Overview - IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive (3580-L23)



Overview
The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 model L23 is designed to offer high capacity, performance, and technology designed for the midrange open systems environment. It incorporates the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM TotalStorage Ultrium 2 Tape Drive, which more than doubles tape drive performance over the generation 1 LTO Ultrium Tape Drive (Ultrium 1) and provides up to 35MB/sec native data transfer rate (70MB/sec with 2:1 compression). In addition, with the use of the new IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200GB Data Cartridge, the Ultrium 2 Tape Drive doubles the tape cartridge capacity up to 200GB native capacity (400GB with 2:1 compression). IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges at original Ultrium 1 capacities and with improved performance, up to 20MB/sec native data transfer rate (40MB/sec with 2:1 compression). The 3580 Model L23 comes with a SCSI Ultra160 LVD attachment for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers. Other Ultrium 2 Tape Drive enhancements include:

  • Digital speed matching - to adjust the drive data rate with the host, which can help reduce backhitching and improve throughput performance
  • Power management - designed to help reduce power consumption
  • Channel calibration - to help customize each read/write data channel for optimum performance
  • Separate writing of multiple filemarks - designed to help improve performance when writing multiple files
  • Larger internal buffer - double the internal buffer size of the Ultrium 1, to 64MB
  • Faster drive speeds - designed to promote faster data access time, reduced rewind time, reduced cartridge load time, and faster cartridge fill time

The Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 Model L23 is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 model L23 is designed to provide an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-inch, 4mm, or 8mm tape drives.

At a glance
The IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 model L23 combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. Features include:

  • Designed to provide up to more than double the data transfer rate, up to 35 MB/sec native (up to 70 MB/sec with 2:1 compression) of the Ultrium 1 Tape Drive
  • Doubles tape capacity, up to 200GB native per cartridge (400GB with 2:1 compression)
  • Supports SCSI Ultra160 LVD attachment
  • Offers enhanced features as compared to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 1 in digital speed matching, power management, channel calibration, filemark writing, internal buffer size, and faster drive speeds
  • Adheres to LTO specifications

Packaging
One box containing the following items:

  • Ultrium 2 Tape Drive 3580 Model L23 (18P9133)
  • 1 Power cord
  • SCSI terminator with each drive ordered
  • 4.5 m SCSI cable
  • Drive-to-drive SCSI cable
  • SCSI wrap tool
  • IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200GB Data Cartridge
  • IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge (universal)
  • Setup and Operator Guide
  • Quick Reference Card, Warranty Card
  • Open Systems device drivers
  • Device Driver Installation and User's Guide

Marketing and replacement part numbers
Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Marketing part number: 3580L23
  • Replacement part number: *
  • Base model

Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Marketing part number: 18P9133
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes US/CAN standard 110V power cord 6952301

Europe/Middle East/Africa

  • Marketing part number: 18P9136
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes EU1 power cord 13F9979

Denmark

  • Marketing part number: 18P9137
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Denmark power cord 13F9997

United Kingdom

  • Marketing part number: 18P9138
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes UK power cord 14F0033

Israel

  • Marketing part number: 18P9139
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Israel power cord 14F0087

Switzerland

  • Marketing part number: 18P9140
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Swiss power cord

India/South Asia

  • Marketing part number: 18P9141
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes India/SA power cord 14F0015

Italy

  • Marketing part number: 18P9142
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Italy power cord 14F0069

Australia

  • Marketing part number: 18P9483
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Australia power cord 13F9940

Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Marketing part number: 18P9484
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes US/CAN 250V power cord

China (PRC)

  • Marketing part number: 18P9485
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes China (PRC) power cord

Uruguay

  • Marketing part number: 18P9486
  • Replacement part number : *
  • Includes Uruguay power cord 38L8880

Additional part numbers
The part numbers for an additional option and supplies are listed in the following table:

IBM Part number Item Quantity
18P9012 3580 Rack Mount Kit for optional mounting of the 3580 Model L23 in a standard 19-inch EIA equipment rack 1
71P9207 IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge 20-pack
08L9870 IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge 1-cartridge
35L2086 IBM TotalStorage LTO Cleaning Cartridge 1-cleaning cartridge

Product dates
World wide

  • Announce date: 09 September 2003
  • Planned availability date: 12 September 2003
  • Withdrawal date: *

Technical specifications
Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement:


Maximum weight: 6.6kg (14.3lb)
Height: 14.6cm (5.75in)
Width: 17.1cm (6.74in)
Depth: 33.3cm (13.1in)

 
Operating temperature: 10 to 38 degrees C (50 to 100 degrees F)
Relative operating humidity: 20 to 80 (percent)
Wet bulb: 26 degrees C (78.8 degrees F) maximum
Voltage: 100-240V ac, 50-60Hz auto-ranging
Electrical power: 1.0 amps at 100V ac, 0.5 amps at 240V ac 0.120 kVA
Maximum noise level: 55 dBa heat output: 94 watts (81 calories/hour)
 

Hardware requirements
The Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 Model L23 comes with raven black covers and has an Ultra160 SCSI Low Voltage Differential (LVD) interface. Similar to previous models, the Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 model L23 can be attached to the xSeries, iSeries, pSeries, AS/400, RS/6000, RS/6000 SP systems, Netfinity, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support those interface specifications. A current list of supported open system configurations is available from the following Web site:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/
Select LTO Support from the navigation panel on the right, then the Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs, and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product. An appropriate power cord is included with each 3580 Model L23.

To determine which IBM eServer xSeries products are compatible with the 3850-L23, visit IBM ServerProven.

Software requirements
The Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 Model L23 is supported on the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • Microsoft Windows NT V4.0 with Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
  • Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, United Linux 1.0*
  • *United Linux support includes the following distributions:

    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8)
    • Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 (TLES 8)
    • Connectiva Linux Enterprise Edition Powered by United Linux

For a current list of host software versions and release levels that support the 3580 Model L23, refer to the following Web site:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/

Select LTO Support, then the Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs, and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

Tivoli Storage Manager and other industry-leading compatible software offerings can provide storage and tape management software for the 3580 Model L23. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or independent software vendors (ISVs). A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/

Select LTO Support, then the Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs, and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

IBM continues to work together with the ISVs to support the Ultrium Tape Drive 3580 Model L23. Individual application vendors should be contacted for specific information and availability dates.

Compatibility
The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives can read and write original IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges. The new LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges can be used only on the new IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drives.
 
Limitations
Total LVD SCSI cable length is limited to 25m (81ft) using point-to-point interconnection. Total LVD SCSI cable length is 12m (39ft) using a multi-drop interconnection. Stub length at each device must not exceed 0.1m (0.33ft). Installing more than one 3580 Model L23 drive on a SCSI bus may impact tape drive or system performance. Intermixing of other SCSI devices on the same SCSI bus as the 3580 Model L23 may impact pact performance of those devices.
 
Supported software: Not applicable
 
Other: None

Document notes

  1. The symbol * is used to denote that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date IBM will have withdrawn the products from marketing. After that date, the product cannot be obtained directly from IBM.

 

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-52987
Last modified:  2013-08-07
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