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IBM TS2290, TS2280, TS2270 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives

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Updated
16 Mar 2022
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TIPS1305
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Abstract

The family of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives are external, stand-alone or rack-mountable tape drives that contain an LTO Ultrium 9, Ultrium 8, or Ultrium 7 Tape Drive. The drives are designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage deliver IBM tape reliability and performance at a cost-effective price.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information on the TS2290, TS2280, TS2270 Tape Drives that are available from Lenovo, their key features and specifications, components, options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, and IT architects who want to learn more about the IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives and consider their use in backup solutions.

Change History

Changes in the March 15, 2022 update:

  • Added IBM TS2290 Ultrium 9 Tape Drive
  • Added Ultrium 9 tape media (5-pack and 1-pack)

Introduction

The family of IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives are external, stand-alone or rack-mountable tape drives that contain an LTO Ultrium 9, 8, or 7, 6, 5 Tape Drive. The drives are designed for the heavy demands of backup tape storage delivering IBM tape reliability and performance at a cost-effective price.

  • TS2290 Model H9S incorporates the LTO Ultrium 9 Half-High SAS Tape Drive uses a dual-port 12 Gbps SAS interface for connection.
  • TS2280 Model H8S incorporates the LTO Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Tape Drive uses a dual-port 6 Gbps SAS interface for connection
  • TS2270 Model H7S incorporates the LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Tape Drive uses a dual-port 6 Gbps SAS interface for connection.
  • TS2260 Model H6S incorporates the LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS Tape Drive.
  • TS2250 Model H5S incorporates the LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High SAS Tape Drive.

The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives are excellent choices if you use tape drives that require larger-capacity or higher-performance tape backup.

TS2290 Tape Drive
Figure 1. TS2290 Tape Drive

Did you know?

The latest LTO Ultrium technology, is the TS2290 Tape Drive that provides up to 45 TB, the TS2280 Tape Drive provides up to 30 TB, and the TS2270 Tape Drive provides up to 15 TB all three tape drives feature 2.5:1 compressed backup storage capacity. With LTO Ultrium 6, the TS2260 Tape Drive provides up to 6.25 TB of 2.5:1 compressed backup storage capacity. With LTO Ultrium 5, the TS2250 Tape Drive provides up to 3 TB of 2:1 compressed backup storage capacity.

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Key features

The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives deliver the following features:

  • Entry-level tape drives for high capacity, high performance, and high reliability
  • Adherence to LTO specifications
  • Support for one half-high LTO Ultrium 9 (TS2290), LTO Ultrium 8 (TS2280), or LTO Ultrium 7 (TS2270), or Ultrium 6 (TS2260), or Ultrium 5 (TS2250) SAS Tape Drive
  • Native cartridge capacity of up to 18TB (Ultrium 9), 12 TB (Ultrium 8), or 6 TB (Ultrium 7), or up to 2.5 TB (Ultrium 6), or up to 1.5 TB (Ultrium 5)
  • Native data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s (Ultrium 9, 8 or 7), or up to 160 MB/s (Ultrium 6), or up to 140 MB/s (Ultrium 5)
  • Mixed media support, including IBM LTO Write Once Read Many (WORM) media
  • Remote monitoring of status of the tape drive
  • Encryption support in the tape drive to work with Application Managed Encryption
  • Optional rack-mount with the shelf to accommodate up to two tape drives side-by-side in a 2U rack space
  • A dual-port 12 Gbps SAS attachment on Ultrium 9 and 6 Gbps on Ultrium 8
  • Supports connection to Lenovo servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux server operating systems
  • Support from an extensive ecosystem of backup software vendors

TS2290 Tape Drive

Figure 2. TS2290 Tape Drive

The following figure shows the TS2270 Tape Drive.

The following figure shows the TS2260 Tape Drive.

TS2260 Tape Drive for Lenovo

The following figure shows the TS2250 Tape Drive.

