Feature spotlights

Up to 4 TB native capacity on an IBM 3592 JC/JY cartridge

Leverage high capacity to help reduce the need for additional tape drives and cartridges. Use fewer drives to reduce complexity of your tape infrastructure.

Media partitioning

Improve data management and leverage faster data access with media partitioning. You can also update tape partitions independently.

IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS technology

Reduce cost of long-term data retention by accessing tape storage without the need for proprietary applications. You also gain fast access to archived data with drag-and-drop simplicity.

Virtual backhitch and high-resolution directory

Improve access to data and reduce wear and tear on media with virtual backhitch and high-resolution directory.

Support for IBM Power and System z

Leverage support for your heterogeneous infrastructure, including IBM Power Systems®, IBM System z and open systems. TS1140 tape drive also supports flexibility for growth and change in your data center.

3592 media options

Utilize multiple media options including short and long lengths, re-writable and WORM formats and media partitioning, all with flexible ordering options.

More details about IBM TS1140 Tape Drive

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Technical details

Software requirements

Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) enabled. Selected IBM servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers supported. See link for interoperation support information.

    Hardware requirements

    IBM TS1140 tape drive operating environment:

    • Temperature with media: 16°C to 32°C (60°F to 90°F)
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
    • Wet bulb maximum: 26°C (78.8°F)
    • Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower): 51 Watts

    Technical specifications

    IBM TS1140 tape drive characteristics:

    • 3592-E07 Dimensions (HxWxD): 95 mm x 198 mm x 467 mm/3.8 in. x 7.8 in. x 18.4 in.
    • 3592-EH7 Dimensions (HxWxD) 95 mm x 150 mm x 374 mm/3.8 in. x 5.9 in. x 14.7 in.
    • Weight: 3592-E07 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz) 3592-EH7 3.97 kb ( 8 lb 9 oz)
    • Recording technique: Linear serpentine
    • Number of tracks: 2,560
    • Native capacity uncompressed: 4 TB (JC/JY media), 1.6 TB (JB/JX media), 500 GB (JK media)

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