IBM 3592-E05 TS1120 Tape Drive

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The IBM System Storage Tape System 3592 provides high capacity, performance, and reliability, along with a wide range of host connectivity. Specifically, the IBM System Storage Tape System 3592 offers these features:

  • Creates tapes for archive files.
  • Backs up and restores systems in case of system or disk storage problems.
  • Stores high-speed, high-capacity sequential application data sets.
  • Stores temporary data sets.
  • Satisfies off-site data storage for disaster recovery.
  • Provides data interchange with other systems that use 3592 subsystems.
  • Supports WORM (write once, read many) tape data cartridges whose data cannot be altered.
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The IBM System Storage Tape System 3592 Model E05 tape drive reduces data storage costs by increasing media capacity. The 3592 Model E05 reads and writes in the new recording format EFMT2 (enterprise format 2) as well as EFMT1 (enterprise format 1). EFMT2 provides almost double the capacity of EFMT1. The IBM System Storage Tape System 3592 uses these IBM System Storage Tape System family of tape media for a 3592 Model E05:

  • MEDIA5 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge (MEDIA5) physical media. Provides an uncompressed capacity of 500 GB with EFMT2 (300 GB with EFMT1) and compressed capacity of 1500 GB with EFMT2 (900 GB with EFMT1) assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.
  • MEDIA6 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise WORM Tape Cartridge (MEDIA6) physical media. Provides an uncompressed capacity of 500 GB with EFMT2 (300 GB with EFMT1) and compressed capacity of 1500 GB with EFMT2 (900 GB with EFMT1) assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.
  • MEDIA7 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Economy Tape Cartridge (MEDIA7) physical media. Provides an uncompressed capacity of 100 GB with EFMT2 (60 GB with EFMT1) and compressed capacity of 300 GB with EFMT2 (180 GB with EFMT1) assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.
  • MEDIA8 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Economy WORM Tape Cartridge (MEDIA8) physical media. Provides an uncompressed capacity of 100 GB with EFMT2 (60 GB with EFMT1) and compressed capacity of 300 GB with EFMT2 (180 GB with EFMT1) assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.
  • MEDIA9 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Extended Tape Cartridge (MEDIA9) physical media. MEDIA9 requires the EFMT2 recording format, and provides an uncompressed capacity of 700 GB and compressed capacity of 2100 GB assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.
  • MEDIA10 - The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Extended WORM Tape Cartridge (MEDIA10) physical media. MEDIA10 requires the EFMT2 recording format, and provides an uncompressed capacity of 700 GB and compressed capacity of 2100 GB assuming a 3:1 compression ratio, depending on the type of data written.

The 3592 Model E05 tape drive features:

  • If no recording technology has been specified for MEDIA5, MEDIA6, MEDIA7, MEDIA8, MEDIA9, or MEDIA10, EFMT2 is the default recording technology.
  • When writing from load point, the default recording technology of the 3592 Model E05 is EFMT2. If EFMT1 is needed for interchange purposes, it can be specified through data class. This applies to both the stand-alone and to the system-managed tape library environments.
  • To enable the EFMT2 formatted cartridges to be relabelled/reused from load point on a 3592 Model J1A, a microcode update is required on the 3592 Model J1A.
  • The 3592 Model E05 optionally provides performance scaling by using only the first 20 percent full capacity on a MEDIA5 or MEDIA9 catridge. The default is to use the cartridge's full capacity. This performance scaling option is available on MEDIA5 and MEDIA9 tapes and is not available on MEDIA6, MEDIA7, MEDIA8, or MEDIA10 tape cartridge media.
  • The 3592 Model E05 optionally provides performance segmentation. Performance segmentation divides the cartridge into a fast access segment and a slower access segment. The fast access segment will be filled first, after which the slower segment will be filled. This option is available on MEDIA5 and MEDIA9 tapes and is not available on MEDIA6, MEDIA7, MEDIA8, or MEDIA10 tape cartridge media. The performance segmentation option is mutually exclusive with the performance scaling option.
  • The 3592 Model E05 emulates only 3590 Model B1x tape drives (all 3592 tape cartridge media supported in this emulation mode) in standalone and in a system-managed tape library environment (manual or automated).
  • The 3592 Model E05 supports only the 3592 Model J70 tape controller, with either ESCON or FICON attachment.
  • The 3592 Model E05 coexists with 3490E, 3590, and 3592 Model J1A devices in the 3494 automated tape library.
  • The 3592 Model E05 coexists with 3592 Model J1A in the 3584 automated tape library.
  • The 3592 Model E05 coexists with 3490, 3490E, 3590, and 3592 Model J1A devices in a manual tape library.

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