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IBM TS1040 LTO4 Tape Drive

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data ibm_ts1040_lto4_tape_drive
transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

Features and Benefits:

  • Increased performance — Maximum tape drive throughput native data rate performance is up to 120 MB/sec. Data tracks are written 16 at a time. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 3 capacities and rates, and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges at Ultrium 2 capacities with improved rates.
    Note: Although the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive provides the capability for excellent tape performance, other components of the system may limit the actual performance achieved. Also, although the compression technology used in the tape drive can typically double the amount of data that can be stored on the media, the actual degree of compression achieved is highly sensitive to the characteristics of the data being compressed.
  • Increased tape cartridge capacity — The tape cartridge physical capacity is up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), with the use of the new IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, double that of the Ultrium 3 Data Cartridge. This is achieved by increasing the linear density and the media length. The tape itself is an advanced metal particle tape developed to help provide durability and capacity.
  • Ultrium 3 cartridge compatibility — The Ultrium 4 Tape Drive can read and write Ultrium 3 cartridges.
  • Encryption supported on Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel tape drives — The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media, meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604, Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.
  • Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware and is a customer’s responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.
  • Attachment options — The TS1040 Tape Drive comes with 4 Gbps Fibre Channel attachment models, for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. They are supported on IBM System p, IBM System i, IBM System x, or IBM System z products, and Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows 2003, Linux, and other open systems.
  • WORM media support — The IBM 3589 Ultrium 4 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. IBM Ultrium 800 GB WORM Tape Cartridges can be ordered as unique 3589 models with the following features:
    • Pre-labeling, with the ability to specify a starting volume serial and color coding
    • Packaging in individual jewel cases or in bulk
    • Cartridge memory, built into every cartridge, which helps to enhance functionality and media reliability by storing access history and media performance information for use by the tape drive every time the cartridge is accessed
    • Half-inch particle tape with a 800 GB WORM native capacity in a single cartridge
  • Larger internal data buffer — There is a 256 MB internal data buffer in the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive.
  • Highly integrated electronics using IBM engineered copper technology — This technology is designed to reduce the total number of components in the drive, help lower chip temperatures, and reduce power requirements, helping to provide for a more reliable drive. The fourth-generation drive electronics are designed to provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.
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