Family 3592+13 IBM TS1160 Tape Drive Model 60F

IBM Canada/Latin America Sales Manual
Revised:  October 08, 2019.

 
Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Supplies
TOC Link Models  

 

Product life cycle dates

Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3592-60F 2018/11/202018/12/07 - -

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Abstract

IBM TS1160 Tape Drive (3592-60F Fibre Channel) is designed to deliver a 100% increase in capacity on the new JE media compared to TS1150. TS1160 Model 60F delivers a native data rate of 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed) when using the new JE media (up to 20% faster throughput than its predecessor), the same load/ready, locate speeds, and access times as the TS1150, and includes dual-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel support. TS1160 Model 60F is supported in IBM TS4500 tape libraries, as well as rack-mount installations.

TS1160 tape drives are able to read and write 20 TB capacities on the new JE media type. They can also read and write JD media in both the TS1155 (15 TB capacity) and TS1150 formats (10 TB capacity), and read and write JC media in TS1150 format (7 TB capacity) and read only JC media (4 TB capacity) in TS1140 format. Media written in TS1160 format is not readable by TS1155 / TS1150, but is back-portable for reformatting the TS1155 format of 15 TB.

Model conversions are also supported to convert TS1155 Model 55F to TS1160 Model 60F and TS1150 Model EH8 to TS1160 Model 60F.

TS1160 is not currently supported by IBM TS7700 environments.

IBM TS1160 tape drives Model 60F can be installed on most 19-inch racks through a rack mount kit that provides better space utilization and enables installation and removal from either the front or the back without any tooling. The kit is RoHS 3 compliant and is compatible with TS4500 high density tape drives. The rack mount kit is available in a 3U form factor and includes adjustable depth shelves for rack adaptability. It can enclose up to two TS1160 (3592-60F) or combine them with its predecessors TS1150 (3592-EH8), TS1155 (3592-55F), or TS1140 (3592-EH7). It is equipped with two redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, two C13-C14 power cords for both tape drives, and a logic card for management of power. A drive filler panel (feature number 4806) can be also be used when only one tape drive resides on a rack mount kit.

TS1160 Model 60F is supported by the IBM Spectrum Archive and IBM Spectrum Protect family of products.

TS1160 also supports drive-based data encryption to help protect data. The TS1160-based encryption and associated IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager components are supported in a wide range of environments, including select IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, and other servers running AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Note: For the latest version of the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager, see the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager website.

Note: Model conversions are only supported once in the life of the tape drive. A second conversion would have more than 80% of new components.

Model abstract 3592-60F

The IBM TS1160 Tape Drive is designed to provide an increased capacity of 100% on the JE media compared with its predecessor. It delivers a native data rate of 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed), the same load/ready, locate speeds, and access times as the TS1150, and includes dual-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel. It supports IBM TS4500 tape libraries as well as rack-mount installations.

The TS1160 Tape drive is capable to read and write 20 TB capacity on the JE media compared to 10 TB for TS1150. TS1160 Tape drive support JC 4 TB format (read only) and JC 7 TB format (R/W). Media written in TS1160 format is not readable by TS1150, but is back-portable for reformatting to TS1150 format of 10 TB.

The TS1160 Tape drive is not currently supported by IBM TS7700 environments.

TS1160 also supports drive-based data encryption to help protect data. The TS1160-based encryption and associated IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager components are supported in a wide range of environments including select IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, and other servers running AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.



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Highlights

IBM TS1160 tape drives offer organizations an easy way to improve capacity and deliver fast access to data and secure long-term retention for less than the cost of disk or flash solutions. It also helps protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation and reuse of existing media.

With a 100% increase in capacity as compared to the IBM TS1150 tape drive, TS1160 tape drives consist of one new model designed for the TS4500 tape library, as well as standalone installation with traditional Fibre Channel host attachment interfaces for cloud-based and open-compute environments.

Features of TS1160 include:

  • Native data rate of 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed)
  • Dual-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel and support for standalone, rack-mount applications on Model 60F
  • 20 TB capacity on the new JE media type
  • Effective reuse of existing JD/JZ/JL media types with the capability to read and write TS1150 and TS1155 formatted media, and format the same media with up to 15 TB uncompressed capacity
  • Support for JC 4 TB format (read only) and JC 7 TB format (read/write)
  • Encryption capabilities that work with IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • RAO (Recommended Access Order) improves recall and time to first byte
  • RoHS 3 compliant rack mount kit features to accept two TS1160 (3592-60F) or a combination with its predecessors TS1155 (3592-55F), TS1150(3592-EH8), or TS1140 (3592-EH7)
  • Support for IBM Spectrum Archive (LTFS format) for direct, intuitive, and graphical access to data
  • Support for IBM Spectrum Protect to provides scalable data protection for physical file servers and applications

To help optimize drive utilization and reduce infrastructure requirements, TS1160 can be shared among supported open-system hosts on a storage area network. It also offers multiplatform support and can scale from midrange to enterprise environments, delivering flexible storage for heterogeneous server environments.

