IBM TS1155 Tape Drive 3952-55E

IBM® TS1155™ Tape Drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term data retention–and at a lower cost than disk-based solutions. TS1155 is designed to support JD and JZ media formats, but is equipped with an advanced read/write subsystem that enables the use (or re-use) of JD media at a 50 percent higher capacity than previous-generation drives. TS1155 also offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption.

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Leverage write-once-read-many cartridges

TS1155 Tape Drive allows you to take advantage of write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridges for long-term data retention.

Have quick access to your data

TS1155 Tape Drive leverages IBM Spectrum Archive™ software featuring IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology for fast access to data.

Take advantage of proven tape drive

IBM TS1155 tape drive delivers high-performance, high-capacity storage with a proven, cost effective tape drive.

Put encryption to work for your critical data

TS1155 is designed to protect, retain and secure your critical data with encryption.

Additional information


3.97 kg



Native capacity (uncompressed)

15 TB or 10 TB (using JD/JZ media), 7 TB or 4 TB (using JC/JY media), 3 TB or 2 TB (using JL media), 900 GB or 500 GB (using JK media) depending on media format

Burst Transfer Rate

800 MB/s


Temperature with media 16°C – 32°C (60.8°F – 89.6°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) 3592-55F: 46 Watts 3592-55E: 66.5 Watts


Microsoft Windows


86 mm H x 156 mm W x 374 mm D (3.4 in. H x 6.1 in. W x 14.7 in. D)


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