IBM 46C1748 1.50TB/3TB Tape Drive
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46C1748 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS External Tape Drive Refurbished

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46C1748 1.50TB Linear Tape-Open (LTO) -5 140 MBPS Half Height (HH) 3TB Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 280 MBPS External Tape Drive | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Storage Capacity

The 46C1748 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS External Tape Drive is a storage device that uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology. The "HH" in the model number stands for "Half Height," indicating that the drive is smaller in size compared to other tape drives.

The storage capacity of this tape drive is 1.50TB (terabytes) when using uncompressed data and 3TB when using compressed data. This means that the tape drive can store up to 1.5 terabytes of data in its native, uncompressed format, or up to 3 terabytes of data after it has been compressed using data compression algorithms.

The tape drive also uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is a high-speed data transfer interface used for connecting external storage devices to a computer or server. This allows for fast and reliable data transfer to and from the tape drive.

Durability and Reliability

The 46C1748 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS External Tape Drive is a high-performance tape drive that is designed for durability and reliability. The drive uses LTO-5 technology, which provides a capacity of 1.50TB (native) and 3TB (compressed) per cartridge. This allows for large amounts of data to be stored and easily accessed.

The drive is designed with a SAS interface, which provides high-speed data transfer and is compatible with a wide range of servers and storage systems. The drive also has a half-height form factor, which makes it easy to integrate into existing systems.

The drive's durability and reliability are ensured through its use of advanced error correction and data compression algorithms. These algorithms ensure that data is stored accurately and can be easily recovered in case of a failure. Additionally, the drive's mechanical design is built to withstand the rigors of regular use, making it a reliable choice for long-term data storage.

In conclusion, the 46C1748 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS External Tape Drive is a high-performance, durable, and reliable tape drive that is ideal for storing and accessing large amounts of data.

Compatibility with IBM tape libraries

The 46C1748 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS External Tape Drive is compatible with a variety of IBM tape libraries. This includes the IBM TS3200, TS3310, TS3500, and TS4500 tape libraries. It also works with the IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Library and the IBM LTO Ultrium Enterprise Tape Library. The drive uses SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface for connectivity and can work with SAS or Fibre Channel host interface. Additionally, it is compatible with various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX. This makes it a versatile option for organizations that use IBM tape libraries for data storage and backup.

Main Information about this IBM 46C1748

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Part Number or SKU # 46C1748
  • Product Type: External Tape Drive
  • Interface Type: SAS

Technical Information of SAS Tape Drive

  • Tape Type : LTO-5
  • Native Drive Capacity : 1.50TB
  • Interface Type : SAS
  • Enclosure Type : External
  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 3TB

Performance of LTO-5 Tape Drive

  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 140 MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 280 MBPS
  • Form Factor : 1/2H
  • Buffer : 256 MB


  • Compatible With Laptop, Mac, PC
Product Condition:
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