Also, the IBM TS4500 will be introducing the following features:

  • Export logs direct in call home to IBM
  • Intelligent PDU with 3-phase (wye) or single phase input power

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Description

TS1160 tape drives

IBM TS1160 tape drives offer an increased capacity of 100% on the new JE media compared to the TS1150 tape drive. It is designed for high-performance and high-capacity tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical and large amounts of data are archived to tape
  • Hyperscale, automated tape environments where performance, reliability, and durability are required
  • Hyperscale, mass-data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recalled, such as data warehousing, cloud service providers, record management applications, and within the seismic industry

TS1160 Model 60F delivers a native data rate of 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed), the same load/ready, locate speeds, and access times as TS1150, and includes dual-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel and support for standalone, rack-mount applications.

TS1160 tape drives communicate with TS4500 tape libraries through an internal Ethernet interface and uses the Statistical Analysis and Reporting System to isolate failures between media and hardware.

TS1160 tape drives deliver the following performance, capacity, and availability features:

  • N+1 power supplies
  • Speed matching
  • High-resolution tape directory
  • Channel calibration and dynamic adaptive equalization
  • Recursive accumulating backhitchless flush
  • Backhitchless backspace
  • Capacity scaling
  • WORM
  • RAO (Recommended Access Order) for improving recall and time to first byte
  • RoHS 3 compliant rack mount kit features to accept two TS1160 (3592-60F) or a combination with its predecessors TS1155 (3592-55F), TS1150(3592-EH8), or TS1140 (3592-EH7)
  • Capacity-based and position-based logical end-of-tape (LEOT) reporting
  • Enhanced format for recording error-correction codes
  • Mechanical and electrical drive reliability
  • Data compression
  • Data buffer with read ahead feature
  • Offboard data string searching
  • Encryption

Capacity

The TS1160 tape drive is capable to read and write 20 TB capacity on the new JE media compared to 10 TB for TS1150.

The following table compares the cartridge capacity (native and with 3:1 compression) of the TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140:

             TS1160 Model   TS1155 Model   TS1150 Model   TS1140 Model
             60F/60G native 55E/55F/55G    E08/EH8 native E07/EH7 native
             cartridge      native         cartridge      cartridge
             capacity       cartridge      capacity       capacity
             (native/compre capacity       (native/compre (native/compre
                            (native/compre
------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
IBM Tape     20.0 TB / 60.0 NA / NA        NA / NA        NA / NA
Cartridge    TB
3592 Type E
IBM Tape     5.0 TB / 15.0  NA / NA        NA / NA        NA / NA
Cartridge    TB
3592 Type E
(Economy)
IBM Tape     15.0 TB / 45.0 15.0 TB / 45.0 10.0 TB / 30.0 NA / NA
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB
3592 Type D
(Advanced
Data)
IBM Tape     7.0 TB / 21.0  7.0 TB / 21.0  7.0 TB / 21.0  4.0 TB / 12.0
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB             TB
3592 Type C
(Advanced
Data)
IBM Tape     3.0 TB / 9.0   3.0 TB / 9.0   2.0 TB / 6.0   2.0 TB / 6.0
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB             TB
3592 Type D
(Advanced
Economy)

Note: NA = Not Applicable.

Performance

TS1160 tape drives are designed to provide a native data rate to up to 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed) with other enhancements designed to help aid small file and hierarchical storage manager performance.

Note: The actual throughput achieved is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, SAN, and the system or application software used. Although the drive is capable of a 400 MBps native data rate, other components may limit the actual effective data rate.

Capacity scaling

TS1160 is designed to support capacity scaling of an individual tape cartridge to various percentages of the maximum capacity. Capacity scaling allows the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened for improved data access times in exchange for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed.

TS1160 allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM Tape Data 3592 cartridge, enabling capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by the VOLSER range. You can exploit the capacity scaling capability of TS1160 Model 60F. For more information about using capacity scaling, see the IBM 3592 Model 60F Tape Drive Knowledge Center website.

Media and cartridge capacity

TS1160 delivers capacity leadership with media reuse and use Type E tape cartridges with tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment. This model provides a native cartridge capacity of 20 TB and can be beneficial for space savings and the cost of data storage as they can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements and reduce the number of automation slots used.

The robust cartridge shell is designed to sustain a 1-meter drop. IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless, silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive.

Attachment options

TS1160 Model 60F has a dual-ported 16 Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interface to offer attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. These drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel.

TS1160 Model 60F is supported in a wide range of environments, including select IBM Power, System i, System p, and System x systems, and Oracle servers, as well as Intel compatible servers running Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

Rack optimization

As space becomes an increasingly critical issue in corporate IT environments, the demand for rack-mounted storage solutions continues to grow. As a result, the rack mount kit for enterprise tape drives enables them to be installed on most 19-inch racks enclosing up to two TS1160 (3592-60F), or TS1155 (3592-55F), TS1150 (3592-EH8), or TS1140 (3592-EH7) tape drives, or a combination of them, delivering the following features:

  • Each rack mount kit can be populated with either one or two drives, enabling flexibility to scale your rack-mounted backup solutions. You can start with just one rack-mounted tape drive and then add a second drive when needed.
  • Adjustable depth shelves design provides adaptability to most 19-inch racks.
  • Better space utilization based on its 3U form factor allows up to fourteen rack mount kits in a 42U rack for a total of twenty eight drives per rack providing high scalability.
  • RoHS 3 directive compliant against hazardous materials.
  • Quick and easy installation based on common canister design with the TS4500 high-density enterprise tape libraries, enabling installation and removal from either the front or the back without any tooling.
  • Easier CE access for gathering logs and loading code to the drives through Ethernet ports located under a removable bezel.
  • Equipped with two redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, two C13-C14 power cords for both tape drives, and a logic card for management of power that provides better reliability.
  • The rack mount kit enables two tape drives to run in parallel, reducing the backup time for multiple server environments. The two drives can also be attached to a single server for increased backup performance.

