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IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express

Fifth-generation, high capacity, half height 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.
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  • 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.

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.

Available Models Model 3580 H5S—One IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO Ultrium 5
Media Type IBM LTO 5 Data Cartridge;
IBM LTO Cleaning Cartridge
# of Tape Drives 1
# of Cartridge Slots 1
Capacity 1.5 TB Native; 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
Host Interface / Link Speeds 6 Gbps SAS interface
Drive Transfer Rate Up to 140 MBps native
Manufacturer IBM
Part No. 3580S5E
Width 213
Height 58
Depth 332
Weight [Kg] 4.30
Standard Three-year Limited Warranty , Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and On-site service in most countries, Next Business Day 9x5, service upgrades available.