IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model

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System Storage
IBM System Storage
TS3100 Tape Library
Express Model
Entry-level LTO tape library designed to provide
reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup
Support the latest generation of Linear
Tape-Open (LTO) technology with one
LTO Ultrium 6 full-height tape drive or
up to two LTO Ultrium 6 half-height tape
drives, as well as LTO Ultrium 5 and
4 tape drives using a 2U form factor
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Support Fibre Channel attachment for
half-height LTO Ultrium 6 and 5 tape
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Offer outstanding capacity, performance
and reliability with cost-effective backup,
restore and archive for midrange storage
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Manage libraries remotely through a
standard web interface that supports
flexibility and improved administrative
control over storage operations
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The IBM® System Storage® TS3100 Tape Library Express® Model
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™, IBM System x® 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.
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The LTO Ultrium 6 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 6 tape drive. A larger internal data
buffer in the full-height drive 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 6 tape
cartridges, the LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive can read and write to
LTO Ultrium 5 cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 4 cartridges
with improved data rates. The LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive is
designed to support up to 160 MBps native data-transfer rates
and up to 2.5 TB native physical capacity when using the LTO
Ultrium 2.5 TB data cartridge (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The TS3100, featuring LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives, has
a capacity of up to 60 TB native (150 TB with 2.5:1 compression). The sequential or random-access library comes in a
standalone base configuration with the option of an industrystandard 19-inch rack-mount kit. The TS3100 also has an
LCD and indicators for power, drive and activity, error status
and message information.
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IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model at a glance
Drive options
LTO Ultrium 6 full-height: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8344)
LTO Ultrium 6 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8347); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8348)
LTO Ultrium 5 full-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8245); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8244)
LTO Ultrium 5 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8247); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8248)
LTO Ultrium 4 full-height: Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI (FC # 8143 or 95P5002); 3 Gbps SAS (FC # 8145 or
95P5006); 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8144 or 95P5004)
LTO Ultrium 4 half-height: 6 Gbps SAS (FC # 8149 or 46X7117); 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC # 8148 or 46X6912)
Available models
TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
3573 L2U (MTM)
35732UL (HVEC)
Optional feature codes
Path Failover feature
45E9503 or FC # 1682
Transparent LTO encryption
45E3081 or FC # 5900
Rack mount
23R6998 or FC # 7002
Right-side magazine set
Left-side magazine
23R6999 or FC # 8106
45E2237 or FC # 8109
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LTO Ultrium tape cartridges
LTO Ultrium 6 media: FC # 8605
LTO Ultrium 5 media: FC # 8505
LTO Ultrium 4 media: FC # 8405
LTO Ultrium cleaning
23R7008 or FC # 8002
Tape drive type
LTO Ultrium 6 half-height and full-height
LTO Ultrium 5 half-height and full-height
LTO Ultrium 4 half-height and full-height
Number of drives
Number of tape cartridges
Number of mail slots
Physical capacity
Capacity per cartridge
Up to 6.25 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 2.5 TB native
Up to 3 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 1.5 TB native
Up to 1.6 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 800 GB native
Library capacity
Up to 150 TB compressed 2.5:1 with LTO Ultrium 6; 60 TB native
Up to 72 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 5; 36 TB native
Up to 38.4 TB compressed 2:1 with LTO Ultrium 4; 19.2 TB native
Data transfer rate
Up to 160 Mbps native with LTO Ultrium 6
Up to 140 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 5
Up to 120 MBps native with LTO Ultrium 4
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.84 in. (97.6 mm) × 31.9 in. (810 mm)
Rack mount
17.6 in. (447.5 mm) × 3.44 in. (87.6 mm) × 29.13 in. (740 mm)
33 lb (15 kg) without rack mount
Operating environment
50°F - 113°F (10°C - 45°C)
Relative humidity
10% - 80% RH (noncondensing)
Electrical power
4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA
Attachment support
8 Gbps Fibre Channel
6 Gbps SAS interfaces
LVD SCSI, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel and 3 Gbps SAS interfaces (LTO Ultrium 4 full-height)
Operating systems support
Native device driver support is available for selected IBM System servers and other Linux and
Microsoft Windows open-system servers.
Latest support information:
Three-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) service in most countries
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