The IBM 01PL549 is a 12/30TB LTO-8 Ultrium Half-Height (HH) SAS internal tape drive. It is designed for use in mid-sized to large data centers and enterprise environments that require high-capacity, long-term storage solutions. The drive uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which provides high data transfer rates and large storage capacities. It is also fully compatible with LTO-7 and LTO-8 media, allowing for seamless backward and forward compatibility with previous generations of LTO tape drives.
In terms of capacity, the drive offers a native storage capacity of 12TB and a compressed storage capacity of 30TB. This allows for large amounts of data to be stored on a single tape cartridge, reducing the need for multiple tapes and increasing storage density. The drive also features a SAS interface, which provides fast data transfer rates and high reliability.
The drive also supports data encryption for added security and is built for durability and reliability. It is also built to comply with industry standards for power consumption and environmental requirements. The drive is compatible with many servers, storage systems and backup software, and is supported by IBM's extensive warranty and support services.
Capacity and Performance
The IBM 01PL549 LTO-8 Ultrium HH SAS internal tape drive has a native capacity of 12TB and a compressed capacity of 30TB. This allows for large amounts of data to be stored on a single tape cartridge, reducing the need for multiple tapes and increasing storage density.
In terms of performance, the drive has a native data transfer rate of up to 360MB/s and a compressed data transfer rate of up to 990MB/s. This allows for fast backups and data recovery, reducing downtime and improving overall efficiency. The drive also uses LTO-8 technology, which provides high data transfer rates and large storage capacities. The drive is also fully compatible with LTO-7 and LTO-8 media, allowing for seamless backward and forward compatibility with previous generations of LTO tape drives.
Additionally, The drive supports hardware data compression which can improve the tape drive's performance by compressing the data before it is written to the tape, which can increase the amount of data that can be stored on a single tape cartridge and also decrease the amount of time required to write the data to the tape.
In conclusion the IBM 01PL549 LTO-8 Ultrium HH SAS internal tape drive is a high-performance, high-capacity solution for long-term data storage and archiving, that can be used in mid-sized to large data centers and enterprise environments.
Reliability and Durability
The IBM 01PL549 LTO-8 Ultrium HH SAS internal tape drive is designed with reliability and durability in mind. It uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is known for its high level of reliability and durability. The drive is built to withstand the rigors of frequent use and to maintain a high level of performance over time.
The LTO-8 Ultrium tape technology has a mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of up to 2 million hours, which is a measure of how long the drive can operate before failure. This is significantly higher than other types of storage media, such as hard disk drives.
The drive also uses advanced error correction and data integrity checking to ensure that data is accurately and reliably written to the tape. This includes Reed-Solomon error correction, which can detect and correct errors in the data, and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), which can detect errors in the data transfer process.
In addition, the drive uses advanced head cleaning technology that can automatically clean the heads when needed, which helps to maintain the drive's performance over time.
Finally, the drive is designed to comply with industry standards for power consumption and environmental requirements, which will help to prolong the life of the drive and ensure its continued operation in a wide range of conditions.
General Information about this IBM 01PL549
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Part Number or SKU# 01PL549
- Product Type: Tape Drive
- Sub Type: Tape Storage
Technical Information of LTO-8 Tape Drive
- Tape Type: LTO-8
- Native Drive Capacity: 12TB
- Enclosure Type: Internal
- Compressed Drive Capacity: 30TB
- Native Data Transfer Rate: 300MBPS
- Interface Type: SAS-2
- Form Factor: Half-Height
- Buffer Size: 1024 MB
Supported Tape Cartridges for SAS Tape Drive
- Lto Ultrium 7 (read/write)
- Lto Ultrium 8 (read/write)
About Refurbished Products
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.
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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