3576-8242: IBM TS3310 Ultrium 5 Fibre Tape Drive

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IBM Feature Code 8242
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IBM Product Number: 8242

Product Description: LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Tape Drive for the System Storage TS3310 Tape Library

FRU: 46X4440

This LTO5 tape drive is compatible with the IBM TS3310 Tape Library 3576 model L5B and E9U expansion units.
The L5B can hold 2 tape drives, and each expansion unit can accomodate up to 4 drives for a maximum of 18 drives with one library and 4 expansion units.
Feature 8242 includes a dual-port Fibre Channel interface and LC duplex connector.

IBM cables for attaching this drive to the TS3310 Tape Library:
- 6013 - 13 meters LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable
- 6025 - 25 meters LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable

The part number for this drive is 46X4440, but it is not orderable (via IBM) as a PC part because its a maintenance part number.
Let us know what you need, PN or FC and we can help or offer alternatives.

The TS3310 Tape Library is also compatible with LTO6 drives (3576-8342).
See our blog post for a visual comparison of LTO capacities and speeds:

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