IBM’s TS4500 succeeds the TS3500 in IBM’s enterprise class automated tape library offering. The TS4500 has advanced capabilities for integrated tape drive and media management, supports the z14 and up to 284 drives, scales to 18 frames, and supports the TS1140-1160 and LTO 5 through LTO 8. In addition, the TS4500 provides flexibility to grow from both the right and left side of the first L frame for floorspace flexibility.

IBM TS4500 Technical Specifications

TS4500 Frames Supporting 3592 Tape Drives
ModelFunctionDrive and Cartridge SupportDrive SupportedFrame Support
3584-L25Library Manager Frame12 Drives, 660 Slots3592-EH6, 3592-EH7, 3592-EH817 Expansions, total 18 frames
3584-D25Drive and Cartridge Frame16 Drives, 740 Slots3592-EH6, 3592-EH7, 3592-EH8N/A
3584-S25Cartridge Only Frame1000 Slots – 3592 Media N/AN/A
3952-F05Tape Controller Frame or TS7700 FrameController, VTS Attachment3592-C07, TS7740, TS7720Sits outside of the ATL
3952-F06TS7760 FrameTS1100 Series Only (3592)Sits outside of the ATL
TS4500 Frames Supporting 3588 Tape Drives
ModelFunctionDrive and Cartridge SupportDrive SupportedFrame Support
3584-L55Library Manager Frame12 Drives, 730 slots3588-F5C, 3588-F6C, 3588-F7C, 3588-F8C17 Expansion, total 18 frames
3584-D55Drive and Cartridge Frame16 Drives, 774 Slots3588-F5C, 3588-F6C, 3588-F7C, 3588-F8CN/A
3584-S55Cartridge Only Frame1320 Slots – LTO Media N/AN/A