IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Provides a low profile, entry-level IBM LTO tape storage solution that is supported in open system platforms
The IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader is an entry-level automated backup for rack systems and small to midsize businesses. With a low-profile, high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations. The TS2900 is available with half-height LTO Ultrium tape technology, with 6 Gbps SAS drive options. Web-based remote management and a bar code reader help provide ease of use. The TS2900 can be used in a rack system or on a desktop next to a server in an office.
- Save space with a slim 1U system designed for rack system environments
- Deploy the latest generations of LTO Ultrium half-height technology
- Benefit from the lowest entry price of any IBM halfheight tape solution
- Simplify user access to data stored on tape cartridges via Spectrum Archive
Low profile, entry-level IBM LTO tape storage supported in open system platforms
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader is designed for entry-level automated backup for rack systems and small to midsized business environments. With a low-profile, high-density storage capacity, TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations. TS2900 is available with half-height LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6 or 5 tape technology for a high-capacity, entry-priced tape storage solution.
TS2900 is equipped with standard features designed to provide convenient and secure data backup. Web-based remote management, a bar code reader and a removable tape magazine help provide ease of use. TS2900 can be used in a rack system or on a desktop next to a server in an office. These types of features help reduce the amount of required IT personnel, as well as help centralize backups in the data center. TS2900 is also designed to support the encryption of sensitive user data in combination with half-height LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6 or 5 tape technology. With a 6 Gbps SAS interface, TS2900 is supported on IBM Power Systems, Intel and other opensystem server platforms.
TS2900 Tape Autoloader has a nine-data-slot cartridge capacity for a total storage capacity of up to 270 TB with 2.5:1 compression, as well as a single input/output (I/O) station designed to provide undisturbed library operation when extracting or inserting data cartridges. TS2900 utilizes one half-height LTO Ultrium drive—for generation 8, 7, 6 or 5. TS2900 is shipped as a rack-mount unit with the option of a desktop conversion kit.
Half-height LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives are designed to read and write data at a transfer rate of up to 300 MBps and store up to 12 TB native on a single LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (30 TB with 2.5:1 compression). LTO Ultrium 8 technology is designed with the ability to read and write data to LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridges, thus helping to protect current investments in LTO Ultrium cartridges.
IBM TS2900 with the new LTO technology can help organizations handle the growing data demands of modern tape use cases like the FLAPE (flash and tape) infrastructure supporting media and entertainment, ultra high-definition editing, digital video surveillance, Internet of Things (IoT), active file archiving and, of course, for backup.
Offers web-based management of library to help provide operational control of the TS2900 without the need to physically touch the unit.
Bar code reader
Gives the option of synchronous or random access of tape cartridges, facilitating operation.
Removable tape magazine
Facilitates the population of the library more quickly. It also enables the removal of media from the library and allows for a convenient storage device. It comes with 9 tape cartridge capacity.
Allows for continuous library operation when inserting or removing cartridges. Features a 6 Gbps SAS interface.
Allows LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives to read and write LTO Ultrium 7 media LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives to read and write LTO Ultrium 6 media and read LTO Ultrium 5 media. LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 media and read LTO Ultrium 4 media.
Achieves a physical capacity for the LTO Ultrium 8 of up to 108 TB (270 TB with 2.5:1 compression). For the LTO Ultrium 7 of up to 54 TB (135 TB with 2.5:1 compression). For the LTO Ultrium 6 it is up to 22.5 TB (56.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression).
Data transfer rate
Provides a data transfer rate with LTO Ultrium 8 of up to 300 MBps, LTO Ultrium 7 of up to 300 MBps and up to 160 MBps for LTO 6.
1U system designed for rack system environments for automated, high-capacity tape storage.
Latest version of Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
Features the latest generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) with Ultrium 8 half-height technology, designed for reliable performance in small to midsize open-system environments
Low entry price
Offers the lowest entry price of any IBM tape automation offering half-height tape technology
|TS2900 Tape Autoloader Specifications|
|Optional Feature Codes|
|Desk-side cover kit||FC # 7010|
|Additional tape magazine||FC # 8111|
|Rack-mount kit||FC # 7006|
|Number of tape drives||1|
|Tape cartridge capacity||9|
|Data transfer rate||
|Dimensions (height × width × depth)||1.7 in. × 19.02 in. × 33.3 in. (43.6 mm × 445 mm × 847 mm)|
|Weight||28.6 lb (13 kg), without drive and cartridges|
|Attachment and systems support||TS2900 supports 6 Gbps attachment available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers.
Latest support information: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
TS2900 Tape Autoloader Front
TS2900 Tape Autoloader Rear
Download the IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Datasheet (.PDF)
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.