TS2250 Tape Drive for Lenovo

The IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives include the following IBM LTO Ultrium features:

  • Independent tape loader and threader motors and positive pin retention

    These technologies help improve the reliability of loading and unloading a cartridge and retain the pin, even if tension is dropped. An independent loader motor that is coupled with the positive pin retention causes the tape to thread with a higher level of reliability.

  • Graceful dynamic braking

    If there is a power failure, reel motors maintain tension and gradually decelerate instead of stopping abruptly, which helps reduce tape breakage, stretching, or loose tape wraps during a sudden power outage.

  • Servo and track layout technology

    There are 6656 data tracks in Ultrium 9 & 8 versus 3584 data tracks in Ultrium 7, or 2176 data tracks in Ultrium 6, or 1280 data tracks in Ultrium 5. The high-bandwidth servo system features a low mass servo to help more effectively track servo bands and improve data throughput with damaged media in less-than-optimal shock and vibration environments.

  • Surface Control Guiding Mechanism

    IBM patented Surface Control Guiding Mechanism guides the tape along the tape path in the Ultrium Tape Drives. This method uses the surface of the tape (rather than the edges) to control tape motion. This configuration helps reduce tape damage (especially to the edges of the tape) and tape debris, which comes from the damaged edges and can accumulate in the head area.

  • Tunneling magnetoresistive (TMR) head technology (LTO Ultrium 9 & 8 tape drives)

    IBM LTO Ultrium 9 & 8 Tape Drives use TMR head technology, which helps achieve increased storage capacity and high data integrity.

  • Digital speed matching

    The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives perform dynamic speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate as closely as possible to the net host data rate (after data compressibility is factored out). This matching helps reduce the number of backhitch repositions and improve throughput performance.

  • Robust drive components optimized for automation environments

    To help enhance reliability and prolong the life of the drives, some of the most robust components available are used, such as an all metal clutch, steel ball bearings in the loader, robust leader block design, and a single circuit card.

  • Power management

    The power management function of the Ultrium 9, 8 & 7, and 6 Tape Drives controls the drive electronics to be completely turned off or in a low-power mode when the circuit functions are not needed for drive operation.

  • Adaptive read equalization

    This equalization automatically compensates for dynamic changes in readback signal response.

  • Dynamic amplitude asymmetry compensation

    This compensation dynamically optimizes readback signals for linear readback response from MR read head transducers.

  • LTO Data Compression (LTO-DC)

    The Ultrium LTO uses LTO-DC, which is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. LTO-DC is an extension of Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms. IBM patented "Scheme-Swapping" compression looks ahead at incoming data and determines the most efficient storage method (ALDC or pass-through mode) to help optimize data compression and increase data throughput.

  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM)

    Contained within the LTO Ultrium data cartridge is the LTO-CM, which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device that is physically a part of the cartridge. The LTO-CM holds information about that specific cartridge, the media in the cartridge, and the data on the media. The storage capacity of the Generation 9, 8 & 7, and 6 LTO-CM is 16320 bytes, which is double capacity of Generation 5 LTO-CM 8160 bytes. Communication between the drive and the LTO-CM is via a low-level RF field transmitted by the drive to the cartridge.

  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS)

    The Ultrium Tape Drive uses SARS to help isolate failures between media and hardware. SARS uses the cartridge performance history that is saved in the CM module and the drive performance history that is kept in the flash EEPROM to help determine the likely cause of failure. SARS causes the drive to request a cleaner tape, mark the media as degraded, and indicate that the hardware is degraded.

  • Highly integrated electronics that use IBM engineered copper technology

    This technology reduces the number of components in the drive, helping lower chip temperatures, and reduces power requirements to deliver a more reliable drive. The sixth-generation drive electronics provide error correction of soft errors in the memory arrays in data and control paths.

  • Dual-stage head actuator

    The 16-channel actuator (LTO Ultrium 5 and 6) and The 32-channel actuator (LTO Ultrium 9, 8 & 7) provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity.

