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Leagacy Tape Drives

m2488e

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

 

Model Description
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