IBM TS1150 Tape Drive 3592-E08

The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention—and for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. Plus, an upgrade model is available for existing IBM TS1140 tape drives. What’s more, TS1150 supports the LTFS format in IBM Spectrum Archive for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.

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Up to 10 TB native capacity on an IBM 3592 JD/JZ cartridge

Leverage high capacity to help reduce the need for additional tape drives and cartridges. Use fewer drives to reduce complexity of your tape infrastructure.

Media partitioning

Improve data management and leverage faster data access with media partitioning. You can also update tape partitions independently.

IBM Spectrum Archive with LTFS technology

Reduce cost of long-term data retention by accessing tape storage without the need for proprietary applications. You also gain fast access to archived data with drag-and-drop simplicity.

Virtual backhitch and high-resolution directory

Improve access to data and reduce wear and tear on media with virtual backhitch and high-resolution directory.

Support for most open-systems servers

Leverage support for most open-systems servers including IBM Power Systems and for IBM Z® via IBM TS7700 virtual tape server. Help simplify the storage environment with support most open-systems servers and enable flexibility for growth and change in your data center.

3592 media options

Utilize multiple media options including short and long lengths, re-writable and WORM formats and media partitioning, all with flexible ordering options.

Additional information


5.7 kg





Recording technique

Linear serpentine 32-channel concurrent recording

Native capacity (uncompressed)

10 TB (using JD/JZ media), 7 TB (using JC/JY media) or 2 TB (using JL media)

Burst Transfer Rate

800 MB/s


Temperature with media 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F) Relative humidity 20% – 80% non-condensing (limited by media) Wet bulb maximum 26°C (78.8°F) Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower) 46 Watts


SUSE Linux Red Hat Microsoft Windows


95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in. H x 7.8 in. W x 18.4 in. D)


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