The TS1070 tape drive incorporates the latest generation of industry-leading LTO technology which offers higher storage capacity and higher data transfer rates than the previous generation to provide long-term tape infrastructure investment protection.
Designed to support media partitioning, the TS1070 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.
With a physical storage capacity of up to 15 TB (with 2.5:1 compression), the TS1070 tape drive is an excellent tape storage solution for organizations requiring data backup and low-cost, archival data storage. The data transfer performance has increased over the previous LTO Ultrium half-height generation with a transfer rate of up to 300 MBps with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) interface connectivity. The drive offers two FC ports and one Ethernet port per drive to improve availability.
The TS1070 8 Gbps FC interface enables connection to a wide range of open-system servers. The LTO Ultrium 7 tape media provides partitioning support, which in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Archive provides users with file-level access to tape data. This support helps users quickly locate and update information on the tape media. The LTO Ultrium 7 technology is also designed to support data encryption.