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LTO Ultrium generation 7 technology

The TS2270 tape drive incorporates the latest generation of industry-leading LTO technology which offers higher storage capacity and higher data transfer rates than previous generations to provide long-term tape infrastructure investment protection.

Media partitioning and IBM Spectrum Archive

Designed to support media partitioning, the TS2270 tape drive offers the ability to create two partitions on the LTO Ultrium 7 media. Partitioning enables IBM Spectrum Archive, which improves the ability to reference small sections of data on tape. It also helps with interchange of data between different platforms.

Higher capacity

Physical storage capacity up to 15 TB addresses the most demanding backup and archiving requirements. The higher capacity helps reduce the number of cartridge changes required for backup operations and reduces the physical storage requirements for backup and archive media. The half-height form factor offers lower cost implementation with the same high capacity and data transfer rate as full-height, making it ideal for rack environments where space is at a premium.

Native data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s

A transfer rate of up to 300 MBps with 6 Gbps SAS interface connectivity provides significantly improved data transfer performance to help address the demands of shrinking backup windows and to enable faster data read and write—reducing long waits for backup and restore procedures to keep your organization up and running.

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Technical specifications

IBM TS2270 Tape Drive at a glance:

  • Maximum storage capacity up to 15 TB with 2.5:1 compression
  • Native data transfer rate of 300 MBps
  • Adheres to widely supported LTO standards
  • 6-Gbps SAS connectivity available
  • Dual SAS port, or one SAS port and one Ethernet port
  • External standalone or rack-mountable unit; space for 2 units mounted in 19-in IBM server rack

Software requirements

The TS2270 Tape Drive is compatible with major operating systems and independent software vendor applications.

Hardware requirements

For a list of specifications, see page 3 of the data sheet.

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