Sunstar Company, Inc.


IBM 3592 Tape Cartridges are designed to work with the first-generation IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A (3592 J1A tape drive) and the second-generation IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (TS1120 Tape Drive).

Cartridges are available in three lengths and in either re-writeable or Write Once, Read Many (WORM) formats.

The short length 3592 JJ/JR cartridges provide rapid access to data and the standard length 3592 JA/JW cartridges provide high capacity.

The 3592 Extended Data JB and Extended WORM JX 700GB high capacity cartridges support TS1120 tape drives only.

Rewritable cartridges The first-generation 3592 J1A tape drive can initialize short length JJ cartridges to 60GB and initialize

Services Available:

Secure Data Eradication

Media Degaussing

Call (800) 663-5523 for more information.



Degaussing is a process that reverses the polarity of the magnetic particles. This process erases data and servo tracks, in the event the tapes being erased use servo track technology. Media products such as 3480, 3490e, DLT, SDLT can be degaussed and the media reused. However, 3590, LTO, 9840 and 9940 cartridges cannot be degaussed without destroying the servo track(s). For these media types Recertification requires data destruction using modern methods which do not destroy the servo tracks.

The LTO5 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium5) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives   Please call us at (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and on occasion we have New units in inventory.


For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

LTO5 Tape Drives

LTO6 Tape Drives 

Sunstar Company purchased used media. Do you have media that you no longer have a need for?

Please call Sunstar Company, Inc. at (800) 663-5523 – Minimum of 50pcs. In no time you should know what we are prepared to pay for the batch.

We have a need for the following media.

LTO: LTO6   LTO5   LTO4  LTO3 

3592: JA  JB  JC



Minimum 50pcs.