IBM’s TS3500 is an enterprise class automated tape library management system designed to work with LTO technology using IBM 3588 LTO tape drives and IBM’s 3592 tape technology using IBM TS1120 through TS1150 tape drives. The TS3500 supports mixed media within the same system, scales to 16 frames and supports up to 192 tape drives. The TS3500 has encryption at the drive level, supports multiple host attachments, can support the attachment of TS7700 virtual tape servers and has dual accessor attachment through the High Availability frame.

IBM TS3500 Technical Specifications

TS3500 Models Supporting 3592 Tape Drives
Model - FCGenerationTypeDrive/Ctrllr Support
3584-L22Gen 1Library Frame3592-J1A, TS1120, TS1130
3584-L23Gen 2Library Frame (up to 287 carts)TS1120, TS1130, TS1140, TS1150
3584-HA1High Availability – 2nd LMN/A
3584-D22Gen 1Drive or Cart Frame (up to 400 carts)3592-J1A, TS1120, TS1130
3584-D23Gen 2Drive or Cart Frame (up to 400 carts)TS1120, TS1130, TS1140, TS1150
FC 1440Frame for HA LM - GarageNo tape can reside
3584-S24HDD Cart Frame (up to 1,000 carts)No tape can reside
3953-F05Ctrllr/VTSJ70, C06, TS7740 attach to 3584/3494
3592-F05Tape Controller Frame or TS7700 Frame-Outside of ATL3592-C07, TS7740, TS7720
TS3500 Models Supporting 3588 Tape Drives Technical Specifications
ModelGenerationTypeLTO Drive Support
3584-L32Gen 1Library FrameLTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6
3584-L52Gen 2Library FrameLTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6
3584-L53Gen 3Library Frame (up to 287 carts)LTO4, LTO5, LTO6, LTO7, LTO8
3584-HA1High Availability – 2nd LMN/A
3584-D32Gen 1Drive or Cart Frame (up to 440 carts)LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6
3584-D52Gen 2Drive or Cart Frame (up to 400 carts)LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6
3584-D53Gen 3Drive or Cart Frame (up to 400 carts)LTO4, LTO5, LTO6, LTO7, LTO8
FC 1440Frame for HA LM - GarageNo Tape can reside
3584-S54HDD Cart Frame (Up to 1200 carts)No Tape can reside