All rack mount solutions can be ordered with one JC data cartridge, one cleaning cartridge, and one CE Diagnostic cartridge, an Ethernet cable for service, and the drive maintenance manuals.

Each TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, or TS1140 tape drive must be ordered separately, and can be installed in a rack mount kit with one of the following feature numbers:

  • 9806 - Install first drive in a rack mount kit
  • 9807 - Install second drive in a rack mount kit

A drive filler panel, feature number 4806, can be also be added when only a tape drive resides on the rack mount kit.

Appropriate Fibre Channel cables should be ordered for each tape drive. See the Cables section for a list of available cables. Also, see the Fibre Channel Cables section of the Special Feature Codes in the TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, or TS1140 Sales Manuals for Fibre Channel cable information.

Security

TS1160 also supports drive-based data encryption to help protect data. The TS1160-based encryption and associated IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager components are supported in a wide variety of operating system environments, including IBM Power, IBM System i, IBM System x, IBM System p, Oracle, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Application, system, or library managed encryption management methods are supported.

Note: For the latest version of IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager, see the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager website.

Tape usage and performance monitoring

TS1160 will be supported on IBM Spectrum Archive by providing tape usage and performance monitoring with open source monitoring tool and alerts through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP):

  • Historical performance statistics and resource usage
  • Visualized data to understand trends and outlook of the system
  • Alerts to notify users to take immediate action

Statistical Analysis and Recording System

TS1160 uses the Statistical Analysis and Recording System to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. These tape drives are designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure, and to mark the media as degraded, and indicate that the hardware has degraded.

High-availability data path failover

High-availability data path failover is available for TS1160 Model 60F with the AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, IBM i, and Microsoft Windows IBM tape device drivers. The failover mechanism is designed to enable configuration of multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment that includes the TS1160. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically enable error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This supports flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

Dynamic load balancing

Dynamic load balancing is a function in the AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Oracle Solaris tape device drivers that is also available for TS1160 Model 60F used in a SAN environment. Dynamic load balancing support is designed to improve resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. When an application opens a device that has multiple HBA paths configured, the device driver determines which path has the HBA with the lowest usage, and assigns that path to the application. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This can help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance.

Additional enhancements

TS1160 tape drives incorporate the following tape enhancements that were introduced with the 3592 Tape Drive and are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability:

  • High reliability of the 3592 drive and media is maintained and improved with added features:
    • 32-channel head technology for increased native data rate performance.
    • Head overcoat technology into tape for improved head protection and wear characteristics.
    • Standby power management improvements that automatically reduce fan speed when idle to lower power dissipation and reduce the risk of unnecessary airborne debris contamination over extended idle periods.
  • Enhanced performance with functions such as Recursive Accumulating Backhitchless Flush and the addition of a new Same Wrap Backhitchless Flush function extends virtual backhitch effectiveness for large files.
  • N+1 power supply when TS1160 tape drives are installed in an automation frame helps increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure.
  • Digital speed matching in 12 speeds enables TS1160 tape drives to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out) to allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive.
  • Channel calibration for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. TS1160 tape drives are designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if they detect degraded performance.
  • High-resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed enables TS1160 tape drives to maintain a tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. Combined with increased search speed, this feature enables the TS1160 to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives when using legacy media.
  • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. TS1160 uses the same larger history buffer to find compression matches, delivering an improved compression ratio over TS1150 when tested against benchmark data files.

TS1160 tape drives also offer the following enhancements over other 3592 tape drives:

  • Large 2 GB internal data buffer offers higher performance characteristics with automatic read-ahead to provide high-performance, random skip forward sequential (short hop) locate operations that are common in database search and tape software recycle operations.
  • Offboard data string searching enables data content searching of host records for string matches offboard from the host server. The tape drives can perform this search at maximum data rate (400 MBps native/900 MBps compressed) while it would take much longer for a host server to read the data, buffer the data to disk, and then parse the actual data stream with host software routines.
  • Enhanced logic to report LEOT is reported based on a combination of capacity-based and position-based LEOT indicators. TS1160 Model 60F monitors the total accumulated number of physical tape data sets written to the volume and will report LEOT based on this capacity-based LEOT value. This enables tape copies to complete without overflow a much higher percentage of the time.
  • Recommended Access Order (RAO) enables the tape drive to properly order files after multiple recalls to reduce recall times. Improvement on access time on multiple file recalls can be up to 60%.

Also, the TS4500 will be introducing the following features:

  • Export logs direct to IBM is a new action on the web where the library will collect library logs and send it in call home to IBM instead of needing to downloading them to the laptop or system.
  • New intelligent PDU with three-phase (wye) or single-phase input to provide power to the local frame control assembly. This new PDU will offer power and environmental monitoring features in the future.

