IBM 3590-B1A Total Storage Tape Drive

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The Enterprise Tape System 3590 demonstrates IBM’s continued commitment to providing advanced tape solutions to meet the growing demands of the enterprise. The IBM 3590 offers attachment to the iSeries (AS/400), pSeries (RS/6000), xSeries (NUMA-Q), zSeries (S/390), Hewlett Packard ** HP, Linux **, Microsoft ** Windows NT/2000, and Sun ** servers. It provides new levels of function, performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity and is an extension to IBM’s family of 3480, 3490, and 3490E high performance tape drives. The 3590 utilizes a 16-track serpentine longitudinal recording technique along with improved compaction technology to deliver improvements in capacity and performance. It builds on the proven reliability of the IBM 3490E tape path and is designed for highly reliable start-stop or streaming operation. The tape drive utilizes a cartridge similar in size to the 3480/3490 cartridge and thus is compatible with the Enterprise Tape Library 3494. Compared to the 3490E tape drives, it is designed to offer:

Higher performance – with a 40 MB/second Ultra SCSI interface on the tape drive (9 MB/second device data rate)
Larger capacity cartridge – 10 GB or 20 GB uncompressed
LZ1 compression that provides up to 3:1 capacity improvement
Significantly increased reliability
Reduced overall operations costs
Availability in frame and rack mounting

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The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model B1A comes without the ACF and is designed to go into the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494. It can also go in the IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frame 3590 Model C12 or C14 for attachment to a StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS). This model includes an integrated SCSI-3 controller with two ports that support a 16-bit, fast-and-wide, Ultra SCSI differential interface. The 3590 Model B1A Tape Drive has a 9 MB/second native date rate (with compression up to 27 MB/second sustained data rate).


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