New IBM tape drive writes 15TB to existing cartridges
#IBM has launched a tape drive that increases the capacity of existing cartridges by 50 percent. The #TS1155 uses the new ‘Gen 5A’ mode to write up to 15TB of uncompressed data onto a single cartridge. That’s 5TB more than its predecessor, TS1150, while using the same JD or JZ media. When using JL media, the new drive boosts capacity from 2TB to 3TB. When using IBM’s compression algorithms, customers can now theoretically write up to 45TB onto a single roll of tape.