The Most Reliable Tape Technology Ever Developed — TS1155 Technology

TS1155 Technology offers one of the most reliable tape technologies ever developed. Designed to provide enterprise-class reliability with 24 x 7 usage.

In addition to robust reliability and data integrity, the TS1155 Technology offers users one of the largest capacities per tape and one of the fastest data rates of any tape technology. This translates into fewer tapes needed to store the same amount of data, less labor and time to manage the tape inventory, and reduced library, application and offsite slot costs. Superior performance provides customers with the ability to get the same amount of work done with fewer drives and reduced support costs.

High Capacity
With 15 TB native (37.5 TB compressed @ 2.5:1) you can consolidate your critical storage, simplify media management, and confidently protect your data. In fact, a TFinity ExaScale can hold 1.5EB of TS1155 media in a single library.

Fast Performance
Experience shorter backup windows and improved data access with the fastest tape drive on the market, delivering native data transfer rates of 360 MB/s and compressed data transfer rates of 700 MB/s.

TS1155 Technology Tape Drive Features

Digital Speed Matching is a technique that adjusts the physical tape speed to match the actual effective data rate on the host interface as closely as possible. Speed matching enables better performance and reliability.

Large Data Buffer (2GB internal data buffer) minimizes speed mismatches between the tape drive and host application improving data throughput and reducing wear and tear on the drive and media.

High Resolution Tape Directory enables the drive to reach the target data block in a single high speed seek operation without redundant search operations thereby improving access performance to the data.

Backwards Compatibility
TS1155 technology tape drives allow TS1150 / 3592 JD tape cartridges to be reformatted increasing capacity from 10TB to 15TB. With TS1155 technology tape drives allows reformatting of the TS1140 / 3592 JC tape cartridge – improving capacity from 4TB to 7TB and performance from 250 MB/s to 300 MB/s data rate.

Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
allows users to organize and search the contents of a tape with the same methodology as a hard disk, improving access time to data. LTFS also makes it possible to drag and drop files in the same manner as disk.

Spectra Certified Media

All tape is not the same. Only the highest quality media available on the market becomes Spectra Certified Media. While Spectra libraries do not require the use of Spectra Certified Media, the company recommends its use to ensure you have the most reliable and worry-free data protection possible. Spectra Certified Media with CarbideClean®

TS1155 Technology Tape Drive Specifications Operating Environment

  • Temperature with Media: 16° to 32°C (60° to 90°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)
  • Web Bulb Maximum: 26°C (78.8°F)
  • Power Consumption: 46 watts
  • Capacity: 15 TB native (37.5 TB compressed 2.5:1)
  • Data Transfer Rates: Up to 360 MB/s native (up to 700MB/s compressed)
  • Data Compression: Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) LZ-1 Implementation
  • Data Cartridges: 3592 JD media
  • Cleaning Cartridge: 3592 Cleaning Cartridge
  • Backwards Compatibility: Read / Write
    • 3592 JC media TS1140 format – 4.0 TB capacity, 250 MB/s data rate. (Read Only)
    • 3592 JC media TS1150 format – 7.0 TB capacity, 300 MB/s data rate.
    • 3592 JD media TS1150 format – 10 TB capacity, 360 MB/s data rate.
  • Interface: 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
  • Encryption: AES 256-GCM (256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard)

TS1155 Technology and TFinity ExaScale

TFinity EE 3-Frame2
TB native
# of Drives
TB/Hr Native

*Compressed at 2.5:1
(1) DBA = Drive Bay Assembly capable of holding up to 4 tape drives.
(2) TFinity ExaScale minimum configuration includes one base frame plus two service frames with storage slots.

TS1155 Technology and T950

T950 Base Frame
DBAs1SlotsTB native# of DrivesTB/Hr Native

*Compressed at 2.5:1
(1) DBA = Drive Bay Assembly capable of holding up to 4 tape drives.

TS1155 Technology and T380

DBAs1SlotsTB native# of DrivesTB/Hr Native

*Compressed at 2.5:1
(1) DBA = Drive Bay Assembly capable of holding up to 4 tape drives.

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