IBM TS2900 1U LTO9 Tape Autoloader Model S9H, 6171S9R


SKU: 6171S9R

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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader for Lenovo (Machine Type 6171) is an entry-level compact 1U tape unit that offers IBM tape reliability, density, and performance for entry-level and compact tape libraries at a cost-effective price.

With a capacity of nine cartridges, the TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a rack-mountable or deskside unit that contains a single IBM LTO Ultrium half-high SAS tape drive. The choice of the tape drives includes:

  • IBM LTO Ultrium 9 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model S9H)
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model S8H)
  • IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Half-High SAS Tape Drive (Model S7H)

The TS2900 is an ideal solution if you need an entry-level larger capacity or higher performance tape backup with or without random access and for tape automation used along with Lenovo servers.


Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U rack mount or standalone
Drive technology LTO Ultrium 9, 8, 7 half-high drives

Drive interface

The Ultrium 9 SAS drive uses the SFF-8644 connection at the drive end and a SFF-8644 connection at the host adapter end. The Ultrium 8 and 7 SAS drives use the SFF-8088 connection at the drive end and the SFF-8088 or SFF-8470 connection at the host adapter end.

Number of drives 1
Number of cartridge slots 9
Cartridge capacity (native / compressed)
  • LTO 9 (L9): 18 TB/ 45 TB*
  • LTO 8 (L8): 12 TB / 30 TB*
  • LTO 7 initialized LTO 8 Type M (M8): 9 TB / 22.5 TB*
  • LTO 7 (L7): 6 TB / 15 TB*
Total backup capacity (native / compressed)
  • LTO 9 (L9): Up to 162 TB / up to 405 TB*
  • LTO 8 (L8): Up to 108 TB / up to 270 TB*
  • LTO 7 (M8): Up to 81 TB / up to 202.5 TB*
  • LTO 7 (L7): Up to 54 TB / up to 135 TB*
Data transfer rate (native / compressed)
  • LTO 9: Up to 300 MB/s up to 750 MB/s*
  • LTO 8: Up to 300 MB/s / up to 750 MB/s*
  • LTO 7: Up to 300 MB/s / up to 750 MB/s*
Software features Transparent LTO encryption (optional).
Security features Secure Socket Layer (SSL), user level security, LTO encryption (optional).
Management interfaces
  • Operator panel
  • 1x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port (UTP, RJ-45) for remote management: Web-based GUI; SNMP and email notifications
Cooling Fixed internal fans
Power supply One 82 W AC fixed power supply with IEC 320-C14 power connector
Hot-swap parts None
Dimensions Height: 44 mm (1.7 in.); width: 483 mm (19.0 in.), depth: 850 mm (33.5 in.)
Weight 13 kg (28.7 lb)
Warranty One-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite warranty with 9x5 next business day terms.
Service and support Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 24x7 coverage, 2-hour or 4-hour response time, committed repair (select countries), up to 5 years of warranty extension, and installation services.
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). For a full list of supported operating systems, refer to the System Storage Interoperation Center


Operating environment

The TS2900 Tape Autoloader is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: 10 °C - 38 °C (50 °F - 100 °F)
    • Non-operating: 1 °C - 60 °C (34 °F - 140 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: 20% - 80%
    • Non-operating: 10% - 90%
  • Electrical power:
    • 100 V AC - 240 V AC (4.0 A to 1.5 A)
    • Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • Power consumption: 110 watts
  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • 6.6 bels (idling)
    • 6.8 bels (operating)

Warranty services and upgrades

The TS2900 Tape Autoloader (machine type 6171) has a one-year CRU and onsite limited warranty.

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

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    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select markets)
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select markets)

IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Product Guide