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Fujitsu M8100

M8100

The M8100, Fujitsu’s 128-track half inch cartridge tape drive, is a new generation tape drive to meet the critical mission data environment needs for high speed, large capacity and full format compatibility with IBM® 3590™ Magstar™.

The M8100, Fujitsu’s 128-track half inch cartridge tape drive, is a new generation tape drive to meet the critical mission data environment needs for high speed, large capacity and full format compatibility with IBM® 3590™ Magstar™.The M8100 transfer rate (13.5MB/s Native) is 4.5 MB/s faster than the IBM 3590 Magstar (9.0MB/s Native). In addition, the M8100 boasts a Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) rating of 100,000 hours, among the highest in the industry, and is covered by a two-year limited warranty. Utilizing Fujitsu’s state of the art design technology, the bezel and cartridge opening are the same form factor and location as previous Fujitsu half-inch cartridge tape drives.Moreover, the new high density read/write magnetic tape head creates increased recording density and the highly reliable tracking control system achieves greater track density. The formatter and Ultra-SCSI host interface are integrated into the same 8-inch form factor drive cabinet. Therefore, tape drive systems currently using the Fujitsu half-inch cartridge tape drive series, can be easily upgraded with the new M8100 for increased capacity and performance with less integration investment.With these new technologies and Fujitsu’s reputation for high quality tape products, the M8100 is the perfect solution for mission critical data environments as well as a various range of applications for near-line transaction and back-up streaming modes.

 

  • High capacity transfer rate: 10GB – 13.5MB/S (Native)
  • IBM™ Magstar™ 3590™ format compatibility
  • Same form factor as current Fujitsu half-inch tape drives
Features M8100

Mode

IBM3590 Compatible Mode

 

Recording

 

 

          Tracks

Total tracks: 128
Read Write tracks: 16

          Capacity/media (GB)

10

 

          Media type

3590

          Maximum length of media (feet)

1100 ft.

          Bit density (BPI)

86,360 BPI

 

          Data compression

3:1

Performance

 

          Streaming speed

3.0 M/S

 

          Search/rewind speed

6.0 M/S

          H x W x D

5 x 8.5 x 19.7 (in.)
127 x 217 x 600 (mm)

          Power consumption

120 W

Controller (embedded)

 

          Transfer rate
Sustained (MB/s)
Burst (MB/s)


13.5 MB/s
40.0 MB/s

 

Automatic Cartridge Loading Feature

 

ACL

FACL

Number of Cartridges

5/10

7

Native capacity

100GB (at 10 Cartridges)

70GB

 

Read/Write Compatibility Matrix

Model 18-Track 18-Track (compressed) 36-Track 128-Track
Read Write Read Write Read Write Read Write
Fujitsu
M8100             X X
M2485K/N X   X   X X    
M2483K/N X   X   X X    
M2488C X   X   X X    
M2488E X X X X X X    
M2485H X X X X        
M2483H X X X X        
M2485B X X            
M2483B X X            
M2481B X X