IBM 46C2006 1.50TB/3TB Tape Drive Tape Storage LTO - 5 Internal
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46C2006 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive.. Refurbished

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46C2006 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive. Refurbished.
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Tape Drive Performance Tuning and Optimization

Tape drives are commonly used for backup and archival purposes. The performance of tape drives can be improved by tuning and optimizing certain parameters. In this case, we will discuss the 46C2006 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive.

Here are some tips for tape drive performance tuning and optimization:

  • Block Size: Increasing the block size can improve tape drive performance, but it should not exceed the maximum block size supported by the tape drive. In the case of the 46C2006 IBM tape drive, the maximum block size is 256KB.
  • Compression: The 46C2006 IBM tape drive supports hardware-based data compression, which can significantly improve performance by reducing the amount of data that needs to be written to the tape. Make sure to enable compression if it is not already enabled.
  • Buffering: The tape drive's buffer size can be adjusted to improve performance. The default buffer size for the 46C2006 IBM tape drive is 64MB, but it can be increased up to 256MB.
  • Data Transfer Rate: The 46C2006 IBM tape drive has a maximum data transfer rate of 140MB/s (native). Make sure that the data transfer rate matches the maximum speed of the tape drive to ensure optimal performance.
  • Fragmentation: Fragmentation of the file system can negatively impact tape drive performance. Ensure that the file system is defragmented regularly to maintain optimal performance.
  • Storage Capacity: The 46C2006 IBM tape drive has a storage capacity of 1.5TB (native) or 3.0TB (compressed). Ensure that the amount of data being written to the tape does not exceed the maximum storage capacity of the tape drive.
  • Firmware Updates: Regularly check for firmware updates and install them if available. Firmware updates can improve performance and address any known issues.

Data Encryption and WORM Support

The 46C2006 IBM 1.50TB/3TB LTO-5 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive is a tape storage device designed for high-capacity data backup and archiving. It supports the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is a tape-based storage technology widely used in enterprise environments.

One of the key features of the 46C2006 IBM tape drive is data encryption, which allows users to secure their data by encrypting it before writing it to the tape. This feature ensures that data remains confidential and protected from unauthorized access, even if the tape falls into the wrong hands.

In addition, the 46C2006 IBM tape drive also supports the Write Once Read Many (WORM) technology, which is a mechanism for preventing data from being overwritten or deleted. WORM is often used in compliance-related applications where data retention requirements are strict and data tampering must be prevented.

The 46C2006 IBM tape drive is compatible with SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is a high-speed data transfer protocol that enables fast data transfer rates. The drive has a storage capacity of 1.5TB for uncompressed data and 3TB for compressed data, and it supports data transfer rates of up to 140MB/s (uncompressed) and up to 280MB/s (compressed).

Capacity and Transfer Rate

The IBM 46C2006 LTO-5 tape drive has a native capacity of 1.5 terabytes and a compressed capacity of up to 3.0 terabytes (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio). The transfer rate for this drive is up to 140 MB/s native and up to 280 MB/s compressed.

It is important to note that the actual capacity and transfer rate of a tape drive may vary depending on factors such as the type of data being stored, the level of compression achieved, the condition of the tape media, and the performance of the host computer and storage system. Therefore, it is recommended to refer to the specifications and performance benchmarks provided by the manufacturer for more detailed and accurate information.


  • Tape Type : LTO-5
  • Native Drive Capacity : 1.50TB
  • Interface Type : SAS
  • Enclosure Type : Internal


  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 3TB
  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 140 MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 280 MBPS
  • Form Factor : 1/2H
  • Buffer : 256 MB
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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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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