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Product positioning

Storing data on tape in an age of easy-access, flash and cloud computing is still very popular and that is because of the reliability, durability, and low TCO that this technology delivers to its clients. Also, IBM Tape offers the most powerful data protection of all. Unlike other storage media, you can easily pull a tape cartridge offline and simply store it on a shelf, creating a physical barrier or "air gap" that hackers can't penetrate. The upsurge in tape usage demonstrates that ransomware and other cybersecurity concerns are prompting many organizations to put tape technology back in service as the ultimate line of defense for sensitive corporate data.

Massive data growth has led to new ways of handling and securing all that information, modern use cases like big data, cloud, or analytics sometimes require a hyperscale approach to be able to meet the business goals in a cost-effective manner. TS1160 is a perfect fit for these environments that achieve massive scale in computing as it delivers the lowest TCO.

Innovation keeps the highly successful 3592 Enterprise Drives ahead of other drive formats. For example, the new TS1160 provides a significant capacity and throughput increase over IBM TS1150 with the introduction of the new JE media. It also offers complete integration with IBM Spectrum software-defined storage to help improve data management and reduce storage costs.

The TS1160 is designed for high-capacity computing environments where high reliability, capacity and performance are mandated. It should be considered in the following environments:

  • Current enterprise tape drive applications in TS4500 environments where:
    • Cloud-based and large open computing environments require innovation for tape.
    • Space allocated to tape cartridges needs to be reduced within automation solutions or offline storage.
    • Backup windows are growing and there is a need for higher performance tape drives to back up larger amounts of data in less time. The new TS1160 now supports twice the capacity than the TS1150 to help improve storage space efficiency.
    • A Fibre Channel-attached drive where native switched fabric capability is required. TS1160 offers 16 Gb FC support versus 8 Gb FC in the TS1155/TS1150.
  • Other hyperscale tape environments, such as:
    • High-speed, data-save operations where backup windows are critical and large amounts of data are archived to tape.
    • Large-scale, automated tape installations where performance, capacity, reliability, and durability are requirements.
    • Hyperscale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recalled, such as the seismic industry, data warehousing, banking, cloud service providers, and record management applications.
    • Environments where both streaming and start/stop (access), large and small file workloads are required.
  • Other customers looking for enhanced security and compliance, and encryption in medium to large enterprises in the financial sector, government and public sector, and other industries that must protect their customer tape data from loss, theft, or ransomware.

TS1160 Tape Drive Model 60F is supported in a wide range of environments, including IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x, and other servers running AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.



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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Native Data Rate Includes Supports
60F 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed) 16 Gb Fibre Channel IBM TS4500 tape libraries

Customer setup (CSU)

No.

Devices supported

None.

Model conversions

From    From  To      To    Conversion
machine model machine model requirements
type          type
------- ----- ------- ----- ---------------------------------------
3592    EH8   3592    60F   Within a 3584-D25 or L25 library frame,
                             account must also order the following:
                             - Remove one of #9699 or #9690 for each
                               drive model conversion
                             - Add one #9726 for each drive model
                               conversion
 
3592    55F   3592    60F   Within a 3584-D25 or L25 library frame,
                             account must also order the following:
                             - Remove one of #9705 or #9690 for each
                               drive model conversion
                             - Add one #9726 for each drive model
                               conversion
 
3592    60G   3592    60F   None
 

Parts removed as a result of a model conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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Technical description

TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


TS1160 tape drives

IBM TS1160 tape drives offer an increased capacity of 100% on the JE media compared to the TS1150 tape drive. It is designed for high-performance and high-capacity tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data save operations where backup windows are critical and large amounts of data are archived to tape
  • Hyperscale, automated tape environments where performance, reliability, and durability are required
  • Hyperscale, mass-data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recalled, such as data warehousing, cloud service providers, record management applications, and within the seismic industry

TS1160 Model 60F delivers a native data rate of 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed), the same load/ready, locate speeds, and access times as TS1150, and includes dual-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel and support for standalone, rack-mount applications.

TS1160 tape drives communicate with TS4500 tape libraries through an internal Ethernet interface and uses the Statistical Analysis and Reporting System to isolate failures between media and hardware.

TS1160 tape drives deliver the following performance, capacity, and availability features:

  • N+1 power supplies
  • Speed matching
  • High-resolution tape directory
  • Channel calibration and dynamic adaptive equalization
  • Recursive accumulating backhitchless flush
  • Backhitchless backspace
  • Capacity scaling
  • WORM
  • RAO (Recommended Access Order) for improving recall and time to first byte
  • RoHS 3 compliant rack mount kit features to accept two TS1160 (3592-60F) or a combination with its predecessors TS1155 (3592-55F), TS1150(3592-EH8), or TS1140 (3592-EH7)
  • Capacity-based and position-based logical end-of-tape (LEOT) reporting
  • Enhanced format for recording error-correction codes
  • Mechanical and electrical drive reliability
  • Data compression
  • Data buffer with read ahead feature
  • Offboard data string searching
  • Encryption

Capacity

The TS1160 tape drive is capable to read and write 20 TB capacity on the JE media compared to 10 TB for TS1150.

