PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

IBM TS3200 Midrange Tape Library
IBM TS3200 Midrange Tape Library

The IBM TS3200 Tape Library provides reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup.  The IBM TS3200 tape library leverages the latest generation of LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

The TS3200—and its storage management applications—is designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. It is a functionally rich, high-capacity, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating the latest LTO Ultrium tape technology. The TS3200 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent choice for tape automation for IBM Power Systems™, and other open systems.

  • Supports the latest Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology with up to four LTO™ Ultrium™ 7 tape drives using a 4U form factor
  • Gain outstanding capacity, performance and reliability for a cost-effective backup, restore and archive for midrange storage environments
  • Simplify user access to data stored on LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 cartridges through the use of IBM® Spectrum Archive™ featuring IBM Linear Tape File System™ technology
  • Manage library remotely through a standard web interface with flexibility and greater administrative control of storage operations

The TS3200 tape library is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments.

With the use of up to two LTO Ultrium full-height tape drives or up to four LTO Ultrium half-height tape drives and with 48 tape cartridge capacity, the TS3200 tape library is designed to use LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

It is configured with four removable cartridge magazines, two on the left side (24 data cartridge slots) and two on the right (24 data cartridge slots). Additionally, the lower left magazine includes a three-slot I/O station to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media.

A bar code reader is standard in the library, supporting its operation in sequen-tial or random-access mode. The TS3200 also comes standard with remote management capabilities to allow for remote administration of the tape library through a web interface.

The optional Path Failover feature is 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 abort-ing the current job in process.

The LTO Ultrium 7 technology is designed to provide greater capacity with continued support for data encryption. The hard-ware encryption and decryption core and control core reside in the LTO Ultrium 7 tape drive (available to the TS3200 with a 6 Gbps SAS interface).

A large internal data buffer helps improve data access rates and reduce cartridge fill and rewind times along with dynamic channel calibration 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 support up to 300 MBps native data-transfer rates and up to 6 TB native physical capac-ity when using the LTO Ultrium 6 TB data cartridge (15 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The TS3200, featuring LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives, has a capacity of up to 288 TB native (720 TB with 2.5:1 compression).

Product Overview
Compact 4U form factor
48 active slots
Up to 4 half height drives
Supports LTO-7, LTO-6 and LTO-5 Ultrium
Optional redundant power supply
Optional Data Path Failover
Up to 720TB compressed capacity (LTO-7)