Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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Tmasteen,Sorry, I can't talk about unannounced products.-- Tony

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Nominal TS1130 read/write performance is 160 MB/sec (uncompressed) if you use long tape (JB). What about read/write performance with standard length tape (JA)? I've checked TS1130 Data Sheet, I cannot find anything about this. For me it seems that capacity is 640 GB (JA assumed), but what about performance?

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Nils, I spoke to Randy Fleenor, who is my contact in Tape world, who confirmed that the 160MB/sec native data rate applies to any of the supported tape cartridge capacities.<div>&nbsp;</div> Also, the TS1130 can write or append TS1120-format tapes, but in this case you get slower performance. The TS1130 is not emulating a TS1120, but rather making the cartridge format compatible so that it can be read back in a TS1120 drive.<div>&nbsp;</div> -- Tony

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"Having lived in one of the poorest countries, and one of the richest, nothing surprises me anymore". These Lines from your blog are with respect to which country .

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please google the below links for classification on poverty <div>&nbsp;</div> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Indiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_languages_of_India

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