The IBM 23R3214 is a high-performance, internal tape drive that uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium-2 technology. It has a capacity of 200/400GB (native/compressed) and uses the SCSI/LVD interface. This drive is designed for use in high-demand, data-intensive environments such as data centers and large-scale backup and archiving operations. It features a compact, half-height form factor and is suitable for use in both rack-mounted and standalone systems. The IBM 23R3214 offers fast data transfer rates, high-reliability, and long-term data preservation, making it a suitable choice for organizations looking to secure their data for long-term storage.
Performance and Capacity
The IBM 23R3214 LTO Ultrium-2 tape drive offers fast data transfer rates, with a native data transfer rate of up to 24MB/s and a compressed data transfer rate of up to 48MB/s. It has a capacity of 200GB (native) and 400GB (compressed) per cartridge, allowing for large amounts of data to be stored on a single tape.
The drive also has a low media-to-drive interchange rate, ensuring that data can be stored for long periods of time without degradation. Additionally, the drive is built to withstand the rigors of heavy use, with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of over 300,000 hours. The IBM 23R3214 LTO Ultrium-2 tape drive is ideal for high-volume data backup and archival storage and can be used for multiple generations of data storage.
Durability and Reliability
The IBM 23R3214 LTO Ultrium-2 tape drive is designed to be highly durable and reliable. It features a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of over 300,000 hours, which means that the drive is built to withstand the rigors of heavy use and can be relied upon to store data for long periods of time.
The drive also has a low media-to-drive interchange rate, which helps to ensure that data can be stored for long periods of time without degradation. Additionally, the drive is built with a robust mechanical design that minimizes wear and tear, allowing it to perform consistently over time. The drive also has a built-in self-diagnostics feature that can detect and report any errors or malfunctions, allowing for quick and easy troubleshooting.
The IBM 23R3214 LTO Ultrium-2 tape drive also uses advanced data encryption and compression technology to ensure that data is stored securely and efficiently. This provides an extra layer of security for data and ensures that it can be restored quickly and easily in case of a disaster.
- Tape Type: LTO-2
- Native Drive Capacity: 200GB
- Interface Type: SCSI
- Enclosure Type: Internal
- Compressed Drive Capacity: 400GB
- SCSI Signaling Type: Differential (LVD)
- Form Factor: 5.25 X 1/2h
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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