Choose from a full range of tape drives with low cost of ownership

The IBM TS2280 Tape Drive uses next-generation LTO Ultrium 8 cartridges to store up to 30 TB of compressed data per cartridge – twice the capacity of previous generations – with a ten-year TCO for data retention that is 86% lower than an all-disk solution and 66% lower than an all-cloud storage solution. Discover how to reduce your storage costs, simplify data management and enhance security and compliance.

IBM TS2280 Tape Drive

TS1100 Tape Drives

IBM TS1140 Tape Drive

Offers a tape solution with high capacity, fast access to data and long-term data retention. This tape drive is supported in IBM tape libraries or frames that support stand-alone installations.

IBM TS1150 Tape Drive

Provides an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention at a lower cost than disk solutions. This tape drive is supported in IBM tape libraries as well as IBM racks that enable stand-alone installations.

IBM TS1155 Tape Drive

Supports JD and JZ media formats and is equipped with an advanced read/write subsystem that enables the use (or reuse) of JD media at a 50% higher capacity than previous-generation drives. TS1155 also offers high-performance, flexible data storage with built-in data encryption capabilities.

IBM TS1160 Tape Drive

TS1160 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This sixth-generation delivers improved capacity and performance over the previous generation and it can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation.

LTO® Tape Drives

IBM TS2250 Tape Drive

The external drive incorporates the fifth generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning, and a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2250 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges

IBM TS2260 Tape Drive

The external drive incorporates the sixth generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half-height form factor. This external standalone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning, and a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2260 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

IBM TS2270 Tape Drive

The external drive incorporates the seventh generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half-height form-factor. This external standalone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning, and a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, TS2270 can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges.

IBM TS2280 Tape Drive

A next-generation tape drive, IBM TS2280 incorporates a single drive mechanism in a compact external chassis to enable reliable, economical high-capacity data backups, storing as much as 30 TB per LTO Ultrium 8 cartridge. IBM TS2280 Tape Drive can read and write to LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges and interoperates with IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Archive for data access that appears to users in user-friendly, searchable form, much like data stored on disk or flash.