The TS1130, which utilises existing 3592 and WORM cartridges, reportedly maintains backwards compatibility with generation 1, 2 and 3 formats.
The drive also supports data encryption and features a magneto-resistive head design that significantly reduces read errors.
According to Cindy Grossman of IBM, tapes offer the "most green and cost-effective form of storage [and] will enable clients to address their growing needs for affordable and robust data solutions".
The TS1130 will be available in September at a starting price of US$39,050.
IBM unveils new 1TB tape drive
By Aharon Etengoff on Sep 1, 2008 6:24AM