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The IBM 6160 are TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S (SEO 6160S6E) and IBM TS2360 Tape Drive Model S63 (SEO 6160S6X) external, stand-alone or rack mountable units that are designed to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange systems environment.
The IBM 6160 TS2260 Model H6S (SEO 6160S6E) incorporates the IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 6 Half-High SAS Tape Drive. The TS2260 is designed to support the LTO Generation 6 native data rate performance with up to 160 MB/sec compared to the IBM TS2250 LTO half-high tape drive (Ultrium 5) at up to 140 MB/sec native data transfer rate. The TS2260 tape drive supports the LTO Generation 6 media specifications for LTO tape drive technology. The TS2260 also supports the LTO Generation 6 media specification of a compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. The TS2260 can read and write to Ultrium 6 and Ultrium 5 cartridges, and is read compatible with Ultrium 4 cartridges. The Ultrium 6 tape drive is encryption capable and designed to support application-managed encryption.