What the IBM TS1160 Tape Drive can do for your business

The IBM TS1160 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and cost-effective long-term data retention infrastructure. TS1160 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption, and a new tape drive interface with ethernet/RoCE to help optimize drive utilization. This sixth-generation delivers improved capacity and performance than the previous generation and it can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. TS1160 supports the LTFS format in IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.

IBM TS1160 Tape Drive

Improve tape operations performance

Offers native data transfer rates of up to 400 MBps (up to 900 MBps compressed) and new 10 Gb Ethernet host attachment or dual-port 16 Gb FC support.

Reduce total cost of ownership

IBM 3592 enterprise drives are recognized as a state of the art on Tape technology. The TS1160 delivers higher capacity, better performance, and reliability than other formats, providing a lower TCO.

Improve space efficiency

Delivers increased native capacity per tape with double the capacity of TS1150.

Protect existing investment

Improves performance and provides compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations.

Robust data protection

Offers the ultimate line of defense and greater protection of sensitive corporate data.

Reliable and cost-efficient connectivity

Can be shared on a SAN through the existing FC 16 Gb interface. Plus, the Ethernet version is designed for hyperscale and RHEL environments with support for Ethernet 10Gb host and NAS attachment.

Key features of the TS1160

  • Up to 20 TB native capacity (up to 60 TB compressed)
  • IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS technology
  • Address ransomware and cybersecurity threats
  • FC-16 Gb or Ethernet 10Gb interface attachment
  • Support for most open systems servers
  • 3592 media options
  • Encryption support