The IBM TS2270 tape drive is an excellent tape storage solution for organizations requiring backup and low-cost, long term archival storage of data. TS2270, with a half-height form-factor, offers more capacity than the full-height LTO Ultrium 6 tape drive in less space. TS2270 provides a physical storage capacity of up to 15 TB (with 2.5:1 compression). The data transfer performance has increased significantly over the previous LTO Ultrium half-height generation with a transfer rate of up to 300 MBps with 6 Gbps SAS interface connectivity. It also offers two SAS and one Ethernet port per drive to improve availability.