Sunstar Company, Inc.

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Legacy Tape Drives

Refurbished 3490 Tape Drives are available from Sunstar in a variety of models as indicated below. Our complete 3490 tape drive sub-systems includes; software, cables & SCSI controller suited for your platform. 3490 Tape Drives read and write to 18  and 36 Tracks. 

TKZ   

Model Description
DEC TKZ60, TKZ61, TKZ62, TKZ64 3480/3490/3490E
FUJITSU M1016BDE SCSI -DIFF TAPE CONTROLLER (CMPR)
FUJITSU M2481 3480 1.5MB/S
FUJITSU M2483K/M2485K SCSI – 2  3.0MB/S  RACKMOUNT/DESKTOP
FUJITSU M2481S02E 3490 DUAL DRIVE TABLE TOP (CMPR)
JVC (Victor Data Systems) 8436 3490 3.0MB/S
M4 DATA M490E 3480 3490 3490E
MP SYSTEMS 8418 3480 3.0MB/S WITH COMPRESSION 4.5MB/S
TANDEM 5190ACL 18 TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM, ACL EQUIPPED CRU
TANDEM 5191ACL 18 TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM, ACL EQUIPPED CRU, PACKAGED IN MSS MODULE
UNISYS CTS9840 20/80GB 3480/3490E SCSI/FC
FUJITSU M1016BE SCSI TAPE CONTROLLER (CMPR)
FUJITSU M1017BDE SCSI – DIFF TAPE CONTROLLER (CMPR)
FUJITSU M2483H/M2485H 3490 3.0MB/S
FUJITSU M2488 3480 / 3490 3490E 3.0MB/S (HD) 36 TRACK
IBM 3490E Model F 3490 9.0MB/S
JVC (Victor Data Systems) 8436F 3490 6.0MB/S
M4 DATA M490L 3490 AUTO LIBRARY
MP SYSTEMS  MP 8436 3480 3490 3490E, 3.5.5/9.0MB/SEC
TANDEM 5190 18 TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM,  CRU ONLY
TANDEM 5191 18 TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM, CRU ONLY, PACKAGED IN MSS MODULE

In addition we repair defective 3490 tape drives and we can assist you with data conversion needs.

Introduced in 1991. Its 36-track head was able to record 800 megabytes of data on a single tape. The IDRC option allowed it to record up to 2400 megabytes on a single extended tape.