The following table compares the cartridge capacity (native and with 3:1 compression) of the TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140:

             TS1160 Model   TS1155 Model   TS1150 Model   TS1140 Model
             60F/60G native 55E/55F/55G    E08/EH8 native E07/EH7 native
             cartridge      native         cartridge      cartridge
             capacity       cartridge      capacity       capacity
             (native/compre capacity       (native/compre (native/compre
                            (native/compre
------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
IBM Tape     20.0 TB / 60.0 NA / NA        NA / NA        NA / NA
Cartridge    TB
3592 Type E
IBM Tape     5.0 TB / 15.0  NA / NA        NA / NA        NA / NA
Cartridge    TB
3592 Type E
(Economy)
IBM Tape     15.0 TB / 45.0 15.0 TB / 45.0 10.0 TB / 30.0 NA / NA
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB
3592 Type D
(Advanced
Data)
IBM Tape     7.0 TB / 21.0  7.0 TB / 21.0  7.0 TB / 21.0  4.0 TB / 12.0
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB             TB
3592 Type C
(Advanced
Data)
IBM Tape     3.0 TB / 9.0   3.0 TB / 9.0   2.0 TB / 6.0   2.0 TB / 6.0
Cartridge    TB             TB             TB             TB
3592 Type D
(Advanced
Economy)

Note: NA = Not Applicable.

Performance

TS1160 tape drives are designed to provide a native data rate to up to 400 MBps (900 MBps compressed) with other enhancements designed to help aid small file and hierarchical storage manager performance.

Note: The actual throughput achieved is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, SAN, and the system or application software used. Although the drive is capable of a 400 MBps native data rate, other components may limit the actual effective data rate.

Capacity scaling

TS1160 is designed to support capacity scaling of an individual tape cartridge to various percentages of the maximum capacity. Capacity scaling allows the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened for improved data access times in exchange for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed.

TS1160 allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM Tape Data 3592 cartridge, enabling capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by the VOLSER range. You can exploit the capacity scaling capability of TS1160 Model 60F. For more information about using capacity scaling, see the IBM 3592 Model 60F Tape Drive Knowledge Center website.

Media and cartridge capacity

TS1160 delivers capacity leadership with media reuse and use Type E tape cartridges with tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment. This model provides a native cartridge capacity of 20 TB and can be beneficial for space savings and the cost of data storage as they can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements and reduce the number of automation slots used.

The robust cartridge shell is designed to sustain a 1-meter drop. IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless, silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive.

Attachment options

TS1160 Model 60F has a dual-ported 16 Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interface to offer attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. These drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel.

TS1160 Model 60F is supported in a wide range of environments, including select IBM Power, System i, System p, and System x systems, and Oracle servers, as well as Intel compatible servers running Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

Rack optimization

As space becomes an increasingly critical issue in corporate IT environments, the demand for rack-mounted storage solutions continues to grow. As a result, the rack mount kit for enterprise tape drives enables them to be installed on most 19-inch racks enclosing up to two TS1160 (3592-60F), or TS1155 (3592-55F), TS1150 (3592-EH8), or TS1140 (3592-EH7) tape drives, or a combination of them, delivering the following features:

  • Each rack mount kit can be populated with either one or two drives, enabling flexibility to scale your rack-mounted backup solutions. You can start with just one rack-mounted tape drive and then add a second drive when needed.
  • Adjustable depth shelves design provides adaptability to most 19-inch racks.
  • Better space utilization based on its 3U form factor allows up to fourteen rack mount kits in a 42U rack for a total of twenty eight drives per rack providing high scalability.
  • RoHS 3 directive compliant against hazardous materials.
  • Quick and easy installation based on common canister design with the TS4500 high-density enterprise tape libraries, enabling installation and removal from either the front or the back without any tooling.
  • Easier CE access for gathering logs and loading code to the drives through Ethernet ports located under a removable bezel.
  • Equipped with two redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, two C13-C14 power cords for both tape drives, and a logic card for management of power that provides better reliability.
  • The rack mount kit enables two tape drives to run in parallel, reducing the backup time for multiple server environments. The two drives can also be attached to a single server for increased backup performance.

All rack mount solutions can be ordered with one JC data cartridge, one cleaning cartridge, and one CE Diagnostic cartridge, an Ethernet cable for service, and the drive maintenance manuals.

Each TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, or TS1140 tape drive must be ordered separately, and can be installed in a rack mount kit with one of the following feature numbers:

  • 9806 - Install first drive in a rack mount kit
  • 9807 - Install second drive in a rack mount kit

A drive filler panel, feature number 4806, can be also be added when only a tape drive resides on the rack mount kit.

Appropriate Fibre Channel cables should be ordered for each tape drive. See the Cables section for a list of available cables. Also, see the Fibre Channel Cables section of the Special Feature Codes in the TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, or TS1140 Sales Manuals for Fibre Channel cable information.

Security

TS1160 also supports drive-based data encryption to help protect data. The TS1160-based encryption and associated IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager components are supported in a wide variety of operating system environments, including IBM Power, IBM System i, IBM System x, IBM System p, Oracle, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Application, system, or library managed encryption management methods are supported.

Note: For the latest version of IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager, see the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager website.

Tape usage and performance monitoring

TS1160 will be supported on IBM Spectrum Archive by providing tape usage and performance monitoring with open source monitoring tool and alerts through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP):

  • Historical performance statistics and resource usage
  • Visualized data to understand trends and outlook of the system
  • Alerts to notify users to take immediate action

Statistical Analysis and Recording System

TS1160 uses the Statistical Analysis and Recording System to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. These tape drives are designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure, and to mark the media as degraded, and indicate that the hardware has degraded.

