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IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Cartridge features

IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Cartridge features

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-216
December 4, 2012

ENUS112-216.PDF ENUS112-216.PDF
ENUS-112-216-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_04.PDF ENUS-112-216-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_04.PDF

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Overview Overview Product number Product number
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Pricing Pricing


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New media feature (feature number 8605 and SEO number 39P1902) with a 5-pack of IBM® Ultrium™ 6 tape cartridges and five unattached loose labels.



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The IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridge has a physical capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity). These cartridges can be used in IBM System Storage® Ultrium 6 tape drives, the sixth generation LTO™ Ultrium tape drive in the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium family of products.

Features of the IBM Ultrium 6 data cartridge include:


Note: For optimum reliability, use IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridges which conform to IBM specifications.

Additional product information and deliverables can be found on the IBM TotalStorage Storage Media website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/media


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IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridges must be used with Ultrium 6 LTO tape drives, or later.

Refer to the Technical information section for details.



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Planned availability date
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December 7, 2012



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Description
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The IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridge has a physical capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) and can be used in the sixth generation IBM System Storage Ultrium 6 tape drive.

These cartridges have been designed to provide several enhancements over previous tape technologies. They are designed to work with tape drives with increased tape speeds and high-density data recording. The case is specially designed for use in automated libraries and in environments with repeated, unattended handling. The tape itself is a Barium ferrite particle tape developed for durability and capacity.

Features of the IBM Ultrium 6 data cartridge include:


Note: For optimum reliability, use IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridges which conform to IBM specifications.

Additional product information and deliverables can be found on the IBM TotalStorage Storage Media website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/media

The IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive can read and write Ultrium 6 and 5 cartridges.

Ultrium 6 2.5 TB WORM tape cartridges are best for applications such as archiving and data retention, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail, and can be ordered separately as IBM 3589 Ultrium 6 tape cartridges.

Additional Ultrium 6 2.5 TB data cartridges can be ordered separately as IBM 3589 Ultrium 6 tape cartridges with unique bulk and labeling requirements such as:

IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridges support Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) partitioning. The principal function of media partitioning is to allow for faster data access by splitting the cartridge into two media partitions. WORM media cannot be partitioned.

IBM LTFS software leverages LTO6 tape partitioning. It is designed to enable a self-describing tape file format, and to deliver an easy tape storage and distribution solution without the use of additional database applications. Customers of IBM LTFS software are those who require a standard tape cartridge format at a low cost and will use stand-alone IBM LTO6 tape drives. IBM LTFS is the perfect solution for those in the media and entertainment industry, and other fields that need massive data storage on tape for long retention periods, such as banking, scientific research, and government sectors. For further information and list of supported operating systems, refer to the following website

http://www.ibm.com/tape/ltfs

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the Fix Central download portal by accessing the following website

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

There are a few pull down menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  1. In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group", select "Storage Systems".
  2. In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Product Family", select "Tape Systems".
  3. With the next pull down menu, "Product Type", select "Tape Drivers and Software".
  4. This will bring up the "Product" menu, which provides selections for "Platform drivers, Tools, or Software".
  5. Under "Platform drivers", in order to download your driver, select the correct operating system.
  6. Two more pull down menus will appear with information. Click "Continue".
  7. The next screen can be used to narrow the search, however just click "Continue" to view what is available.


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                                    Machine            Feature
Description                         type      Model    number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3572      S6H      8605
 
                                    Machine            Feature
Description                         type      Model    number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3573      L2U,L4U  8605
 
                                    Machine            Feature
Description                         type      Model    number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3580      H6S,S63  8605
 

  
Single Entity Offerings (SEOs)
 
                                    Machine             SEO
Description                         type      Model     number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3572      S6R       35P1902
 
                                    Machine             SEO
Description                         type      Model     number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3573      2UL,4UL   35P1902
 
                                    Machine             SEO
Description                         type      Model     number

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack)   3580      S6E,S6X   35P1902

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=112-216


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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Compatibility

The IBM Ultrium 6 tape drive can read and write IBM LTO 6 and 5 data cartridges, and read IBM LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

The IBM Ultrium 6 tape cartridges supports the LTO Consortium specification for LTO Generation 6 media.

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM , and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

No

Warranty period

This media product is provided with a limited lifetime warranty. It is warranted against manufacturing and materials defects for the useful life of the product.

No extended warranty services are available for this offering.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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                                 Machine         Feature SEO     
Description                       type   Model   number  number  

Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack) 3572   S6H     8605    35P1902 
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack) 3573   L2U,L4U 8605    35P1902 
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack) 3580   H6S,S63 8605    35P1902 
 
                Field      Plant
Feature         install    install   MES         Cables
number          only       only      removal     required

8605            N          Y         N           N

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-112-216-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_04.PDF ENUS-112-216-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_04.PDF

Trademarks

Linear Tape File System is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM and System Storage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/