Overview The new IBM Half-high LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive delivers enterprise-class capacity at an entry-level LTO Gen 4 price point. In addition, the condensed half-height form factor now allows internal installation into standard 5.25-inch HH bays on mid- to high-end System x servers, providing a high-capacity, high-performance, and high-reliability tape solution.
Take advantage of solid performance, excellent data storage capacity, a high-density form factor, and industry leading LTO backup technology with the IBM Half-high LTO Generation 4 SAS Tape Drive.
The drive offers is an attractively priced entry offering into LTO technology, designed for mid- to high-end System x servers requiring high-capacity, high-performance, and high-reliability tape solutions in a 5.25-inch, half-high form factor. Using its onboard hardware data compression feature and assuming a 2:1 compression ratio, this drive can store up to 1600 GB compressed per cartridge at a backup rate of up to 240 MB/s.
The LTO Generation 4 delivers strong performance with data transfers up to 120 MB/s in native mode (432 GB/hr) and up to 240 MB/s in compressed mode(2) (864 GB/hr).
Key messages -Mid- to high-end server class capacity, up to 1600 GB compressed, at an entry-level LTO Generation 4 price point. -2x transfer rate increase from current half-height LTO Generation 3. -5.25-inch half-height form factor for internal mounting in more System x Tower systems. -1 o SAS interface for improved performance and reliability.
Features and functions -Form factor: 5.25-inch half-height internal drive. -Capacity: 800 GB (1600 GB compressed) capacity. -Performance: Up to 120 MB/s (240 MB/s compressed) transfer rate. -Interface: SAS. -Backward compatibility: Read/Write compatible with LTO Gen 3 cartridges. Read compatible with LTO Gen 2, and 3 cartridges. -Service and support: One-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU).