Entry-level LTO Ultrium tape library designed to provide reliable,
high-capacity, high-performance tape backup
IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape
Library Express Model
The IBM System Storage™ TS3200
Tape Library Express Model and its
storage management applications are
designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, availability, affordability and application
requirements. It is designed as a
functionally rich, entry tape-storage
solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape
technology. The IBM TS3200 Express
model is an excellent solution for large-
capacity or high-performance tape
IBM Ultrium 4 technology is
backup with or without random access.
IBM LTO Ultrium Full Height
designed to support encryption
The TS3200 is also an excellent choice
Tape Drives or up to four
of data with 3 Gbps SAS and
for tape automation for IBM Power
IBM LTO Ultrium Half Height
continues to support write-
Systems™, IBM System x® and other
Tape Drives, to help increase
once, read-many (WORM)
open systems.
capacity and performance
Designed to support up to two
The IBM TS3200 Tape Library Express
Designed to offer outstanding
is well-suited for handling backup,
effective backup, save and
capacity, performance and
save and restore and archival data-
restore and archival storage in
reliability for midrange and net-
storage needs for small to medium-size
sequential or random access
work tape-storage environ-
environments. With the use of up to
mode with a standard bar code
ments in a 4U form factor with
48 data cartridge slots and a
Designed to support cost-
mail slot
Remote library management
through a standard Web interface supports flexibility and
greater administrative control
of storage operations
two LTO Full Height tape drives or
The IBM Ultrium 4 technology is
The IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Full Height are
up to four LTO Half-Height tape drives
designed to support encryption of data.
designed to support up to 80 MBps
and 48 tape cartridge capacity, the
The hardware encryption and decryp-
native data-transfer rates and Half-
IBM TS3200 model is designed to use
tion core and control core resides in the
Height Tape Drives support up to
LTO technology to cost-effectively han-
IBM Ultrium 4 tape drive (available to
60 MBps native data-transfer rates.
dle growing storage requirements. The
the TS3200 with the 3 Gbps SAS inter-
In addition, the TS3200 featuring
TS3200 Tape Library is configured with
face). A larger internal data buffer helps
Ultrium 3 tape drives has a capacity
four removable cartridge magazines,
improve data access rates and reduce
of up to 19.2 TB (38.4 TB with a
two on the left side (24 data cartridge
cartridge fill and rewind times along
2:1 compression).
slots) and two on the right (24 data car-
with dynamic channel calibration to
tridge slots). Additionally, the lower left
help increase data throughput.
The IBM TS3200 Tape Library Express
magazine includes a three-slot I/O sta-
In addition to reading and writing to
featuring Full Height technology offers
tion to help support continuous library
LTO Ultrium 4 tape cartridges,
an LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps fibre-channel
operation while importing and exporting
the LTO 4 tape drive can read and write
and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces for
media. A bar-code reader is standard in
to LTO Ultrium 3 cartridges and read
ultrium 4 drives (LVD SCSI and 4 Gbps
the library, supporting the library’s oper-
LTO Ultrium 2 cartridges with improved
fibre-channel for ultrium 3 drives). While
ation in sequential or random access
data rates. The IBM Ultrium 4 tape
Half-Height offers an LVD SCSI or a
mode. The TS3200 also comes stan-
drive is designed to support up to
3 Gbps SAS interface for HH LTO 3
dard with remote management capabili-
120 MBps native data-transfer rates
drives and 3 Gbps SAS interface for
ties to allow for remote administration
and up to 800 GB native physical
HH LTO 4 and can attach to a wide
of the tape library through a Web inter-
capacity when using the IBM System
variety of open-system servers. The
face. Path Failover, an optional feature,
Storage Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge
sequential or random access library
is designed to provide automatic con-
(1.6 TB with 2:1 compression). The
comes in a stand-alone or optional
trol path failover to a preconfigured
TS3200 featuring Ultrium 4 tape drives
rack-mountable configuration.
redundant control path in the event that
has a capacity of up to 38.4 TB native
The IBM TS3200 also has an LCD
a host adapter or control path drive is
(76.8 with 2:1 compression).
display and indicators for power, drive
lost without aborting the current job in
and activity, error status and message
IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model at a glance
Drive options
Ultrium 4 Full Height: LVD SCSI (95P5002), 3 Gbps SAS (95P5006);
Fibre Channel (95P5004)
Ultrium 3 Full Height: LVD SCSI (23R7260); 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (23R7261)
Ultrium 4 Half-Height: 3 Gbps SAS (45E2243)
Ultrium 3 Half-Height: LVD SCSI (95P4998); 3 Gbps SAS (95P5000)
Available models:
3573 4UL: TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
Optional feature codes
Path Failover
Transparent LTO Encryption
Rack mount
Right-side magazine set
Left-side magazine, upper
Left-side magazine, lower
Ultrium Tape Cartridges
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge
Additional Power Supply
Tape drive type
Number of drives
Number of tape cartridges
Number of mail slots
Physical capacity
Data transfer rate (per drive)
Ultrium 4 media: 95P4278/Ultrium 3 media: 95P2020
IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Full Height and Half-Height; IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Full Height and
Up to 1.6 TB per cartridge compressed; 800 GB native with LTO Ultrium 4
Up to 800 GB per cartridge compressed; 400 GB native with LTO Ultrium 3
Up to 76.8 TB per tape library compressed; 38.4 TB native with LTO Ultrium 4
Up to 38.4 TB per tape Library compressed; 19.2 TB native with LTO Ultrium 3
Up to 120 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 4 Full Height and Half-Height
Up to 80 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 3 Full-Height
Up to 60 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.6 in (447.5 mm) x 7.29 in (185.2 mm) x 31.9 in (810 mm)
17.6 in (447.5 mm) x 6.89 in (175.2 mm) x 29.13 in (740 mm)
47 lb (21.3 kg) without rack mount
Operating environment
Relative humidity
Electrical power
50 to 113 degrees F, 10 to 45 degrees C
10% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA
Attachment and systems support
The TS3200 Full-Height features LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps fibre- channel and 3 Gbps SAS
interfaces. The TS3200 Half-Height features LVD SCSI and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces, both
form factors attaching to IBM Power Systems, IBM System x, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, UNIX®,
Linux® and Windows® servers and non-IBM servers, workstations and personal computers
that support the interface specifications.
Operating systems support
Native device-driver support is available for IBM System p®, IBM System i®, IBM System x,
Windows Server 2003, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat and United Linux.
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