IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 Tape Drive
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IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 12TB/30TB Ultrium HH SAS Internal Tape Refurbished

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01PE559 LTO-8 12 Terabytes (TB) / 30 Terabytes (TB) Ultrium HH Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Internal Tape Drive | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Data Transfer Rates and Backup Speeds

The IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 Ultrium HH SAS Internal Tape Drive is a high-capacity backup storage device that offers reliable and secure data protection. It uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is an industry-standard for data backup and archiving.

The IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 tape drive has a native storage capacity of 12 terabytes (TB) and a compressed capacity of up to 30 TB, assuming a compression ratio of 2.5:1. The data transfer rate of the drive varies depending on the mode of operation.

In the native mode, the IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 tape drive has a maximum data transfer rate of 360 megabytes per second (MB/s). In compressed mode, the maximum transfer rate can be up to 900 MB/s.

It's worth noting that the actual transfer speed can be affected by several factors, including the performance of the host system, the capacity and speed of the media, and the type of data being transferred.

In terms of backup speeds, the IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 tape drive can create a full backup of 12 TB of uncompressed data in approximately 8 hours, assuming a data transfer rate of 360 MB/s. If the data is compressed, the backup time can be reduced to approximately 3.2 hours, assuming a compression ratio of 2.5:1 and a data transfer rate of 900 MB/s.

Encryption and Security Features

The IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 12TB/30TB Ultrium HH SAS Internal Tape Drive offers several encryption and security features to ensure that data stored on the tape is protected from unauthorized access or tampering. These features include:

  • AES-256 Encryption: The tape drive supports AES-256 encryption, which is a widely recognized and highly secure encryption standard. This encryption ensures that data on the tape is protected even if the tape is lost or stolen.
  • WORM (Write Once Read Many) Support: The tape drive also supports WORM functionality, which prevents data from being overwritten or erased once it has been written to the tape. This feature is useful for organizations that need to store data for regulatory compliance or other legal reasons.
  • TapeAlert: The tape drive comes equipped with TapeAlert, which is a monitoring system that alerts users to potential problems with the tape, such as errors or damage. This allows users to address issues before they become serious and potentially compromise data security.
  • Secure Boot: The tape drive has a secure boot feature, which ensures that the tape drive only runs authorized firmware. This prevents attackers from installing malicious firmware that could compromise the security of the data stored on the tape.
  • Encryption Key Management: The tape drive offers several options for managing encryption keys, including the ability to store keys on a separate server or device. This ensures that even if the tape drive is compromised, the encryption keys remain secure.

Installation and Configuration

The IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 tape drive is a high-capacity and high-performance tape storage solution designed for enterprise-level data backup and archiving. The tape drive is capable of storing up to 12TB of compressed data or 30TB of uncompressed data on a single cartridge.

To install and configure the IBM 01PE559 LTO-8 tape drive, you will need to follow these general steps:

  • Check compatibility: Verify that the tape drive is compatible with your system and operating system. Check the IBM website or user manual for compatibility details.
  • Connect the SAS cable: Connect the SAS cable to the tape drive and the SAS interface on your server or storage device.
  • Install the drivers: Install the drivers and any necessary software for the tape drive. This can typically be done using the provided installation media or by downloading the software from the IBM website.
  • Configure the tape drive: Use the provided software to configure the tape drive settings, such as block size, compression, and encryption.
  • Test the tape drive: Verify that the tape drive is working properly by performing a test backup or restore.

It is important to note that these steps may vary depending on your specific system and software setup. It is recommended to consult the IBM user manual or technical support for detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips.

General Information about this IBM 01PE559

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Part Number or SKU# 01PE559
  • Tape Type: LTO-8
  • Device Type: Tape Drive

Technical Information of IBM 30TB Tape Drive

  • Compressed Drive Capacity: 30TB
  • Native Drive Capacity: 12TB
  • Enclosure Type: Internal
  • Form Factor: Half-Height
  • Interface Type: SAS-2
  • Buffer Size: 1024 MB
  • Weight: 7.05 Lb
  • LTO Ultrium 7 (Read/Write)
  • LTO Ultrium 8 (Read/Write)
  • Native Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBPS

Expansion / Connectivity for this LTO-8 Tape Drive

  • Interfaces: 1 X SAS 6GBPS 29 Pin Internal SAS (SFF-8482)
  • Compatible Bay: 1 X Front Accessible 5.25 X 1/2h

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Tape Storage

Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.

What is Tape Storage?

A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.

Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide

There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.

Transfer rate

You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.


Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.


A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.

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