IBM LTO Generation 4 and DDS Generation 6 media offer a reliable, economical tape backup subsystem

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-351
May 27, 2008


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TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Prices
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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:

For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, call 888-426-6334 or visit

Warranty terms and redemption details can also be viewed on the cartridge insert card.

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Key prerequisites
  • 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.

Technical information

ENERGY STAR-compliant: No

Performance specifications: The IBM Tape Media Options have high-performance and capacity and come with five data cartridges per carton.

Physical specifications

  • 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.

Shipping dimensions

  • 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.

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)

Agency approvals

  • UL
  • cUL or CSA
  • IEC 950
  • TUV
  • C-Tick

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

Software requirements


Limitations: This product requires a dedicated LTO Generation 4 or a DDS Generation 6 tape drive for optimum performance.

Planning information

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.

Accessing IBM online services

Help and service information — Machine type

To make your computing experience more productive and enjoyable HelpWare® is a comprehensive set of offerings designed to provide you with a full range of service and support options. As part of 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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For prices, contact your IBM representative.

Description                       number
IBM LTO Gen 4 Media 5-Pack        46C5359
IBM DDS Gen 6 Media 5-Pack        44E8864
Option SEO
Description                       number
IBM LTO Gen 4 Media 5-Pack        46C5359
IBM DDS Gen 6 Media 5-Pack        44E8864

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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.


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