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IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model

Fourth-generation, high capacity, high performance Linear Tape-Open Tape Drive.


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The IBM System Storage™ TS2340 Tape Drive—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. Incorporating the fourth generation of advanced Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO) technology, the TS2340 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems. In addition, the TS2340 provides added security features by supporting encryption of data with 3 Gbps SAS connectivity.
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  • Designed to provide high-capacity and performance to address the most demanding backup and archiving requirements
  • Double the cartridge capacity of previous generation LTO drives
  • Available hardware encryption designed to offer highly secure data storage along with high performance
  • Native data transfer rate of up to 120 MBps
  • Choice of SCSI or SAS interfaces

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. Whether your business utilizes a high-performance network server or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner is mission critical.

The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival storage of their data within a small window of time—it offers high capacity and performance to help address the most demanding requirements. The TS2340 has a physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM Ultrium™ 800 GB data cartridge, which provides up to double the capacity of previous Ultrium 3 technology. Along with its higher capacity, the data transfer performance of the TS2340 Tape Drive has increased over the previous generation for a native data transfer rate of up to 120 MBps. The TS2340 Tape Drive continues to provide an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm DLT/SDLT tape drives

Available Models Model L43 – One IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, LVD Ultra160 SCSI attach;
Model S43 – One IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, 3 Gbps SAS attach
Tape Drive Type IBM LTO Ultrium 4
Media Type IBM LTO Ultrium 4
IBM TotalStorage® LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (PN TBD)
IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge (PN TBD)
# of Tape Drives 1
# of Cartridge Slots 1
Drive Transfer Rate Up to 120MB/sec native
Features Native device driver support is available for IBM AIX®5L V5.1, V5.2, or V5.3, OS/400® V5R3 and i5/OS® V5R3or later; Microsoft® Windows® 2003 (build 3790 or later) and Windows Server® 2003 (build 3790 or greater);Sun Solaris 8, 9, 10; 64-bit HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2; and RedHat Enterprise Linux® version 3; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10), Asianux 2.0
Manufacturer IBM
Part No. ts2340
Width 250
Height 120
Depth 292
Weight [Kg] 6.45
Rack Units N/A
Standard Three year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), in most countries.

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