IBM 3588-F4A LTO4 800/1600 GB Ultrium Tape Drive

LTO4 800/1600 GB Ultrium Tape Drive

The IBM System Storageâ„¢ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) 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 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive's encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

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  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Part Number: 3588-F4A
  • Units in Stock: 13
  • Condition: Refurbished
  • Warranty: 90 Days
  • Description: IBM 3588-F4A LTO4 800/1600 GB Ultrium Tape Drive

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  • Price: $189.95