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IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader (Machine Type 3572)

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The IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader (Machine Type 3572) provides compact, high-capacity, low-cost solutions for simple, unattended data backup. The library has a compact 1U form factor with easy access to tape cartridges via a removable magazine. The TS2900 Tape Autoloader is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates an IBM Ultrium 4 Half-High Tape Drive (Model S4H) or an IBM Ultrium 3 Half-High Tape Drive (Model S3H). It is equipped with a SAS (Serial Attached CSI) host adapter attachment that has a data transfer rate of up to 3.0 Gbps.

The TS2900 Tape Autoloader has a 10-position removable cartridge magazine, providing a maximum of 9 data cartridge positions, or a maximum of 8 data cartridge positions with a configurable 1-slot I/O Station. One position is reserved as the tape drive exchange position and can be accessed by the library only. Tape cartridges supported in the TS2900 Tape Autoloader include the 800 GB native physical capacity
IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Cartridge (Ultrium 4), 400 GB Tape Cartridge (Ultrium 3), 200 GB Tape Cartridge (Ultrium 2), 100 GB Tape Cartridge (Ultrium 1), and WORM (Ultrium 4 and Ultrium 3). The library data storage capacity can be further increased using hardware compression.

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More support for: Tape Autoloaders

Version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S7002624

Modified date: 12 October 2009