The IBM TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model features double the storage capacity of existing HH LTO2 drives in the market and adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open LTO standards. This entry-level Ultrium tape solution is intended for midrange and network tape storage environments.

The IBM TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model features two models, the IBM 3580 Model S3E and the IBM 3540 Model L3E. The TS2230 tape drive features the IBM half-high Ultrium 3 Tape Drive. It is compatible with major operating systems and ISV applications.

IBM 3580S3E The IBM 3580 Model S3E is an SAS version
IBM 3580L3E The IBM 3580 Model L3E is an LVD SCSI version

General Features of the IBM TS2230:
  • Rack-mount option: 96P1565
  • Tape Drive Type: IBM LTO Ultrium 3 Half-High
  • Capacity per cartridge: Up to 800 GB compressed; 400 GB native
  • Sustained data transfer rate: Up to 60 MBps native
  • Media type: IBM Ultrium 3
  • Data Cartridge: IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge (P/N 24R1922)

For pricing on new or used IBM tape drive express models, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.