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IBM 3588-F5A TS1050 LTO5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive

IBM 3588-F5A TS1050 LTO5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive


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    Product Description

    The IBM System Storage TS1050 (machine type 3588, model F5A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drive with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 4 Tape Drive (Ultrium 4). It has a native data transfer of up to 140 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge, the TS1050 nearly doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges. The TS1050 has a 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

    The IBM System Storage TS1050 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 5 or Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 – Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.
    Note: IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v1 (TKLM) is required for encryption key management with LTO Ultrium 5 drives.

    IBM Ultrium 5 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

    • Native data transfer rate up to 140 MB/sec
    • Ultrium 5 tape cartridge native physical capacity of 1.5 TB
    • 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported drive attachment
    • A larger 512 MB internal buffer
    • Supports LTO5 media partitioning and self describing tape
    • LTO Ultrium 5 encryption support

    Note: The TS1050 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, and D32. LTO 5 tape drive support and other selected TS3500 features require Advanced Library Management (ALMS).
    Note: In order to support code level 9500 or higher, all node cards in the library must be xx3-equivalent node cards. For xx2 models, this requires a xx3 model conversion or the Enhanced Node Card(s) feature (Feature 1700 or 1701).

    In addition to TS1050 LTO 5 support, additional TS3500 Tape Library functions include:

    • Mixed media support for TS3500 HA/HD libraries
    • Storage Authentication Service (LDAP via TPC or SSPC)
    • Floating home cell option for non-HD libraries
    • Customizable warning threshold for capacity utilization
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