Ideal for growing storage requirements
Long-term tape storage for backup & archive
Easy access to data on LTO Ultrium 8 cartridges, through IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology
Media-partitioning on LTO Ultrium 8 media & LTFS
- Provide long-term backup and archive storage data protection while lowering overall storage costs
- Easily access data stored on Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
- Support media partitioning on LTO Ultrium 8 media
- Interchangeable Ultrium 8 and Ultrium 7 tape media
The TS2280 6Gbps SAS interface enables it to connect to a wide spectrum of open-system servers. The LTO Ultrium 8 tape media provides partitioning support, which, in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Archive, provides users with filelevel access to tape data.
This support helps users quickly locate and update information on the tape media. LTO Ultrium 8 technology is also designed to natively support data encryption, with core hardware encryption and decryption capabilities resident in the LTO Ultrium 8 tape drive itself.
Management solutions such as IBM Spectrum Protect™ or third-party storage management software can extend the power of TS2280. IBM Spectrum Archive helps simplify access and management of TS2280 by enabling text-based file tagging, enabling more intuitive searches of drive content. This software creates an efficient “data footprint” to dynamically store every bit of data, helping maximize performance and ensure security.
TS2280 Tape Drive supports the LTO Consortium compressed specification for LTO Ultrium 8, offering up to 30TB of data storage per cartridge (12TB native), twice the compressed capacity of the previous LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges. In addition to reading and writing to LTO Ultrium 8 tape cartridges, TS2280 can read and write to LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges. TS2280 supports the self-describing features of LTO tape cartridges for operational simplicity.