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Fujitsu M2483K/N & M2485K/N Tape Drives – 36-Track Half-Inch Cartridge

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The M2483K/N (rackmount) 36-track drive and the M2485K/N (desktop) 36-track drive are half inch cartridge tape drives. The M2483K/N & M2485K/N read 3480/3490/3490e and write 3490e, offering leading mainframe technology for data interchange and backup for MS-DOS, Windows, Mac, Unix, IBM AS400, RS6000 and other advanced computer platforms.

Both 36-track tape drives come with an embedded SCSI-2 interface controller, providing easy system integration. These drives offer a data transfer rate of up to 3.0 megabytes per second. Built at Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the M2483K/N and M2485K/N offer superior performance, compatibility and reliability for production-level data interchange and backup.

Small Size for Easy Installation

The M2483K/N has an embedded SCSI-2 interface controller, reducing the subsystem’s size to 127 mm high, 217 mm wide and 380 mm deep (5 inches high, 8.5 inches wide and 14.9 inches deep), significantly smaller than most of its counterparts.

The M2485K/N’s eight-inch form factor allows easy, space-saving integration into industry-standard 19-inch racks. The completely self-contained M2485K/N has a small footprint of only 222 mm by 650 mm (8.7 inches by 25.6 inches, with automatic cartridge loader), and is well suited for a convenient desktop configuration.

High Performance And Reliability

The M2483K/N and M2485K/N, with 2 megabyte buffers can attain a continuous stream of data input/output which offers a sustained data transfer rate of 3.0 megabytes per second and a burst rate of 4.0 megabytes per second in the synchronous mode.

With an automatic cartridge loader, the M2483K/N and M2485K/N support both five and ten-cartridge magazines for more than 20 gigabytes of storage capacity per magazine.

Fujitsu’s advanced LSI technology has resulted in a streamlined design and simplified tape path, contributing to their high reliability. In fact, the mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of these drives is more than 30,000 hours, among the highest in its class.

While we can sell you the tape drive by itself, Comco is best known for our complete tape drive sub-systems, which come with all the software, cables & SCSI controllers you need, for just about every computer under the SUN… from PC to Windows to IBM AS400.

Available variations of the M2483 and M2485 models “K” and “N”: m2483k, m2483k1, m2483kd, m2483kd1, m2483n, m2483n1, m2483nd, m2483nd1, m2485k, m2485k1, m2485kd, m2485kd1, m2485n, m2485n1, m2485nd, m2485nd1.

 

Fujitsu M2483B/M2485B Tape Drive – 18-Track Half-Inch Cartridge

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The M2483B/BD (rackmount) 18 track drive and the M2485B/BD/B1/BD1 (desktop) 18-track drive are half inch cartridge tape drives with 3480 compatibility, offering leading mainframe technology for data interchange and backup for MS-DOS, Windows, Mac, Unix, IBM AS400, RS6000 and other advanced computer platforms.

Both 18-track tape drives come with an embedded SCSI-2 interface controller, providing easy system integration. These drives offer a data transfer rate of up to 3.0 megabytes per second. Built at Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the M2483B and M2485B offer superior performance, compatibility and reliability for production-level data interchange and backup.

Small Size for Easy Installation

The M2483B has an embedded SCSI-2 interface controller, reducing the subsystem’s size to 127 mm high, 217 mm wide and 380 mm deep (5 inches high, 8.5 inches wide and 14.9 inches deep), significantly smaller than most of its counterparts.

The M2483B’s eight-inch form factor allows easy, space-saving integration into industry-standard 19-inch racks. The completely self-contained M2485B has a small footprint of only 222 mm by 650 mm (8.7 inches by 25.6 inches, with automatic cartridge loader), and is well suited for a convenient desktop configuration.

 

High Performance And Reliability

The M2483B and M2485B, with 2 megabyte buffers can attain a continuous stream of data input/output which offers a sustained data transfer rate of 3.0 megabytes per second and a burst rate of 4.0 megabytes per second in the synchronous mode.

With an automatic cartridge loader, the M2483B and M2485B support both five and ten-cartridge magazines for more than 20 gigabytes of storage capacity per magazine.

Fujitsu’s advanced LSI technology has resulted in a streamlined design and simplified tape path, contributing to their high reliability. In fact, the mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of these drives is more than 30,000 hours, among the highest in its class.

 

Model 18-Track 18-Track (compressed) 36-Track 128-Track
Read Write Read Write Read Write Read Write
Fujitsu
M8100             X X
M2485K/N X   X   X X    
M2483K/N X   X   X X    
M2488C X   X   X X    
M2488E X X X X X X    
M2485H X X X X        
M2483H X X X X        
M2485B X X            
M2483B X X            
M2481B X X