IBM 3592 Tape Drives
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The IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A is designed to provide high capacity and performance for storing mission critical data. By offering significant advancements in capacity and data transfer rates, the 3592 Tape Drive helps address storage requirements that are often filled by two types of drives – those that provide fast access for data access and those that provide high capacity for backups. The 3592 Tape Drive handles both types of use, helping simplify your tape infrastructure. Additionally, the 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A offers Write Once, Read Many (WORM) functionality that is designed to help support data retention needs and applications requiring an audit trail.
The 3592 drive also helps protect your existing investment in tape automation by offering compatibility with the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 – in which it can coexist with 3490 and 3590 tape drives – and selected StorageTek Tape Libraries.
Supported on existing IBM and StorageTek automation
Offers native data transfer rate of up to 40MB/sec
Supports 60 and 300 GB rewritable and WORM cartridges
Supports fast access to data with 60 GB or 300 GB cartridge
- Native data transfer rate is nearly 3 times faster than a 3590H; 8 times faster than the fastest 3490E tape drive.
- A single cartridge can replace 375 3490E tapes, thirty 3590B tapes, 7.5 3590E or five 3590H cartridges.
- Small size allows you to install four 3592s in the same rack space as one 3590 tape drive.
- Requires half the power required by a 3590H and generates just 40% of the heat slashing power and cooling costs.
- Enterprise storage reliability exceeds all SDLT, LTO and 3490E based storage products.
- Multiple attachment options, including Fibre Channel, ESCON, and FICON.
Transfer Data Faster
The 3592-J1A Tape Drive supports a sustained native data transfer rate of 40 MB/sec. This increases data access speed, reducing backup and recovery times, as well as High Availability requirements.
Store Up to 900GB Per Tape
A 3592 can store 300GB of uncompressed data on one cartridge. At 3:1 compression, capacity triples to 900GB. This is the equivalent of five 3590H cartridges.
The 3592 uses a single media type-the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592-which can be reformatted as required.
Supply Item1 Capacity2 Part Number IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Data (JA)
E06 format: 640 GB (596.04 GiB)
E05 format: 500 GB (465.66 GiB)
J1A format: 300 GB (279.39 GiB)
18P7534 IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended Data (JB)
E07 format: 1600 GB (1490.12 GiB)
E06 format: 1000 GB (931.32 GiB)
E05 format: 700 GB (651.93 GiB)
23R9830 IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Advanced Data (JC) E07 format: 4000 GB (3725.29 GiB) 46X7452 IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Economy (JJ)
E06 format: 128 GB (119.21 GiB)
E05 format: 100 GB (93.13 GiB)
J1A format: 60 GB (58.88 GiB)
24R0316 IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Advanced Economy (JK) E07 format: 500 GB (465.66 GiB) 46X7453
Choose The Best Connection for You
The 3592 is designed to integrate easily into IBM Enterprise Tape Library 3494, StorageTek 9310 Powderhorn Tape Library or a stand-alone rack.
It also attaches readily to these computers and operating systems:
- IBM iSeries AS/400
- IBM pSeries RS/6000
- IBM pSeries
- IBM AIX
- IBM OS/400
- Microsoft Windows 2000, NT, Server 2003, XP
- Sun Solaris
To use the 3592-J1A with zSeries servers, S/390 servers, IBM OS/390, VSE/ESA, z/OS, z/VM operating systems you will need a IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3590 Model A60 or Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70. The 3592 Model J70 creates the bridge between the 3592 tape drive and the IBM server ESCON and FICON interfaces.
The 3592 Model J70 Controller enables up to twelve 3592-J1As and as many as eight ESCON server attachments and up to four FICON server attachments. The maximum channel speed for ESCON attachments is 17MB/sec simplex; maximum distance (direct-attach) is 1.8 miles. FICON, of course, runs both faster (2GB/sec full-duplex) and farther 6.2 miles.
IBM 3592 Tape Drives available in Generic Tabletop and Rackmount Enclosures
TS1140 – 3592-E07 tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s
TS1130 – 3592-E06 tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s
TS1120 – 3592-E05 tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s
3592-J1A tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s
Tabletop – Front and Rear
Desktop or Rackmount – Dual Drives, Front and Rear
Tape length (m)
3592 J1A drive
640 GB read only