IBM LTO Generation 4 and DDS Generation 6 media offer a reliable, economical tape backup subsystemIBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-351
May 27, 2008
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IBM LTO Generation 4 Media 5-Pack Option (46C5359)
This option gives you an economical, convenient method of purchasing data cartridge supplies for your LTO Generation 4 tape drives. This 5-pack supports any LTO Generation 4 tape drive or tape automation product, including the IBM LTO Gen 4 Tape Drive (44E8895). It is packaged as a separate option with five cartridges per carton and has a 5-year limited warranty 1.
IBM DDS Generation 6 Media 5-Pack Option (44E8864)
This option also offers an economical, convenient method of purchasing data cartridge supplies for your DDS Generation 6 tape drives. This 5-pack supports any DDS Generation 6 tape drive product, including the IBM DDS 6 Tape Drive (39M5636). It is packaged as a separate option with five cartridges per carton and has a limited lifetime warranty 1.
For technical support:
Call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378)
- Request technical information via the Web site at
For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, call 888-426-6334
Warranty terms and redemption details can also be viewed on the cartridge insert card.
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- LTO Generation 4 Media 5-Pack: IBM LTO Generation 4 Tape Drive
- DDS Generation 6 Media 5-Pack: IBM DDS Generation 6 Tape Drive
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|Planned availability date|
June 10, 2008
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IBM LTO Generation 4 (46C5359) and IBM DDS Generation 6 (44E8864) Media 5-Pack Options
Use an easy, cost-saving method to purchase data cartridge supplies for your LTO Generation 4 tape drives and DDS Generation 6 tape drives. These 5-pack support LTO Generation 4 and DDS Generation 6 tapes drives or tape automation product. The LTO 4 Generation media is packaged as a separate option with five cartridges per carton and has a 5-year limited warranty.
The DDS Generation 6 Tape Drive media (44E8864) is packaged as a separate option with five cartridges per carton and has a limited lifetime warranty.
Take advantage of solid performance, excellent data storage capacity, a high-density form factor, and industry-leading LTO and DDS backup technology with the IBM LTO Generation 4 and DDS Generation 6 tape media.
LTO Generation 4 and DDS Generation 6 Media
These new tape media products offer a breadth of performance and capacity to satisfy server tape backup requirements.
Additional information: All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.
IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.
ENERGY STAR-compliant: No
Performance specifications: The IBM Tape Media Options have high-performance and capacity and come with five data cartridges per carton.
- Height: 127.0 mm (5.0 in)2
- Width: 50.8 mm (2.0 in)2
- Depth: 127.0 mm (5.0 in)2
- Weight: 0.41 Kg (1 lb)
- Per cartridge. All measurements are approximate.
- Height: 127.0 mm (5.0 in)
- Width: 254.0 mm (10.0 in)
- Depth: 127.0 mm (5.0 in)
- Weight: 1.85 kg (5.0 lb)
All measurements are approximate.
- Temperature: 10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
- Relative humidity: 20% to 80%
- Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
- cUL or CSA
- IEC 950
Hardware requirements: These products require installation into a dedicated tape drive on an integrated SAS controller installed in a server.
For the latest and most accurate compatibility information, visit
Select System x or BladeCenter® and then Tape Backup Storage Media, or visit
System name Machine type Model x3200 4362, 4363, 4367 All x3250 4364, 4365, 4190, 4191 All x3400 7973, 7974, 7975, 7976 All x3455 7984, 7940 All x3500 7977 All x3550 7978 All x3650 7979 All x3655 7985 All x3755 8877 All x3800 8866 All x3850 8864, 8878 All x3950 7141 All
Limitations: This product requires a dedicated LTO Generation 4 or a DDS Generation 6 tape drive for optimum performance.
Cable orders required: None
Installation time: Approximately 5 minutes
Packaging: One box
Shipment group: Five data tape media cartridges
Publications: Online User and Installation manuals are available from our Web site at
Click servers, then the server family, then Online Publications
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of the server in which it is installed.
Terms and conditions
Field-installable feature Yes Customer setup Yes Warranty period(3) 5 year Service type CRU(4) Maintenance agreement No Optional upgrade No Central facility maintenance service No (CFMS) option Licensed programs No (3) To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM. In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to: Warranty Information P.O. Box 12195 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203 (4) CRU = Customer replaceable unit
Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the license agreements that are shipped with the feature or option.
All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.
International Warranty Service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.
You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in, or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.
To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit
Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors.
Help and service information Features and options
During the warranty period, technical support can be obtained by accessing IBM's online services or calling the IBM SupportCenter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.
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IBM's commitment to provide the support you demand, many HelpWare services are complimentary during
the warranty period of your IBM Personal Computer.
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