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TS1140 Technology Tape Drives: Fortune 500 and enterprise-class organizations face large scale data management challenges: effectively and efficiently managing aggressive electronic data growth while securely protecting data. To overcome these challenges, Spectra offers you an effective and efficient solution to address critical data growth—TS1140 Technology tape drives. TS1140 Technology tape drives are available on our enterprise-class tape library, the Spectra T-Finity.
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TS1140 Technology tape drives have several advantages:

High Capacity. With 4.0 TB native (10 TB compressed @ 2.5:1) you can consolidate your critical storage, simplify media management, and confidently protect your data.

150% the Performance of Mid-range Tape. Experience shorter backup windows and improved data access with the fastest tape drive on the market, delivering native data transfer rates of 250 MB/s and compressed data transfer rates of up to 650 MB/s.

Enterprise Class Reliability. 237,000 hour MTBF to meet demanding uptime requirements and ensure data is available when it's needed.

Superior Roadmap. Significant capacity gains with every generation and investment protection with backward compatibility.

TS1140 Drive Technology Features


  • Speed Matching
    13 read / write speed levels allow the drive to stream data transfer to the tape from slower hosts. Coupled with the larger buffer, improved speed matching enables better throughput and reliability in environments where host data rates are less than optimal.
  • Read Ahead
    Buffer size capable of reading ahead and caching up to 1,000 MB of compressed data delivers better performance in short-hop file locate operations.
  • High Resolution Tape Directory and Virtual Backhitch
    Improves performance for small file reads/writes while also reducing wear and tear on tape media.
TS1140 drive technology specifications

Capacity: 4.0 TB native (10 TB compressed 2.5:1)
Data Transfer Rates: Up to 250 MB/s native (up to 650 MB/s compressed)
Data Rate Matching: Speed Matching, 76-251 MB/s
Data Compression: Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) LZ-1 Implementation
Data Cartridges: IBM JC (3592 Tape Cartridge Extended Data, rewritable)
Cleaning Cartridge: 3592 Cleaning Cartridge
Backwards Compatibility: Read / Write IBM JB (TS1130 Technology) reformatted.
Interface: 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
Encryption: AES 256-GCM (256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 237,000 hours
Mean Swaps Between Failures: 300,000 tape load/unload cycles
Temperature with Media: 16° to 32°C (60° to 90°F)
Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
Web Bulb Maximum: 26°C (78.8°F)
Power Consumption: 51 watts




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