Intended as an entry-level automated backup for rack systems and small-to-medium business environments, the IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader features a low, 1U profile, high density storage capacity and adherence to LTO specifications. 

Flexibility is provided via web-based remote management, a bar code reader, and a removable tape magazine. Use in a rack system, or on a desktop next to your office server.

Because of features designed to promote ease-of-use and secure data backup, you may reduce the requirements of IT staff, and help centralize data center backup. The IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader is available in these models: 3572S3R (3572 Model S3R), 3572S3E (3572 Model S3E), 3572S4R (3572 Model S4R), 3572S3E (3572 Model S3E). Details of specific IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader models are provided below.

General Specifications on the IBM System Storage TS2900 Tape Autoloader:
  • Number Tape Drives: 1
  • Tape Cartridge Capacity: 9
  • I/O Stations: 1

Physical Capacity:

  • LTO 3: Up to 3.6 TB (7.2 TB with 2:1 compression)
  • LTO 4: Up to 7.2 TB (14.4 TB with 2:1 compression)

Data Transfer Rate:

  • LTO3: Up to 60 MBps
  • LTO4: Up to 120 MBps

IBM 3572S3R The IBM 3572 Model S3R features HH LTO3.

IBM 3572S3E The IBM 3572 Model S3E features HH LTO3 with desktop kit.

IBM 3572S4R The IBM 3572 Model S4R features HH LTO4. 

IBM 3572S3E The 3572 Model S3E features HH LTO4 with desktop kit. 

For pricing on new or used IBM TS2900 tape autoloaders, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.