Full IBM read compatibility (18-track)
- Full IBM read/write compatibility (36-track)
- Industry accepted 18 track write feature
- High level of data checking throughout
- Integrated power supply
- Downloadable firmware via cartridge, SCSI interface, or RS232 interface ( 9-pin DB-9 connector)
- Seismic data feature (optional)
Fujitsu’s low-profile M2488 tape drive is designed for high-volume near-line and off-line storage applications. Built for superior speed and reliability, the M2488 offers an easy, cost-effective way to optimize overall system performance and enhance productivity
18 Track Write: M2488E
The new M2488E/EA/EF tape drive reads and writes 36 track tapes in IBM compatible format. For maximum tape interchange flexibility, the new 18 track write feature allows writing tapes in 18 track format. This feature may be enabled from the operator panel or through a SCSI command by the initiator.Performance is the Key
The M2488 offers high-speed data access and rapid transfer rates in a compact, device-level tape drive. Fujitsu engineered this drive for optimal speed and efficiency when moving, storing, or accessing large blocks of data. The M2488 utilizes a range of high-speed, high-performance technologies to optimize data movement across the entire computer system — from off-line archives to on-line applications. The combination of faster data transfers, rapid search speeds, quick rewinds, swift positioning, short load/unload cycles, and effective buffering can virtually eliminate sluggish, peripheral-bound operations that can cripple system efficiency and productivity.
Easy Data Interchange
The M2488 employs ANSI-standard media with compression algorithms based on IBM 3480/3490E technology, assuring the easiest, most secure data interchange across complex computing platforms. That means important corporate data will always be available when it’s needed, even when it’s moving across mainframes, UNIX workstations, servers, distributed computing nodes, and an assortment of storage subsystems. And for systems already using 3480/3490E components, the M2488 is a perfect, low-cost, high-performance storage replacement solution.
In the computing world, Fujitsu has long been recognized as a leader in quality and reliability. The M2488 clearly demonstrates this long-held commitment, as demonstrated by the drive’s industry-leading mean time between failures (MTBF) and full two-year warranty.
The Flexible Storage Solution
The M2488 is available in a variety of configurations to accommodate a range of customer options. Both desktop and rackmount models can be configured with the following features and functions:
Automated Cartridge Loader (ACL) — provides the sequential or random processing of up to ten cartridges to support the unattended backup of a maximum of 24GB of data;
Flush-Mount Automated Cartridge Loader (FACL) — supports sequential or random processing of seven cartridges (16.8GB maximum), with the advantage of an automatic cleaning function;
Interface Personality Module (IPM) — this convenient feature enables the M2488 to support a variety of SCSI interfaces that can be easily configured to address current and future requirements; and
Seismic Data Feature (SDF) — this feature facilitates a Read-After-Write verification process of data written to tape. It is ideal for seismic and other applications where it is critical to ensure recorded data is not corrupted.
|Data transfer rate|
|Host||20 MB/s (burst, synchronous mode, 16 bit)
10 MB/s (burst, synchronous mode, 8 bit)
|Drive||3.0 MB/s (sustained — uncompressed)|
|Controller||9.0 MB/s (sustained — 3:1 compression)|
|Recording capacity||1.2 GB with 545 feet (Single) tape and EDRC
2.4 GB with 1100 feet (double) tape and EDRC
|Bit density||75,742 bpi|
|Number of tracks||36-track DD-NRZI (18-track serpentine)|
|Compression algorithm||Compatible with IDRC compression (ANSI X3.225-1992)|
|Typical compression ratio||3:1|
|Host interface||ANSI standard SCSI-2 (ANSI X3.131-1994)|
|Drive interface options||SCSI-2, F&W (16 bit) single-ended
SCSI-2,F&W (16 bit) differential
SCSI-2, F&N (8 bit) single-ended
SCSI-2, F&N (8 bit) eifferential
|Data buffer capacity||2MB (protected by CRC)|
|Write retry buffer||64KB (maximum) data blocks can be rewritten
No host intervention required
|Tape speed||Nominal: 2.0 M/s (78.6 IPS)
Search mode: 4.0 M/s (157.2 IPS)
|Noise level||Less than 50 dB|
|Drive||5.0 x 8.5 x 15.7 in.
127 x 217 x 400 mm
|ACL||5.0 x 8.5 x 8.9 in.
127 x 217 x 226 mm
|5-cartridge magazine||9.1 x 5.0 x 5.5 in.
231 x 128 x 139 mm
|10-cartridge magazine||15.3 x 5.0 x 5.5 in.
388 x 128 x 139 mm
|FACL||10.0 x 8.5 x 12.0 in.
254 x 217 x 305 mm
|7-cartridge magazine||8.6 x 4.9 x 5.0 in.
218 x 125 x 126 mm
|without cartridge||2.2 lbs.
|with cartridge||5.1 lbs.
|without cartridge||3.3 lbs.
|with cartridge||8.8 lbs.
|without cartridge||1.5 lbs.
|with cartridge||5.3 lbs.
|Load/unload time||13 seconds (typical)|
|Rewind time||3 seconds from EOT to BOT|
|EOT rewind time||55 seconds (typical) standard length tape
100 seconds (typical) double length tape
|Access time||65 ms|
|Power-on time||40 seconds (nominal)|
|Options||Desktop or Rackmount
External: Automatic Cartridge Loader (ACL)
Flush-mount: Automatic Cartridge Loader (FACL)
|Mean time to repair (MTTR)||Less than 30 minutes|
|Mean time between failures (MTBF)||50,000 hours|
|Head life||6,000 hours (50% duty cycle)|
|Mechanical life||Loader/threader 200,000 cycles|
|Error Rates||Read — One error block in 1011 bytes
Write — One error block in 109 bytes
|Input voltages||100 to 120VAC/200 to 240VAC
|Input frequency||50 to 60 Hz|
|Input power||150 Watts maximum|
|Heat dissipation||512 BTU/hour|