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IBM 3590 E1A Tape Drive

IBM 3590 Tape Drive Model E1A

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model E1A comes without the The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model E1A comes without the ibm-3590-e1a-4.jpgACF and is designed to go into the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494ACF and is designed to go into the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494. It can also go in the IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Tape Drive Frame 3590 Model C12 or C14 for attachment to a StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS). This model can be ordered with either an integrated SCSI-3 controller with two ports that support a 16-bit, fast-and-wide, Ultra SCSI differential interface or a dual ported Fibre Channel attachment interface. The Model E1A tape drive has a 14 MB/second native data rate (with compression up to 40 MB/second sustained data rate with Fibre Channel).
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IBM 3590-E1A Tape Drive Highlights:

  •     Offers multiple attachment options, including Fibre Channel, Ultra SCSI, ESCON, and FICON
  •     Includes large capacity cartridges, which can reduce the number of cartridges required and tape mounts
  •     Provides an 10-cartridge random-access library with magazine for quicker loading and unattended operations
  •     Extends the capacity and performance of automated tape libraries, such as the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494
  •     Can be configured in stand-alone frames or racks, or in automated library solutions including StorageTek Automated Cartridge Systems
  •     Supported by the industry-leading IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server
  •     Provides significant improvement in reliability
  •     Reduces floor space required
  •     Can reduce overall operations costs
  •     Has become a 1/2" tape industry standard
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