System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B
Designed around a 5 EIA high modular base library unit, the TS3310 is designed to scale vertically with expansion for LTO tape cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.
The base library module, model L5B, is the entry point for the product family. It contains all of the necessary robotics and intelligence to manage the 5U high library system, which houses up to 36 cartridges (30 storage slots and 6 Input/Output slots) and two LTO generation 3 tape drives.
The TS3310 model L5B can be expanded with the addition of expansion units, the model E9U.
Each model E9U contains 92 physical LTO cartridge storage cells and space for up to four LTO generation 3 tape drives. The TS3310 supports either the standard or WORM LTO data cartridge. Additionally, the E9U has space for up to two (one redundant) power supply modules. (At least one power supply module must be installed if a drive is present in the E9U.)
For organizations unsure of their short or long term tape capacity needs, the TS3310 Tape Library's Capacity on Demand (COD) built-in capability allows the system to scale as needs grow. In the initial shipped configuration, an E9U has half of its storage cells enabled. As your business grows, the purchase of a capacity on demand key allows you to enable the second half of the model E9U storage cells.
Building on the success of IBM’s patented Multipath architecture, the TS3310 can be divided into one logical library per installed tape drive. These logical libraries can be simultaneously connected to a wide variety of different servers, running different operating systems and tape applications.
Designed for the ultimate in system availability, optional data path and control path feature can help support ongoing host connectivity under a variety of adverse conditions.
IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B. Compressed capacity: 24000 GB, Media types supported: LTO Ultrium 3, Networking features: Ethernet. Dimensions (WxDxH): 443.2 x 801.4 x 219.7 mm, Weight: 38.6 kg