IBM 7226 Multimedia Storage
Leverage reliable and flexible data backup and security in the data center
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IBM 7226 Multimedia Storage is a 1U enclosure for up to four tape, DVD, or RDX drives. This enclosure is part of the IBM Storage portfolio, designed to extend IBM Power servers, and compatible with other OEM systems.

IBM® 7226 Multimedia Storage Enclosure rack-mounted unit features two drive bays that hold one or two tape drives, one or two RDX removable disk drives and up to four slim-design DVD-RAM drives. Mix drives in any combination of drive technology or electronic interface in a single 7226 Multimedia Storage Enclosure. High-speed SAS, USB and Fibre Channel interface options and compatibility with multiple storage devices helps protect data on critical IBM Power® Systems, IBM POWER®, BladeCenter and IBM PureFlex systems. High-density applications using half-high LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 SAS tape drives are available on POWER8® and POWER7.

Benefits Save space with a low-profile design

Deploy a low-profile design configuration with up to four storage devices in a 1U space in a 19-inch rack.

Leverage multiple connection options

Choose from multiple options to connect to high-performance IBM POWER8®, IBM POWER7®, IBM POWER6®, IBM BladeCenter®, IBM PureFlex® and other compatible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) systems.

Gain reliable backup and security

Receive reliable and flexible data backup and security in the data center for organizations with rack-mount servers.

Performance and capacity enhancements

Enable the performance and capacity enhancements of half-high Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8 (30.0 TB), LTO Ultrium 7 (15.0 TB), LTO Ultrium 6 (6.25 TB), LTO Ultrium 5 (3.0 TB), DVD-RAM or Remote DBA Experts, LLC (RDX) removable disk drives. Utilize low-cost tape options with the availability of high-capacity data encryption.

Low-profile storage solution

Leverage multiple half-height tape, RDX and DVD-RAM storage technologies in 1U of rack space with this low-profile storage solution that includes reduced cabling and multiple storage bays. Encryption is available on LTO Ultrium drives. Other drives support encryption through system software.

Low-profile design

Configure the low-profile design with up to two tape or RDX drives, or four DVD-RAM drives. Offers a one-year warranty and includes customer-replaceable unit or on-site service.

Data protection on critical IBM Power Systems

Utilize high-speed SAS, USB and Fibre Channel interface options, as well as compatibility with a range of storage devices to help protect data on critical IBM Power Systems.

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