Performance and Reliability
The 39U3428 IBM LTO-6 HH SAS internal tape drive is a high-capacity storage solution that is designed for backup, archive, and disaster recovery applications. It offers a maximum native storage capacity of 2.5TB and a maximum compressed capacity of 6.25TB. Here's a breakdown of its performance and reliability:
- Data transfer rates: The 39U3428 IBM LTO-6 HH SAS tape drive has a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MB/s and a compressed data transfer rate of up to 400 MB/s. This makes it faster than the previous generation LTO-5 drives, which had a native transfer rate of up to 140 MB/s.
- Compatibility: The drive is backward compatible with LTO-5 tapes, which means you can read and write LTO-5 tapes using this drive. It also supports LTFS (Linear Tape File System), which makes it easier to manage and access files stored on the tape.
- Durability: The LTO-6 tape cartridge is designed to withstand up to 2,000,000 passes and has a shelf life of up to 30 years. This means that your data will be safe for a long time.
- Error correction: The LTO-6 tape drive uses a 2-level error correction system, which helps to minimize the risk of data loss due to media errors.
- Encryption: The drive supports AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, which provides added security to your data. This ensures that even if someone gains unauthorized access to the tape, they won't be able to read the data on it.
- Warranty: The 39U3428 IBM LTO-6 HH SAS tape drive comes with a standard 3-year warranty, which means that you can trust it to work reliably for a long time.
Data Encryption and Security Features
The 39U3428 IBM 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive is a high-capacity tape drive that is designed to provide reliable and secure data storage for enterprise-level applications. Here are some of its data encryption and security features:
- AES 256-bit encryption: The LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption. This encryption standard is widely used in the industry and is considered to be one of the strongest encryption methods available. It helps to protect data from unauthorized access or theft during transmission and storage.
- WORM (Write Once Read Many) support: The tape drive supports Write Once Read Many (WORM) functionality. This feature allows users to write data to the tape once, and then prevent any further changes to the data. It provides a tamper-proof archive of data, making it ideal for legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
- Secure boot: The tape drive has a secure boot feature that ensures that only authorized firmware is loaded onto the drive during the boot process. This helps to prevent any malicious code from being loaded onto the drive.
- Media partitioning: The tape drive supports media partitioning, which allows users to create up to four partitions on a single tape. This feature provides a way to store multiple sets of data on a single tape while ensuring that each partition is protected from access by unauthorized users.
- Library Managed Encryption: The tape drive supports Library Managed Encryption (LME), which allows encryption keys to be managed by a tape library instead of the tape drive. This feature provides an additional layer of security, making it easier to manage encryption keys across multiple drives and tapes.
Tape Cartridge and Capacity Information
The IBM 39U3428 is a LTO-6 HH SAS (Half Height Serial Attached SCSI) internal tape drive designed for use in enterprise-level backup and archiving systems. The LTO-6 standard is the sixth generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is a popular format for high-capacity magnetic tape storage.
The 39U3428 tape drive has a native capacity of 2.5 terabytes (TB) and a compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB, assuming a 2.5:1 compression ratio. This means that the drive can store up to 2.5 TB of uncompressed data on a single LTO-6 cartridge, or up to 6.25 TB of compressed data using hardware compression.
The LTO-6 cartridge used with this tape drive has a maximum uncompressed capacity of 2.5 TB and a maximum compressed capacity of 6.25 TB, assuming a 2.5:1 compression ratio. The tape itself has a length of 846 meters and a width of 12.65 mm.
In addition to its high capacity, the LTO-6 standard also includes features like encryption and partitioning, which can help improve security and simplify data management. The SAS interface used by the 39U3428 tape drive allows for high-speed data transfer rates of up to 160 MB/s (native) or 400 MB/s (compressed).
- Tape Type : LTO -6
- Enclosure Type : Internal
- Native Drive Capacity : 2.50TB
- Interface Type : SAS
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 6.25TB
- Native Data Transfer Rate : 160 MBPS
- Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 400 MBPS
- Form Factor : Half-Height
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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