Feature spotlights

Dual robotic accessor

An optional dual accessor helps increase mount performance and overall system reliability and availability. TS3500 Model HA1 enables two robotic accessors to operate simultaneously in configurations from two to 16 frames.

Capacity on demand and flexible upgrades

Provides entry and intermediate capacities in the first frame to grow the TS3500 system as your storage needs grow. Capacity expansion requires only a brief interruption of service while the majority of new frame installation is done while the library is in service.

Compatibility with new IBM LTO Ultrium 8 technology

This tape library supports the latest generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, offering up to 30 TB of data storage per cartridge (12 TB native), twice the compressed capacity of the previous LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges.

Control path and data path automatic failover

Automatic control path and data path failover helps support improved continuity and disaster recovery.

More details about IBM TS3500 tape library

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Technical details

Software requirements

There are no software requirements for the IBM TS3500 Tape Library.

    Hardware requirements

    There are no hardware requirements for the IBM TS3500 Tape Library.

      Technical specifications

      TS3500 Hardware Summary:

      • 1 base frame, up to 15 expansion frames per library
      • Up to 12 drives per frame (up to 192 per library)
      • 16 I/O slots standard
      • Up to 600 PB compressed-LTO Ultrium 8 cartridges per library
      • Up to 675 PB compressed-3592 extended cartridges per library
      • LTO Fibre Channel interface for server attachment

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