  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks

    The Ultrium LTO9 is designed to cause any write command of two or more filemarks to cause a separate data set to be written containing all filemarks after the first. This feature helps improve performance if a subsequent append overwrites somewhere after the first filemark.

  • Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) head design (LTO Ultrium 7, or 6, or 5 tape drives)

    IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drives use GMR head technology with beveled contouring for reducing striction and friction. This head design was demonstrated in enterprise tape products to help minimize contact, edge damage, debris accumulation, and wear on the tape as it moves over the read/write heads.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the TS2290. The front view of the TS2280 and TS2270 is similar to the front view of the TS2290.

TS2290 Tape Drive
Figure 3. Front view of TS2290

The following figure shows the rear of the TS2290

Rear view of the TS2290
Figure 4. Rear view of TS2290

Rear view of the TS2280 and TS2270
Figure 5. Rear view of TS2280 & TS2270

System specifications

The following table lists the LTO Ultrium Tape Drives system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor Standalone or 2U rack mount (on a fixed shelf)
Drive technology
  • TS2290: LTO Ultrium 9 half-high drive
  • TS2280: LTO Ultrium 8 half-high drive
  • TS2270: LTO Ultrium 7 half-high drive
  • TS2260: LTO Ultrium 6 half-high drive
  • TS2250: LTO Ultrium 5 half-high drive
Drive interface
  • LTO9: 2x 12Gb SAS x1 ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644)
  • All Others: 2x 6 Gb SAS x1 ports (Mini-SAS SFF-8088)
Number of drives 1
Number of cartridge slots 1
Cartridge capacity
  • LTO 9: 18 TB native; up to 45 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO 8: 12 TB native; up to 30 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO 7: 6 TB native; up to 15 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO 6: 2.5 TB native; up to 6.25 TB compressed (with 2.5:1 compression ratio)
  • LTO 5: 1.5 TB native; up to 3.0 TB compressed (with 2:1 compression ratio)
Data transfer rate
  • LTO 9: Up to 300 MB/s native; up to 750 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO 8: Up to 300 MB/s native; up to 750 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO 7: Up to 300 MB/s native; up to 750 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO 6: Up to 160 MB/s native; up to 400 MB/s compressed (with 2.5:1 compression)
  • LTO 5: Up to 140 MB/s native; up to 280 MB/s compressed (with 2:1 compression)
Security features Application Managed Encryption (AME) with optional third-party software (such as IBM Spectrum Protect)
Management interfaces 1x Ethernet port (UTP, RJ-45) for drive status and servicing only
Cooling Fixed internal fan
Power supply One 73 W AC fixed power supply with IEC 320-C14 power connector
Hot-swap parts None
Dimensions Width: 213 mm (8.4 in.)
Depth: 332 mm (13.1 in.)
Height: 58 mm (2.3 in.)
Weight 4.3 kg (9.4 lb.)
Warranty 3-year limited warranty, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service in most countries, next-business-day 9x5, service upgrades available
Service and support Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 24x7 coverage, 2-hour or 4-hour response time, committed repair (select countries), up to 5 years of warranty extension, installation services.
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). For a full list of supported operating systems, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.

Models

The following table lists the ordering information for the LTO Ultrium Tape Drive models.

Table 2. LTO Ultrium Tape Drive models
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature code
IBM TS2290 Tape Drive Model H9S 6160S9E 6160-H9S BLW2
IBM TS2280 Tape Drive Model H8S 6160S8E 6160-H8S B1EV
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S 6160S7E 6160-H7S ATP3
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S 6160S6E 6160-H6S AS5P
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S 6160S5E 6160-H5S AS5R

The tape drives models include the following items:

  • One SAS Tape Drive
  • One universal cleaning cartridge
  • Documentation package

Notes:

  • The Rack mount kit is not included; it should be ordered with the tape drive, if needed (for ordering information, see the following table). The rack mount kit includes a fixed shelf on which the drive is placed.
  • A power cable is not included with the tape drive. A 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cable, or a line cord must be ordered with the tape drive (for ordering information, see Power cables).
  • The Rack mount kit includes one 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable, and a line cord also can be ordered, if needed (for ordering information, see Power cables).
Table 3. Rack mount kit
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
6160 Rack Mount Shelf Kit w/PDU Line Cord 00NV426 AS1C 1

A SAS cable is required to attach an LTO Ultrium SAS Tape Drive to a SAS host adapter.

