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IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S (SEO 6160S5E) and IBM TS2240 Tape Drive Model H4V (SEO 6160S4V) external stand-alone or rack mountable units are designed to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange systems environment.
TS2250 Model H5S incorporates the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Half-High SAS Tape Drive. The TS2250 is designed to support the LTO Generation 5 native data rate performance with up to 140 MBps compared to the IBM TS2240 LTO half-high tape drive (Ultrium 4) at up to 120 MBps native data transfer rate. The TS2250 tape drive supports the LTO Generation 5 media specifications with a compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2 to 1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 4 compressed capacity of up to 1600 GB with 2 to 1 compression (up to 800 GB native capacity) per tape cartridge. The TS2250 can read and write to Ultrium 5 and Ultrium 4 cartridges, and is read compatible with Ultrium 3 cartridges. The Ultrium 5 tape drive is encryption capable and designed to support application-managed encryption.