High-availability data path failover

High-availability data path failover is available for TS1160 Model 60F with the AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, IBM i, and Microsoft Windows IBM tape device drivers. The failover mechanism is designed to enable configuration of multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment that includes the TS1160. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically enable error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This supports flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

Dynamic load balancing

Dynamic load balancing is a function in the AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Oracle Solaris tape device drivers that is also available for TS1160 Model 60F used in a SAN environment. Dynamic load balancing support is designed to improve resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple HBAs in the same machine. When an application opens a device that has multiple HBA paths configured, the device driver determines which path has the HBA with the lowest usage, and assigns that path to the application. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This can help optimize HBA resources and improve overall performance.

Additional enhancements

TS1160 tape drives incorporate the following tape enhancements that were introduced with the 3592 Tape Drive and are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability:

  • High reliability of the 3592 drive and media is maintained and improved with added features:
    • 32-channel head technology for increased native data rate performance.
    • Head overcoat technology into tape for improved head protection and wear characteristics.
    • Standby power management improvements that automatically reduce fan speed when idle to lower power dissipation and reduce the risk of unnecessary airborne debris contamination over extended idle periods.
  • Enhanced performance with functions such as Recursive Accumulating Backhitchless Flush and the addition of a new Same Wrap Backhitchless Flush function extends virtual backhitch effectiveness for large files.
  • N+1 power supply when TS1160 tape drives are installed in an automation frame helps increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure.
  • Digital speed matching in 12 speeds enables TS1160 tape drives to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out) to allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive.
  • Channel calibration for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. TS1160 tape drives are designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if they detect degraded performance.
  • High-resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed enables TS1160 tape drives to maintain a tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. Combined with increased search speed, this feature enables the TS1160 to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives when using legacy media.
  • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. TS1160 uses the same larger history buffer to find compression matches, delivering an improved compression ratio over TS1150 when tested against benchmark data files.

TS1160 tape drives also offer the following enhancements over other 3592 tape drives:

  • Large 2 GB internal data buffer offers higher performance characteristics with automatic read-ahead to provide high-performance, random skip forward sequential (short hop) locate operations that are common in database search and tape software recycle operations.
  • Offboard data string searching enables data content searching of host records for string matches offboard from the host server. The tape drives can perform this search at maximum data rate (400 MBps native/900 MBps compressed) while it would take much longer for a host server to read the data, buffer the data to disk, and then parse the actual data stream with host software routines.
  • Enhanced logic to report LEOT is reported based on a combination of capacity-based and position-based LEOT indicators. TS1160 Model 60F monitors the total accumulated number of physical tape data sets written to the volume and will report LEOT based on this capacity-based LEOT value. This enables tape copies to complete without overflow a much higher percentage of the time.
  • Recommended Access Order (RAO) enables the tape drive to properly order files after multiple recalls to reduce recall times. Improvement on access time on multiple file recalls can be up to 60%.

Also, the TS4500 will be introducing the following features:

  • Export logs direct to IBM is a new action on the web where the library will collect library logs and send it in call home to IBM instead of needing to downloading them to the laptop or system.
  • New intelligent PDU with three-phase (wye) or single-phase input to provide power to the local frame control assembly. This new PDU will offer power and environmental monitoring features in the future.

Physical specifications

TS1160 Tape Drive Model 60F

  • Width: 156 mm (6.1 in.)
  • Depth, front of bezel to rear handle: 374 mm (14.7 in.)
  • Height: 86 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Weight: 3.97 Kg (8.75 lbs)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16°C to 32°C (60.8°F to 89.6°F) in operation (media in use)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Drive electrical power (in canister): 57 W maximum and occurs during write operations at maximum velocity
  • Noise level: 5.8 Bels operating

For more information and documentation, go to the IBM TS4500 documentation website in IBM Knowledge Center.

Limitations

  • Although multiple systems may be attached to a TS1160 tape drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously. The TS1160 can only be varied online to one system at a time.
  • TS1160 tape drives are not currently supported for attachment to an IBM TS7700 or an Enterprise Tape Control Unit.

Hardware requirements

TS1160 Tape Drive

TS1160 tape drives feature tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) read sensor head technology. The Fibre Channel version includes a dual-ported, switched fabric 16 Gbps Fibre Channel for attachment to multiple servers or a single server with redundancy. It can be attached to IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x and other servers running AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for TS1160 Tape drive Model 60F, go to the IBM SSIC website.

The TS1160 Tape Drive is for installation in a TS4500 frame. For all installations, the tape drive comes enclosed in a canister.

Up to sixteen TS1160 drives can be installed in a TS4500 Model L25 or D25 frame (up to twelve in frame 1).

Quad Drive Mounting Kit features are required for installing TS1160 Tape drives in a TS4500:

  • #1531 -- 1(st)Quad Drive Mounting Kit
  • #1532 -- 2(nd)Quad Drive Mounting Kit
  • #1533 -- 3(rd)Quad Drive Mounting Kit
  • #1534 -- 4(th)Quad Drive Mounting Kit

Note: Each TS1160, TS1155, TS1150 or TS1140 tape drive must be ordered separately, and is installed in a TS4500 frame with one of the following feature numbers:

  • #9690 -- 3588/3592 Field Install
  • #9692 -- 3592 E07/EH7 Plant Install
  • #9699 -- 3592 E08/EH8 Plant Install
  • #9704 -- 3592 55E Plant Install
  • #9705 -- 3592 55F/55G Plant Install
  • #9706 -- 3592 60F/60G Plant Install

Appropriate cables should be ordered for each tape drive. See the Cables section for a list of available cables.

