Sunstar Company, Inc.

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Sunstar Company, Inc.  has a need to purchase IBM 3592 Media.

Sunstar will destroy all data on tapes and provide a “CERTIFICATE OF DATA DESTRUCTION”

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Unlike many other tape standards, the 3592 format allows an extensive re-use of cartridges already owned:

Older generation tapes can be reformatted to higher capacities with every new drive generation, according to the table below. Cartridges are expected to operate in read and write mode across at least three drive generations. The observed media replacement rate in large archives is therefore lower than with most other standards.

Technically, reformatting a cartridge means increasing its track density (only), as the linear bit density is limited by the tape coating. In the table below, a ‘JA’ type cartridge can be reformatted from 300GB initially to 640GB in the TS1130 drive. A later ‘JB’ type cartridge will carry 1TB since its better coating also permits a higher linear bit density. Generally speaking, linear density is limited by material, semiconductor and signal processing technologies, whereas track density is limited by the servo technology that prevents track runout.

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Media Type

Part Number

Native Capacity

3:1 Capacity

JD Advanced Data

 

10 TB (TS1150)

 30 TB (TS1150)

JZ Advance WORM

 

10 TB (TS1150)

 30 TB (TS1150)

JL Advanced Economy

 

2 TB (TS1150)

6 TB (TS1150)

JC Advanced Data

46X7452

7 TB (TS1150)

4 TB (TS1140)

21 TB (TS1150)

12 TB (TS1140)

JY Advanced WORM

46X7454

7 TB (TS1150)

4 TB (TS1140)

21 TB (TS1150)

12 TB (TS1140)

JK Advanced Economy

46X7453

900 GB (TS1150)

500 GB (TS1140)

2,7 TB (TS1150)

1.5 TB (TS1140)

JB Extended Data

23R9830

1.6 TB (TS1140)

1 TB (TS1130)

700 GB (TS1120)

4.8 TB (TS1140)

3 TB (TS1130)

2.1 TB (TS1120)

JX Extended WORM

23R9831

1.6 TB (TS1140)

1 TB (TS1130)

700 GB (TS1120)

4.8 TB (TS1140)

3 TB (TS1130)

2.1 TB (TS1120)

JA Data

18P7534

640 GB (TS1130)

500 GB (TS1120)

300 GB (J1A)

1.92 TB (TS1130)

1.5 TB (TS1120)

900 GB (J1A)

JJ Economy

24R0316

128 GB (TS1130)

100 GB (TS1120)

60 GB (J1A)

384 GB (TS1130)

300 GB (TS1120)

180 GB (J1A)

JW WORM

18P7538

640 GB (TS1130)

500 GB (TS1120)

300 GB (J1A)

1.92 TB (TS1130)

1.5 TB (TS1120)

900 GB (J1A)

JR Economy WORM

24R0317

128 GB (TS1130)

100 GB (TS1120)

60 GB (J1A)

384 GB (TS1130)

300 GB (TS1120)

180 GB (J1A)

Cleaning cartridge

18P7535

 

 

Table 3: Media Type, part number, and write capacity

 

3592 Model

Gen 1 3592 J1A

Gen 2 TS1120

Gen 3 – TS1130

Gen 4 – TS1140

Gen 5 – TS1150

Native Data Rates MB/s

40

100

160

250

360

Cartridge – JA

JA/JJ/JW/JR

JA/JJ/JW/JR

JA/JJ/JW/JR

JA/JJ/JW/JR

 

Cartridge – JB

 

JB/JX

JB/JX

JB/JX

 

Cartridge – JC

 

 

 

JC/JY/JK

JC/JY/JK

Cartridge – JD

 

 

 

 

JD/JZ/JL

Encryption

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Attachment

Fibre

Fibre

Fibre

Fibre

Fibre

Table 4: Drive and cartridge compatibility

 

 

Tape length (m)

3592 J1A drive

TS1120 drive

TS1130 drive

TS1140 drive

TS1150 drive

3592 JJ/JR cartridge

246 m

60 GB

100 GB

128 GB

n/a

n/a

3592 JA/JW cartridge

610 m

300 GB

500 GB

640 GB

640 GB read only

n/a

3592 JB/JX cartridge

825 m

 

700 GB

1 TB

1.6TB

n/a

3592 JC/JY cartridge

880 m

 

n/a

n/a

4TB

7TB

3592 JD/JZ cartridge

1,072 m

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

10TB

3592 JK (short JC) cartridge

146 m

 

n/a

n/a

500GB

900GB

3592 JL (short JD) cartridge

281 m

 

n/a

n/a

500GB

2TB