What the IBM TS1160 Tape Drive can do for your business

The IBM TS1160 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and cost-effective long-term data retention infrastructure. TS1160 offers high-performance, improved capacity, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. TS1160 now offers FC, Ethernet/RoCE and SAS interfaces, helping to protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. TS1160 also supports the LTFS format in IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.

IBM TS1160 Tape Drive

Protect existing investment

Improves performance and provides compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations. TS1160 offers SAS-12Gb/sec, RoCE 10 & 25Gb/sec and FC 16 Gb interfaces.

Improve tape operations performance

Offers native data transfer rates of up to 400 MBps (up to 900 MBps compressed) and new 10 Gb Ethernet host attachment or dual-port 16 Gb FC support.

Reduce total cost of ownership

IBM 3592 enterprise drives are recognized as a state of the art on Tape technology. The TS1160 delivers higher capacity, better performance, and reliability than other formats, providing a lower TCO.

Improve space efficiency

Delivers increased native capacity per tape with double the capacity of TS1150.

Robust modern data protection

Offers the ultimate line of defense and greater protection of sensitive corporate data.

Reliable and cost-efficient connectivity

Can be shared on a SAN through the existing FC 16 Gb interface. Plus, the Ethernet version is designed for hyperscale and RHEL environments with support for Ethernet 10Gb host and NAS attachment.

Key features of the TS1160

  • Up to 20 TB native capacity, up to 60 TB compressed capacity
  • IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS technology support
  • FC-16 Gb, Ethernet 10Gb & 25Gb, and SAS 12Gb interfaces
  • Address ransomware and cybersecurity threats
  • Scalable data protection for most open systems servers
  • 3592 media options
  • Encryption support

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