The IBM 3590 models B1A, E1A, and H1A (no loader) are designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos. A 3494 with the 3590 E1A drive capacity is up to 1,122TB*
High performance tape drives for automated tape libraries
Designed for use in the 3494 Tape Library, Virtual Tape Server and other automated tape libraries for up to 150GB per hour of compressed backup per tape drive
Two tape drive models to choose from for automation providing capacity and performance options
Model B1A supports up to 20GB per cartridge and 9MB/second data rate uncompressed.
Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed.
Model H1A supports up to 60GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed
The 3590 models B11, E11, and H11 (loader)are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF).
The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives to be used as a mini-library with access up to 1.8TB* of data.
The 3590 B11/ E11/H11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A/H11 for use in a fully automated library system
Mini – library support for distributed stand alone server environments
10 slot cartridge auto loader for sequential or random access to up to 1.8TB of compressed data
Ease of use
Integrated operator / service display showing device status, activities, error conditions and messages
|IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 at a glance|
The 3590 Model B11, E11 and H11 are frame- or rack-mounted and incorporate a 10-cartridge Automated Cartridge Facility (ACF) for high-capacity (up to 1.8TB for the Model H11) unattended operation.
The 3590 Model B1A, E1A and H1A are designed to be used in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494, and IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frame.
With the 3590 Model B11, E11 or H11, cartridges are loaded into and unloaded from the ACF in a convenient, portable 10- cartridge magazine. The ACF has multiple modes of operationÑaccumulate, automatic, manual and system–all of which can be selected from the operator display. 3590 Tape Drives feature an operator/service display showing device status, activities, error conditions and messages.
|Benefits designed to provide:||Highlights|
|•||Multiple models for flexible configurations||•||3590 Models B11, E11, and H11 for standalone “mini” library configurations in racks and frames or Models B1A, E1A, and H1A as part of the 3494 Tape Library|
|•||Outstanding performance for improved backup window management and increased productivity||•||Up to 42MB per second or 150GB per hour sustained data throughput (3590 Model E Fibre Channel drive with 3:1 compression)|
|•||Native SAN connections for high speed tape data processing, drive sharing, and storage consolidation||•||3590 Model E and H drives can be configured with dual Fibre ports for up to 100MB per second bus data burst rates, drive sharing capabilities, and SAN failover support for AIX servers1|
|•||Native FICON connectivity for high performance and a reduction in tape operation infrastructure||•||3590 Model A60, in addition to ESCON, now provides native FICON connections for selected zSeries and S/390 servers. One FICON connection can do similar work as four ESCON connections|
|•||Silo compatible attachment for enhanced connectivity options||•||3590 Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frames are implemented in StorageTek Silo tape libraries for multiple computing environments including SCSI, Fibre, ESCON or Native FICON|
|•||An option for a 3590 Model B to Model E or H field upgrades for more performance and capacity or an option for a 3590 Model B to Model H field upgrades for more capacity||•||Upgrade a Model B to a Model E and get up to double the capacity on existing cartridges and up to 50% more performance potential.|
|•||Upgrade a Model B to a Model H and get up to triple the capacity on existing cartridges and up to 50% more performance potential.||•||Upgrade a Model E to a Model H and get up to 50 percent more capacity on existing cartridges with the same performance.|
|1AIX High Availability Failover provides an exclusive failover mechanism in the AIX tape device driver that allows you to configure multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment to E and H Model Tape Drives having Fibre Channel Attachment. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically provide error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This allows you flexibility in SAN configuration, availability and management.|