Refurbished 3490e Tape Drives are available from Sunstar in a variety of models as indicated below. Our complete 3490e tape drive sub-systems includes; software, cables & SCSI controller suited for your platform. 3490e Tape Drives read and write to 18, 36 and compressed 36 (ICRC) Tracks.
Introduced in 1991. Its 36-track head records 800 megabytes of data on a single tape. The IDRC option allows it to record up to 2400 megabytes on a single extended tape. 3490E tape drives were available from a variety of manufacturers with bus and tag, ESCON, or high voltage SCSI interfaces, and were capable of data transfer speeds up to 20MB per second.
While 3490E data cartridges are the same dimensions as 3480 cartridges, the tape media is the same only longer. 3490E tape is optimized for 36-track recording heads, instead of 18-track recording heads. Nevertheless, some 3480 tape drives can record on 3490E media.
Some 3490E tape drives are able to read tapes recorded by 3480 tape drives. Others can also write tapes that can be read by 3480 tape drives. But many 3490E tape drives can only read/write 36-track tapes
|DEC TKZ60, TKZ61, TKZ62, TKZ64||3480/3490/3490E|
|FUJITSU M2488C||3490E DESKTOP|
|IBM 3490E||3490E MODELS F00, FO1, F11, FCO & FIA|
|OVERLAND DATA TAPE EXPRESS T490E||3490E 3.0MB/S|
|PHILLIPS TD3620||3490E 3.0MB/S 7 CARTRIDGE|
|MP SYSTEMS MP 8436||3480 3490 3490E, 3.5.5/9.0MB/SEC|
|TANDEM 5194||36TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM, CRU ONLY|
|FUJITSU M2483K/N & M2485K/N||3490E RACKMOUNT OR DESKTOP|
|FUJITSU M2488E||3490E DESKTOP|
|OVERLAND DATA TAPE EXPRESS L490E||3490E AUTOLOADER, 10 CARTRIDGE|
|PHILLIPS TD3610||3490E 3.0MB/S|
|M4 DATA M490E||3480 3490 3490E|
|MP SYSTEMS MP 8436F||3480 3490 3490E, 3.5.5/9.0MB/SEC|
|TANDEM 5196||36 TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE SUBSYSTEM, CRU ONLY, PACKAGED IN MSS MODULE|