Feature spotlights

Offers outstanding capacity, performance and reliability

The IBM® TS3100 tape library’s optimized 2U form factor has 24 data cartridge slots and a mail slot, ideal for midrange storage environments.

Provides a flexible and affordable storage solution

The tape library is designed to support cost-effective backup, save, restore and archival storage in sequential or random-access mode with a standard bar code reader.

Scale to your specifications

The TS3100 uses one LTO Full-High tape drive or up to two LTO Half-High tape drives and 24 tape cartridges capacity. The library is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right side (12 data cartridge slots). The left magazine also includes a single mail slot to help support continuous library operation while media is imported and exported.

Get quick access to your data

Support for IBM Spectrum Archive™ with Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) technology for file-level access to data without the need for proprietary applications

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.

More details about IBM TS3100 Tape Library

Read the data sheet

Technical details

Software requirements

Native device-driver support is available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers.

    Hardware requirements

    Attachment support: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 6 Gbps SAS interface, LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel and 3 Gbps SAS interface (LTO Ultrium 4 full-height).

      Technical specifications

      TS3100 (3573 L2U): Specifications will vary by configuration and drive options. See data sheet for details.

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