Feature spotlights

Up to 10 TB native capacity on an IBM 3592 JD/JZ 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 most open-systems servers

Leverage support for most open-systems servers including IBM Power Systems and for IBM Z® via IBM TS7700 virtual tape server. Help simplify the storage environment with support most open-systems servers and enable 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 TS1150 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 TS1150 tape drive physical characteristics and operating environment:

    Dimensions: 3592-E08 95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in. H x 7.8 in. W x 18.4 in. D); 3592-EH8 95 mm H x 150 mm W x 374 mm D (3.8 in. H x 5.9 in. W x 14.7 in. D)

    • Weight: 3592-E08 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz) 3592-EH8 3.97 kb ( 8 lb 9 oz)
    • Temperature and media: 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
    • Relative humidity: 20% – 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
    • Web bulb maximum: 26°C (78.8°F)
    • Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower): 46 Watts

    Technical specifications

    IBM TS1150 tape drive characteristics:

    Adaptive instantaneous data rates: 12 speeds, from 112 MBps to 365 MBps, for 3592 JD/JL/JZ cartridges initialized in Gen 5 format; 12 speeds, from 99 MBps to 303 MBps, for 3592 JC/JK/JY cartridges initialized in Gen 5 format; 12 speeds, from 90 MBps to 252 MBps for 3592 JC/JY in Gen 4 format

    • Recording technique: Linear serpentine 32-channel concurrent recording
    • Native capacity uncompressed: 10 TB (using JD/JZ media), 7 TB (JC/JY media) or 2 TB (JL media)
    • Native sustained data rate uncompressed: 360 MBps/type D media; 300 MBps/type C media re-formatted
    • Burst data rate: 800 MBps
    • High speed search maximum: 12.4 m/s end-end search rate

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