IBM TS1150 Model E08 Tape Drives With Record 10TB Native Capacity and 360MB/s …
IBM TS1150 Model E08 (3592-E08) is the fifth generation of the IBM 3592 enterprise tape drive and is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity than the TS1140 Model E07 tape drive.
The TS1150 has a 32-channel GMR head design to deliver a native data rate performance of up to 360MB/s versus the 250MB/s data rate of the TS1140. TS1150 tape drives have dual-port 8Gb FC interfaces for FC attachment to host systems or a switched fabric environment.
The TS1150 Model EH8 (3592-EH8) tape drive is the HD2-compatible model of the TS1150 for installation in HD2 frames of the TS4500 tape library.
Model conversions are also supported to allow TS1150 model E08 to be moved from TS3500 tape library to the HD2 frames of a TS4500.
With the use of the Tape Cartridge 3592 Advanced Data (Type D), TS1150 can format a cartridge uncompressed up to 10TB. TS1150 is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to other 3592 tape cartridges, allowing it to be used in the TS4500 tape library.
The TS1150 also supports drive-based data encryption to help protect data. The TS1140-based encryption and associated IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager components are supported in a variety of OS environments, including Power, System i, System x, System p, Oracle, Linux, and Windows.
Application, system, or library managed encryption management methods are supported.
The encryption capability is supported when the TS1150 tape drive is integrated with or attached to select IBM supported tape libraries.
The TS1150 tape drive is supported in environments including select Power Systems, System i, System p, System x, and other servers running AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows OS environments.
Planned availability date
- October 24, 2014: Model E08 and its feature numbers; feature number 9699 and model conversion for model E07 to model E08
- November 21, 2014: Feature numbers 1628, 1629, and model EH8; model conversions for model EH7 to EH8 and model E08 to model EH8