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System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive
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Tape drives are a cost-effective solution for backing up all your important data when high speed is not required.
Tape Drives
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Included since: 08 Nov 2006
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Info modified on: 26 Jan 2016 10:03:36
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Long product name IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive:
The short editorial description of IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive
System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive

Marketing text IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive

The official marketing text of IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Today, data is a key corporate asset in all types of businesses. The ability to access data quickly and reliably is critical to your success. Whether your business utilizes a high-performance network server or individual workstations, archiving and retrieving data in a dependable and consistent manner is mission critical.

The IBM System Storage™ TS2230 Tape Drive Express LTO3 HH Model—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. By leveraging advanced Linear Tape-Open technology and the half-high format, the TS2230 Tape Drive is suited for handling the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems.

The System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express LTO3 HH Model is an excellent tape storage solution for businesses requiring backup or low-cost, real-time archival of their data within a small window of time. The TS2230 has a storage capacity of up to 800 GB (with 2:1 compression) in conjunction with the IBM TotalStorage® LTO Ultrium 400 GB data cartridge, which is double the capacity of the Ultrium 2™ technology. Along with its higher capacity, the performance of the TS2230 Tape Drive has more than doubled over the previous generation of half-high LTO drives in the market for a native data transfer rate of up to 60 MBps. The TS2230 Tape Drive provides an excellent alternative to slower and smaller capacity 1/4-inch, 4 mm and 8 mm DLT/SDLT tape drives.
Short summary description IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive:
This short summary of the IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive, LVD Ultra160 SCSI, LTO, 2:1, LTO Ultrium 3, 9.84 x 10.8 x 2.36" (250 x 275 x 60 mm), IBM AIX, OS/400 & i5/OS; Microsoft Windows 2000 (2195 +) & Windows Server 2003 (3790 +); Sun Solaris
Long summary description IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive. Type: LTO, Compression ratio: 2:1, Interface: LVD Ultra160 SCSI. Native capacity: 400 GB, Compressed capacity: 800 GB, Media types supported: LTO Ultrium 3. Sustained data transfer rate (native): 60 MB/s. Weight: 8.99 lbs (4.08 kg). Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.84 x 10.8 x 2.36" (250 x 275 x 60 mm)
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Characteristics of the device.
Compression ratio*
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
LVD Ultra160 SCSI
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
IBM AIX, OS/400 & i5/OS; Microsoft Windows 2000 (2195 +) & Windows Server 2003 (3790 +); Sun Solaris 8 & 9; HP-UX 11.0 & 11i; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
400 GB
Compressed capacity*
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
800 GB
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
LTO Ultrium 3
Data Transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
60 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Weight & Dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
8.99 lbs (4,08 kg)
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
9.84 x 10.8 x 2.36" (250 x 275 x 60 mm)