IBM System Storage 46X2685 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive - 1.50 TB (Native)/3 TB (Compressed)
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Product Information for IBM System Storage 46X2685 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive - 1.50 TB (Native)/3 TB (Compressed)

Highlights for IBM System Storage 46X2685 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive - 1.50 TB (Native)/3 TB (Compressed)

  • Storage Capacity:1.50 TB (Native)
  • Interface Type:SAS

Marketing Information

The IBM Ultrium 5 technology is designed to provide greater capacity with continued support for encryption of data. The hardware encryption and decryption core and control core resides in the IBM Ultrium 5 tape drive (available to the TS3200 with the 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) interface). A larger internal data buffer in the Full Height drive helps improve data access rates and reduce cartridge fill and rewind times along with dynamic channel calibration to help increase data throughput. In addition to reading and writing to LTO 5 tape cartridges, the LTO 5 tape drive can read and write to LTO 4 cartridges and read LTO 3 cartridges with improved data rates. The IBM Ultrium 5 tape drive is designed to support up to 140 MegaBytes per second (MBps) native data-transfer rates and up to 1.5 TeraByte (TB) native physical capacity when using the IBM System Storage Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression).


  • Interfaces/Ports: SAS
  • Drive Performance

  • Data Transfer Rate: 140 MBps (Native)/280 MBps (Compressed)
  • Environmental Conditions

    General Information

  • Product Type: LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 46X2685
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Manufacturer: IBM Corporation
  • Product Model: 46X2685
  • Product Name: System Storage 46X2685 LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive
  • Product Line: System Storage
  • Brand Name: IBM
  • Storage Media



    IBM - TS3200 Tape Library

    Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 7.29" Height x 17.60" Width x 32" Depth - Stand-alone
  • Weight: 47 lb - without rack mount
  • Form Factor: 1/2H
  • Power Description



    Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 1.50 TB (Native)/3 TB (Compressed)
  • Recording Formats: LTO Ultrium 5 (Read/Write)
  • Recording Method: Linear Serpentine
  • Warranty