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Backup & Archive Solutions

IBM TS1150 3592 Tape Drive
IBM TS1150 3592 Tape Drive

In today’s data- hungry world, cost- efficient storage is more important than ever. Business analytics have increased the value of data stored for long periods of time, while end-user demands for data accessibility just keep escalating—thanks to the growing use of cloud, mobile and social media technologies. Yet storing massive volumes of static, rarely accessed data on expensive storage media can put a huge strain on shrinking IT budgets.

The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention— and for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth- generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. Plus, an upgrade model is available for existing IBM TS1140 tape drives. What’s more, TS1150 supports the LTFS format in IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.


  • Deliver high- performance, high- capacity storage with a proven, cost-effective tape drive
  • Leverage IBM® Spectrum Archive™featuring Linear Tape File System™(LTFS) technology to support for fast access to data
  • Protect, retain and secure critical data with encryption
  • Extend storage investments with support for existing IBM tape automation
  • Take advantage of write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridges for long-term data retention

TS1150 supports IBM TS4500 and IBM TS3500 tape libraries as well as IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation. TS1150 features three options for type D media. The IBM 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JD, provides up to 10 TB native capacity, and up to 10 TB are provided by the IBM 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JZ. A type D 3592 Economy cartridge, JL, is also available, storing 2 TB and providing fast access to data. TS1150 can also read and write on previous media, type C (JC, JY and JK).

To help optimize drive utilization and reduce infrastructure requirements, TS1150 can be shared among supported hosts on a storage area network (SAN). It also offers multiplatform sup-port and can scale from midrange to enterprise environments— delivering flexible storage for heterogeneous server environments.

Product Overview
Supreme enterprise-class performance
Up to 10TB capacity on 3592 JD tape media
Combine high capacity with fast data access
Native data transfer rate 360mb/sec
Compatible with 3592 JD, JC & JB tape media
Read/write tapes in TS1140 format
Encryption enabled