The IBM TS3100 entry-level LTO tape library is designed to provide reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup
The IBM TS3100 tape library and its storage management applications are designed to exceed your capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3100 is designed as a functionally rich, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating LTO tape technology. The TS3100 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent tape automation option for IBM Power Systems™ and other open systems.
The TS3100 is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of one LTO full-height tape drive or up to two LTO half-height tape drives and with a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 leverages LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.
The TS3100 is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). Additionally, the left magazine includes a single mail slot to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media.
A bar code reader is standard in the library, supporting the library’s operation in sequential or random-access mode. The TS3100 also comes standard with remote management capabilities to allow for remote administration of the tape library through a web interface. Path failover is an optional feature for this library designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event that a host adapter or control path drive is lost, without aborting the current job in process.
The LTO Ultrium 7 technology is designed to provide greater capacity with continued support for encryption of data. The hardware encryption and decryption core and control core reside in the LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive. A large internal data buffer helps improve data access rates and reduce cartridge fill and rewind times along with dynamic channel calibration designed to help increase data throughput.
In addition to reading and writing to LTO Ultrium 7 tape cartridges, the LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive can read and write to LTO Ultrium 6 cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 5 cartridges with improved data rates. The LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive is designed to sup-port up to 300 MBps native data-t ransfer rates and up to 6 TB native physical capacity when using the LTO Ultrium 6 TB data cartridge (15 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The TS3100, featuring LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives, has a capacity of up to 144 TB native (360 TB with 2.5:1 compression).
The sequential or random- access library comes in a standalone base configura-tion with the option of an industry-s tandard 19-i nch rack-mount kit. The TS3100 also has an LCD and indicators for power, drive and activity, error status and message information.
|24 active slots in compact 2U form factor|
|Supports 1 x full-height or 2 x half-height LTO drives|
|Remote library management through web interface|
|Up to 360 compressed capacity (LTO-7)|
|Optional path failover|