IBM 3580-L43 800/1600GB Tape Drive Tape Storage LTO - 4 External
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3580-L43 IBM 800/1600GB LTO Ultrium-4 TS2340 FH SCSI LVD Refurbished

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3580-L43 IBM 800/1600GB LTO Ultrium-4 TS2340 FH SCSI LVD External Tape Drive | Refurbished
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Product overview

In today's world, data storage and backup have become a crucial aspect for businesses and organizations. They require a reliable and secure method to store and retrieve data. One of the most popular storage solutions for backup and archival purposes is the tape drive. The 3580-L43 IBM 800/1600GB LTO Ultrium-4 TS2340 FH SCSI LVD External Tape Drive is an advanced tape drive that offers high storage capacity, fast data transfer rates, and reliable data backup and restore capabilities. In this article, we will explain in detail what this tape drive is, its features, and how it works.

The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive is an external tape drive that uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology. LTO technology is a magnetic tape-based storage solution that was jointly developed by IBM, HP, and Quantum in the late 1990s. It is widely used for backup, archival, and offline storage purposes. The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive is part of the fourth generation of LTO technology and is commonly referred to as LTO-4.

Features of the 3580-L43 IBM tape drive

The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive comes with a range of features that make it a reliable and efficient backup solution. Some of its key features include:

  • Storage capacity: The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive has a storage capacity of up to 800GB in native mode and up to 1600GB in compressed mode. This high storage capacity makes it ideal for organizations that need to store large amounts of data.
  • Data transfer rate: The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive has a data transfer rate of up to 120MB/s in native mode and up to 240MB/s in compressed mode. This fast data transfer rate enables organizations to quickly back up and restore their data.
  • Compatibility: The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX. It is also compatible with a range of backup software applications, including IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec Backup Exec, and CA ARCserve Backup.
  • Encryption: The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive comes with built-in encryption capabilities that ensure the security of the data being backed up. It uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm to encrypt data and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Reliability: The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 250,000 hours. This high level of reliability ensures that organizations can rely on the tape drive to store and retrieve their data without the risk of data loss.

The 3580-L43 IBM tape drive works by using a magnetic tape to store data. The tape drive writes data to the tape using a read/write head that magnetizes the tape surface to represent the data. The tape is divided into tracks, and each track contains a series of bits that represent the data being stored. The tape drive reads data from the tape by using the read/write head to detect the magnetic fields on the tape surface and convert them back into digital data.

To use the 3580-L43 IBM tape drive, you need to connect it to a host computer using a SCSI cable. Once connected, you can use backup software to back up and restore data to and from the tape drive. The backup software communicates with the tape drive to manage the backup and restore processes.

General Information about this IBM 3580-L43

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Model Number or SKU# 3580-L43
  • Product Type : Tape Drive
  • Interface Type : SCSI

Technical Features SAS Tape Drive

  • Tape Type : LTO-4
  • Native Storage Capacity : 800GB
  • Enclosure Type : External
  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 120MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 240MBPS
  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 1600GB
  • Interfaces/Ports : SCSI
  • SCSI Signaling Type : Differential(LVD)
  • Buffer : 256MB
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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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.


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