IBM 35P2589 1.5TB/3TB Tape Drive Tape Storage LTO - 5 Lib Expansion
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35P2589 IBM 1.5TB/3TB LTO-5 FC Loader Module Tape Drive Refurbished

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35P2589 IBM 1.5TB/3TB LTO-5 FC Loader Module Tape Drive | Refurbished
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Performance and Reliability

The 35P2589 IBM 1.5TB/3TB LTO-5 FC Loader Module Tape Drive is a high-capacity tape storage device designed for enterprise-level data backup and archival purposes. Here are some key points on its performance and reliability:


  • The LTO-5 tape drive has a native storage capacity of 1.5TB and a compressed storage capacity of up to 3TB. This means that you can store more data on a single tape than with previous generations of LTO technology, which helps to reduce the number of tapes needed for backup and archive operations.
  • The drive has a native data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/s, which can be increased to 280 MB/s with compression. This fast transfer rate helps to minimize backup and restore times, and can be especially useful for organizations that need to process large amounts of data quickly.
  • The FC (Fibre Channel) interface allows the drive to be connected to a storage area network (SAN), which can provide high-speed data access and enable data to be shared across multiple servers.


  • The LTO-5 tape drive uses a linear tape-open (LTO) format, which has been widely adopted by the industry and is known for its reliability and durability. LTO technology includes features such as error correction and data verification to help ensure the integrity of the data stored on the tape.
  • The drive also includes a range of diagnostic and monitoring tools to help identify and prevent potential issues, such as drive cleaning and head life tracking. This can help to extend the lifespan of the drive and minimize downtime.
  • IBM is a well-established brand in the enterprise storage market and has a reputation for producing high-quality, reliable products. The drive is also backed by IBM's warranty and support services, which can provide additional peace of mind for customers.

Data Transfer Rates

The 35P2589 IBM 1.5TB/3TB LTO-5 FC Loader Module Tape Drive is a type of magnetic tape storage device that is commonly used for backup and archiving purposes. It uses the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is a tape-based storage system that offers high capacity, fast transfer rates, and long-term data preservation.

The data transfer rate of the 35P2589 IBM LTO-5 FC tape drive depends on several factors, such as the tape speed, compression ratio, and data format. Here are some of the key specifications of this tape drive:

  • Native capacity: 1.5 terabytes
  • Compressed capacity: 3 terabytes (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
  • Native data transfer rate: up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s)
  • Compressed data transfer rate: up to 280 MB/s (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
  • Average access time: 50 seconds

It's worth noting that the actual data transfer rates may vary depending on the specific configuration of the tape drive and the system it is connected to. Factors such as the quality of the tape media, the performance of the host system, and the workload of the backup or archiving application can all affect the overall transfer speed.

In general, the 35P2589 IBM LTO-5 FC tape drive offers a high-capacity and fast transfer rate storage solution that can be used for long-term data retention and disaster recovery purposes. However, it's important to carefully consider the specific requirements and constraints of your data backup and archiving needs before selecting a storage solution.

Scalable and Reliable

The 35P2589 IBM 1.5TB/3TB LTO-5 FC Loader Module Tape Drive is a reliable and scalable data storage solution that offers high-capacity backup and archiving capabilities. Here are some key features that make it a reliable and scalable choice:

  • High Capacity: With a maximum storage capacity of 3TB (compressed), the LTO-5 tape drive can store large amounts of data in a single cartridge, making it an efficient backup and archiving solution.
  • Fast Data Transfer: The LTO-5 tape drive provides a fast data transfer rate of up to 280 MB/s (compressed). This means that it can quickly and efficiently transfer large amounts of data, which is particularly useful for organizations with large data volumes.
  • Scalability: The LTO-5 tape drive is a scalable solution that allows organizations to expand their storage capacity as their data storage needs grow. It supports WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality, making it suitable for compliance-related applications.
  • Reliability: The LTO-5 tape drive uses a Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is designed for high reliability and durability. The tape drive also includes advanced error-correction capabilities, which help to ensure that data is accurately stored and retrieved.
  • Loader Module: The LTO-5 tape drive includes a loader module, which automates the tape loading and unloading process, making it a convenient and efficient solution for backup and archiving.

General Information about this IBM 35P2589

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Model Number or SKU# 35P2589
  • Product Type : Tape Drive
  • Interface Type : Fibre Channel

Technical Features

  • Tape Type : LTO-5
  • Native Drive Capacity : 1.5TB
  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 3TB
  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 120 MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 240 Mbps
  • Interfaces Type : Fibre Channel(FC)
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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