IBM TS2270 Tape Drive

IBM® TS2270 Tape Drive is designed to meet growing storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, and is an excellent storage solution for organizations requiring backup, save and restore, and low-cost, archival data storage. By incorporating the latest generation of industry-leading LTO technology, the TS2270 tape drive offers higher capacity and higher data transfer rates than the previous generation. The LTO Ultrium 7 technology supports media partitioning, IBM Spectrum Archive technology, and encryption of data and write-once-read-many media.

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LTO Ultrium generation 7 technology

The TS2270 tape drive incorporates the latest generation of industry-leading LTO technology which offers higher storage capacity and higher data transfer rates than previous generations to provide long-term tape infrastructure investment protection.

Higher capacity

Physical storage capacity up to 15 TB addresses the most demanding backup and archiving requirements. The higher capacity helps reduce the number of cartridge changes required for backup operations and reduces the physical storage requirements for backup and archive media. The half-height form factor offers lower cost implementation with the same high capacity and data transfer rate as full-height, making it ideal for rack environments where space is at a premium.

Media partitioning and IBM Spectrum Archive

Designed to support media partitioning, the TS2270 tape drive offers the ability to create two partitions on the LTO Ultrium 7 media. Partitioning enables IBM Spectrum Archive, which improves the ability to reference small sections of data on tape. It also helps with interchange of data between different platforms.

Native data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s

A transfer rate of up to 300 MBps with 6 Gbps SAS interface connectivity provides significantly improved data transfer performance to help address the demands of shrinking backup windows and to enable faster data read and write—reducing long waits for backup and restore procedures to keep your organization up and running.

Additional information


1.7 kg





Drive Type

LTO Ultrium 7



Cartridge Capacity

6 TB native; 15 TB with 2.5:1 compression

Drive Throughput

Up to 300 MBps native

Interface Connector

6 Gbps SAS interface

Tape Format

Read and write: LTO Ultrium 7 6 TB data cartridge 6 TB WORM cartridge LTO Ultrium 6 2.5 TB data cartridge 2.5 TB WORM cartridge Read only: LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB data cartridge 1.5 TB WORM cartridge Also available: LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge


148 mm x 42.7 mm x 210 mm (5.82 in. x 1.68 in. x 8.26 in.)


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