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The IBM 3590 models E1A designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos.

Also available as Standalone – call Sunstar Company, Inc. (310) 330-2900 for information.

  • Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed.

IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 at a glance
Model Number
3590 characteristics
LZ1 compression Standard
Number of tracks 256
Cartridge capacity, native in GB 20
Cartridge capacity, compressed in GB1 60
Extended cartridge native in GB 40
Extended cartridge compressed in GB1 120
Maximum drive rate 14MB/sec
Drive interface Dual SCSI or Dual Fiber

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).

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.

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523