The following table lists the supported cable options for the TS2290.

Table 4. SAS cables for LTO9
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
SAS connectivity cables: Mini-SAS HD (HBA SFF-8644 host) to Mini-SAS HD (HBA SFF-8644 tape drive)
3 m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS HD 1x Cable
(from HBA with SFF-8644 to tape drive (LTO-9) with SFF-8644)
02JH830 BLW3 1
1.5 m Mini-SAS HD/Mini-SAS HD 1x Cable
(from HBA with SFF-8644 to tape drive (LTO-9) with SFF-8644)
02JH831 BLW4 1

The following table lists the supported cable options for the TS2280 and earlier drives.

Table 5. SAS cables for LTO8 and LTO7
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
SAS connectivity cables: SAS (SFF-8470 host) to Mini-SAS (SFF-8088 tape)
2 m SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8470 to target SFF-8088) 00NA007 5402 1*
SAS connectivity cables: Mini-SAS (SFF-8088 host) to Mini-SAS (SFF-8088 tape)
2 m Mini-SAS/Mini-SAS 1x Cable (host SFF-8088 to target SFF-8088) 00NA009 AS0Z 1
SAS connectivity cables: Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644 host) to Mini-SAS (SFF-8088 tape)
HD-SAS Cable to Mini-SAS (4 m) 00NV419 AS10 1
Y SAS HD to Mini-SAS Cable (3 m) 00NV420 AS12 1**

* Not supported with the TS2270 LTO 7 tape drive.
** The Y SAS HD cable is used to connect up to two SAS tape drives to a single Mini-SAS HD x4 port on a supported SAS HBA.

Tape media

LTO Ultrium Tape Drives support the following backward compatibility for the previous generations of tape media:

  • LTO 9 Tape Drives can read and write LTO 9 and LTO 8 data cartridges.
  • LTO 8 Tape Drives can read and write LTO 8 and LTO 7 data cartridges.
  • LTO 7 Tape Drives can read and write LTO 7 and LTO 6 data cartridges, and can read LTO 5 data cartridges.
  • LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 data cartridges, and can read Ultrium 4 data cartridges.
  • LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 data cartridges, and can read Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

A 5-Pack of the Ultrium 7, 8 or 9 Data Cartridges includes five unattached loose labels.

The following table lists tape media options that can be ordered for the tape drives.

Table 6. Tape media
Description Part number Feature code Supported tape drive models
Cleaning cartridge
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge (universal) 00NA017 AS1E All drives
Data cartridges
Ultrium 9 Data Cartridge 1-Pack 02JH834 BLW2 TS2290
Ultrium 9 Data Cartridge 5-Pack 02JH833 BLW1 TS2290
Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge 1-Pack 01KP956 B1EX TS2290, TS2280
Ultrium 8 Data Cartridges 5-Pack 01KP955 B1EW TS2290, TS2280
Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge 1-Pack 01KP957 B1EY TS2280, TS2270
Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges 5-Pack 00WF771 ATNZ TS2280, TS2270
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge 1-Pack 01KP958 B1EZ TS2270, TS2260
Ultrium 6 Data Cartridges 5-Pack 00NA025 AS24 TS2270, TS2260
Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges 5-Pack 00NA023 AS23 TS2270 (read-only), TS2260, TS2250

Power cables

If the tape drive is ordered with the rack mount kit, it includes one 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable. A line cord also can be ordered, if needed.

If the tape drive is ordered without a rack-mount kit, it does not include a power cable. A line cord or a rack power cable must be ordered with the tape drive.

The part numbers and feature codes to order the power cables (one power cable per tape drive) are listed in the following table.

