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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Setup, Operator, and Service Guide (Machine Type 3572)

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The IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader (Machine Type 3572) provides compact, high-capacity, low-cost solutions for simple, unattended data backup. The library has a compact 1U form factor with easy access to tape cartridges with a removable magazine. The TS2900 Tape Autoloader is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit that incorporates an IBM Ultrium 7 Half Height Tape Drive (Model S7H), Ultrium 6 Half Height Tape Drive (Model S6H), IBM Ultrium 5 Half Height Tape Drive (Model S5H), IBM Ultrium 4 Half Height Tape Drive (Model S4H), or IBM Ultrium 3 Half Height Tape Drive (Model S3H). It is equipped with a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) host adapter attachment that has a data transfer rate of
up to 6.0 Gbps (S5H and S4H) or 3.0 Gbps (S4H and S3H).

Note: The Ultrium 4 Half Height tape drive in S4H libraries that are manufactured after March 2011 support 6.0 Gb/s.

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Original Publication Date

23 October 2015

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Modified date:
17 June 2018