Labeled or initialized cartridges for TS1160 Tape drives can be ordered using machine type 3599. See the Supplies section, for more information.

Cables

A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a TS1160 tape drive to host adapters or other storage area network components. The cable can be customer-supplied, ordered with the tape library, or ordered with the rackmount TS1160 tape drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 300 meters. The connector on the TS1160 tape drive is a Lucent Connector (LC) duplex connector type. The cables with LC duplex connectors can be ordered on the TS4500 tape library, or rackmount TS1160 tape drive in the lengths indicated with the following feature numbers:

  • #AGK1 -- 10-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • #AGK2 -- 25-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)
  • #AGK3 -- 80-meter OM3 fiber cable (LC)

Two features that include all fiber cables required for a column of 4 drives, 8x LC-LC to the patch panel are now also available and can be ordered as an option. These Drive-to-Patch Panel cables can be either for Multimode Fiber (MMF) or for Single Mode Fiber (SMF) tape drives. The drive to patch panel cables can be ordered with the following feature numbers:

  • #1536 -- MMF Quad Drive-to-Patch Panel cables
  • #1537 -- SMF Quad Drive-to-Patch Panel cables(1)

Note: (1) Model 3588-F8S needs to be in the order or exist in the library.

Patch panel usage is recommended. However, if the customer requires direct host or SAN connection to the tape drives, bypassing the patch panel, feature #9713 -- Direct Fiber - No Patch Panel Cables must be specified.

See the Special Features section of the TS4500 or 3584 tape library Sales Manual for detailed descriptions of these features.

Fibre Channel switch attachment

The TS1160 Tape Drive is supported by a variety of Fibre Channel switches and Fibre Channel directors. The support is dependent on server, operating system, and host bus adapter that is being used.

Software requirements

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the TS1160, go to the IBM SSIC website.

IBM Spectrum Archive, IBM Spectrum Protect, and other compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management software for the TS1160. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at the Independent Software Vendor Matrix (ISV) for IBM Tota l Storage 3592 tape drives and LTO website.

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the TS1160 Tape Drive. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet. Utilize the IBM Fix Central download website.

There are several menus to navigate to the correct download as follows:

  1. On the first menu item Click Select Product >

  2. On the first menu item Click Select Product > Product Group > System Storage Product Group > System Storage

  3. Expand Select from System Storage > Tape

  4. Expand Select from System Storage > Tape Systems

  5. Expand Select from Tape systems > Tape drivers and

  6. Expand Select from Tape systems > Tape drivers and software

  7. Expand Select from Tape drivers and software >

  8. Expand Select from Tape drivers and software > user product

  9. Expand Platform > user operating system

  10. Expand Platform > user operating system

  11. Click Continue to view what drivers are available

See the IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide for more information.

Encryption

Two modes of encryption management are supported:

  • Library managed
  • Application managed (for example, IBM Spectrum Protect)

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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product:

  • TS4500 Tape Library Drives: None
  • Rack install tape drives:
    • Installation Instructions for feature codes 4804/4805/4806/9806/9807 and RPQ 8B3658 on a 3592 EH7, EH8, 55F, or 60F tape drive
    • TS11xx Tape Drive Maintenance Manual
    • TS11xx Product Documentation CD
    • README -- A one-page pointer to the IBM TS11xx Tape Drive Customer in IBM Knowledge Center
  • Model conversions:
    • Installation instructions for 3592 tape drive model conversion
    • TS11xx Tape Drive Maintenance Manual CD

IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Knowledge Center for all your product information needs.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Features

TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature descriptions


Features - No charge

  • Administrative
    • (#0983) - TAA Compliance
  • Manufacturing Instruction
    • (#9905) - Hardcopy Support Document
  • Miscellaneous
    • (#9677) - Plant Install 3592 in a 3584 Frame
    • (#9689) - 3592 Field Install in 3584

Features - Chargeable

Special Features - Plant and/or Field Installable
  • Cable
    • (#AGK1) - 10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
    • (#AGK2) - 25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
    • (#AGK3) - 80 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)
  • Filler Panel
    • (#4806) - Drive Filler Panel
  • Rack Related
    • (#4804) - Rack Mount Kit
    • (#4805) - Rack Drive Accessories
    • (#9806) - Install 1st Drive in a Rack Mnt Kit
    • (#9807) - Install 2nd Drive in a Rack Mnt Kit

Feature descriptions

(#0983) - TAA Compliance

This feature indicates that product is TAA compliant.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: Feature #0983 is not available in India for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#4804) - Rack Mount Kit

This feature provides a Rack Mount kit to accept two 3592 EH7 and/or 3592 EH8 and/or 3592 55F, 60F Tape Drives, it also provides two redundant power supplies and two C13-C14 power cords.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #9806
  • Corequisites: If only 9806 and no 9807 are resident, for 4804 Rack Mount kit, a 4806 Drive filler panel is required
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: Feature #4804 is not available in India and Argentina for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: RPQ 8B3658 "Filter Bezel" is available for rack mount installations
(#4805) - Rack Drive Accessories

This feature provides the 3592 EH7 or 3592 EH8 or 3592 55F or 60F Tape Drive accessories, one cleaning and one CE Diagnostic cartridge, an Ethernet Cable for service. If the Hardcopy Support Documentation feature #9905 is selected, the drive maintenance manuals will be provided in hardcopy format.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #9806 or #9807
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: Feature #4805 is not available in India and Argentina for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#4806) - Drive Filler Panel

This feature provides a 3592 EH7 or 3592 EH8 or 3592 55F or 3592 60F Tape Drive Filler Panel for use when only one Tape drive resides on a FC #4804 (Rack Mount Kit).