Table 7. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Line cords
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord 00NA027 AS29
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord 00NA029 AS2A
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord 00NA031 AS2B
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord 00NA033 AS2C
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord 00NA035 AS2D
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line Cord 00NA037 AS2E
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line Cord 00NA039 AS2F
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord 00NA041 AS2G
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord 00NA043 AS2H
2.8m, 10A/208V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord 00NA045 AS2J
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord 00NA047 AS2K
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord 00NA049 AS2L
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord 00NA051 AS2M
2.8m, 10A/110V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord 00NA053 AS2N
2.8m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord 00NA055 AS2P
2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord 00NA057 AS2Q
2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord 00NA059 AS2R
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to NBR 6147 (Brazil) Line Cord 00NA061 AS2T
Rack power cord
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00NA063 AS2U

Physical specifications

The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 58 mm (2.3 in.)
  • Width: 213 mm (8.4 in.)
  • Depth: 332 mm (13.1 in.)
  • Weight: 4.3 kg (9.4 lb.)

Operating environment

The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: 10 °C - 38 °C (50 °F - 100 °F)
    • Non-operating: -40 °C - 60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: 20% - 80%
    • Non-operating: 10% - 90%
  • Electrical power:
    • 100 V AC - 240 V AC; 0.48 A - 0.2 A
    • Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • Power consumption: 48 watts

Warranty and service upgrades

The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives (machine type 6160) have a three-year CRU and onsite limited warranty.

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select markets)
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select markets)
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of your data center using state-of-the-art tools, systems, and practices by a team of highly skilled and experienced Lenovo services professionals.

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing customers with software support on Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware applications and systems. Around the clock availability for critical problems plus unlimited calls and incidents helps customers address challenges fast, without incremental costs. Support staff can answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your systems and business are always running at their best. Health Check supports Lenovo-branded server, storage, and networking devices, as well as select Lenovo-supported products from other vendors that are sold by Lenovo or a Lenovo-Authorized Reseller.

Examples of region-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spare parts.

Lenovo Service offerings are region-specific. Not all preconfigured support and upgrade options are available in every region. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, refer to the following resources:

For service definitions, region-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents:

Regulatory compliance

The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives conform to the following regulations:

  • FCC: Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, Class A
  • European Union Council Directive 2004/108/EC
  • EN 55022, Class A
  • Australia and New Zealand Class A Statement
  • Japan VCCI Class A statement
  • People's Republic of China Class A Electronic Emission statement
  • Taiwan Class A compliance statement
  • Korea KCC Class A statement
  • Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A Statement

Interoperability

Lenovo provides end-to-end storage compatibility testing to deliver interoperability throughout the network. The LTO Ultrium Tape Drives support attachment to Lenovo servers by using SAS storage connectivity.

Note: End-to-end storage configuration support (including adapters and operating systems) must be verified through the System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)

Operating systems

For the list of supported operating systems, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)

Note: The LTO tape drives are supported when attached and run from the host operating system, however, in virtualization environments (for example, Hyper-V, KVM, Xen), the tape drives are not supported in the guest operating systems.

ISV backup software compatibility

The Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) indicate support for the LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for the following ISV backup software:

  • Acronis Backup Advanced
  • Arcserve Backup
  • ASG Time Navigator
  • CommVault Simpana
  • Dell/EMC NetWorker
  • Echoleaf Systems Virtual Drive
  • Gemalto SafeNet
  • HPE/Micro Focus Data Protector
  • IBM High Performance Storage System
  • IBM RMS
  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • IBM Spectrum Archive Drive Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Archive Library Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Protect
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
  • NetApp Data Storage
  • Oracle DIVA
  • Oracle OSB
  • Oracle SAM-QFS-HSM
  • Point Archival Gateway
  • Quest NetVault
  • Qstar
  • Veritas Backup Exec
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • Veeam Backup and Retention
  • Versity Storage Manager

For more information, see the ISV matrix for IBM LTO that is available at this website:
http://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/ORLZ7EMG

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We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region-specific offers, please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

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