 45°C) Relative humidity 10% - 80% RH (noncondensing) Electrical power 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA Attachment support 8 Gbps Fibre Channel 6 Gbps SAS interfaces LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces (LTO Ultrium 4 full-height) Operating systems support Native device driver support is available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers. Latest support information: Warranty Three-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries
Optional feature codesPath Failover feature FC # 1682 Transparent LTO encryption FC # 5900 Rack mount FC # 7002 Right-side magazine set Left-side magazine FC # 8106 FC # 8109 LTO Ultrium tape cartridges LTO Ultrium 7 media: MT 3589 LTO Ultrium 6 media: FC # 8605 LTO Ultrium 5 media: FC # 8505 LTO Ultrium 4 media: FC # 8405 LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge FC # 8002 Tape drive type LTO Ultrium 7 half-height and full-height LTO Ultrium 6 half-height and full-height LTO Ultrium 5 half-height and full-height LTO Ultrium 4 half-height and full-height Number of drives 1 – 2 Number of tape cartridges 24 Number of mail slots 1 Physical capacity Capacity per cartridge Up to 15 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 7; 6 TB native Up to 6.25 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 2.5 TB native Up to 3 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 1.5 TB native Up to 1.6 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 800 GB native Library capacity Up to 360 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 7; 144 TB native Up to 150 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 60 TB native Up to 72 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 36 TB native Up to 38.4 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 19.2 TB native Data transfer rate Up to 300 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 7 Up to 160 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 6 Up to 140 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 5 Up to 120 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 4 Dimensions (W x H x D) Standalone 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.84 in. (97.6 mm) × 31.9 in. (810 mm) Rack mount 17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.44 in. (87.6 mm) × 29.13 in. (740 mm) Weight 33 lb (15 kg) without rack mount

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