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: Two (Initial order maximum: Two)
  • Prerequisites: Feature #4804
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: Feature #4806 is not available in India and Argentina for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#9677) - Plant Install 3592 in 3584

This specify code notifies the plant to factory install a new 3592 Tape Drive into a new 3584 Tape Library Frame coming from the plant. This code must appear on the tape drive order and also the Plant Install 3592 E05 in a 3584 feature (#9680) or Plant Install 3592 E06 in a 3584 feature (#9683) or Plant Install 3592 E07/EH7 in a 3584 feature (#9692) or Plant Install 3592 E08/EH8 in a 3584 feature (#9699) or Plant Install 3592 55E in a 3584 feature (#9704) or Plant Install 3592 55F/55G in a 3584 feature (#9705) or Plant Install 3592 60F in a 3584 feature (#9706) or Plant Install 3592 60E in a 3584 feature (#9707) must appear on the 3584 Frame order.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: The maximum of features #9677 plus #9689 plus #9806 plus #9807 is one
(#9689) - 3592 Field Install in 3584

This feature notifies the plant to ship one 3592 Tape Drive, which will be field installed in a 3584 Tape Library Frame. This code must appear on the tape drive order and also the Field Merge 3592 Tape Drive (#1674) or (#1675) or (#1676) for an 3592 E07/E08/55G/60G, (#9690) for an 3592 EH7/EH8/55E/55F or (#9726) for an 3592 60E/60F must appear on the 3584 Tape Library Frame order.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: The maximum of features #9677 plus #9689 plus #9806 plus #9807 is one
(#9806) - Install 1st Drive in a Rack Mnt Kit

This feature indicates the first drive installation into the Rack Mount kit (#4804). Tape Drives are not installed into the Rack Mount kit, they are shipped separately.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: Must have feature #4804 (Rack Mount kit)
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup:
  • Limitations: Feature #9806 is not available in India and Argentina for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: Minimum number of features is One of #9677, or #9689, or #9806, or #9807
(#9807) - Install 2nd Drive in a Rack Mnt Kit

This feature indicates the second drive installation into the Rack Mount kit (#4804). Tape Drives are not installed into the Rack Mount kit, they are shipped separately.

  • Minimum required: One
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: Mutually exclusive with feature #4804
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup:
  • Limitations: Feature #9807 is not available in India and Argentina for use
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: Minimum number of features is One of #9677, or #9689, or #9806, or #9807
(#9905) - Hardcopy Support Document

This feature directs the plant to ship product support documentation in hardcopy format.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: One (Initial order maximum: One)
  • Prerequisites: Must have feature #9806 or #9807
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Initial
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#AGK1) - 10 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 10 meter 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: 99)
  • Prerequisites: Must have feature #9806 or #9807. EHx/55F/60F Tape Drives may order #AGK1, #AGK2, #AGK3.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#AGK2) - 25 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 25 meter 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: 99)
  • Prerequisites: Must have feature #9806 or #9807. EHx/55F/60F Tape Drives may order #AGK1, #AGK2, #AGK3.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None
(#AGK3) - 80 meter OM3 fiber Cable (LC)

This feature provides a 80 meter 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with LC Duplex connectors.

  • Minimum required: Zero
  • Maximum allowed: 99 (Initial order maximum: 99)
  • Prerequisites: Must have feature #9806 or #9807. EHx/55F/60F Tape Drives may order #AGK1, #AGK2, #AGK3.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Plant / Field installable: Both
  • Cable order: N/A
  • Comments: None

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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

None.



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Supplies

For Users and Remarketers:

Labeled, initialized, or bulk data media for the TS1160 Tape Drive can be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3599. Refer to the 3599 Sales Manual.

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The part numbers for additional supplies are:

IBM     Supply item
Part
number
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18P7535 IBM 3592 Cleaning Cartridge
46X7452 IBM 3592 Type C Advanced Tape Cartridge JC Data cartridge
46X7454 IBM 3592 Type C Advanced Tape Cartridge JY WORM cartridge
46X7453 IBM 3592 Type C Advanced Tape Cartridge JK Economy Data
2727263 IBM 3592 Type D Advanced Tape Cartridge JD Data cartridge
2727264 IBM 3592 Type D Advanced Tape Cartridge JL Economy cartridge
2727265 IBM 3592 Type D Advanced Tape Cartridge JZ WORM cartridge
02CE960 IBM 3592 Type E Advanced Tape Cartridge JE Data cartridge
02CE961 IBM 3592 Type E Advanced Tape Cartridge JM Economy cartridge
02FJ980 IBM 3592 Type E Advanced Tape Cartridge JV WORM cartridge

Note: The 3592 data cartridge has servo tracks written on it. These tracks enable the tape drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. If these servo tracks are damaged or removed (such as by Degausing), the cartridge is no longer useable.

Supplemental media

None.
 

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