The 3490-D32 is an 18-track, 1 Control Unit,
2-drive, tape subsystem. The Model D32 is a
member of the IBM 3490 Magnetic Tape Subsystem,
extending the reliability, performance, and
operational efficiency of cartridge technology
to a broad range of mid-range systems customers.
The D32 is a two-drive unit with its own
integrated control unit and power supply. It is
fully compatible with the existing 3480 family.
This model has a larger, improved integrated
message display to indicate drive status. As
with the 3480 A22/B22, the D32 can support a
channel data rate of up to 4.5Mb/sec. The
optional Automatic Cartridge Loader and the
Improved Data Recording Capability features can
be installed to enhance system and operational
IBM 3490 Tape
The IBM 3490 is a family of Magnetic Tape Subsystems
designed to provide significant tape subsystem
performance and cartridge capacity improvements.
The 3490 Magnetic Tape Subsystem family offers
solutions to business requirements in the areas of
adaptability, maintenance, reliability and
availability, usability, and exploitation. All 3490
Magnetic Tape Subsystems can attach to multiple
processors and are supported by MVS, VM, AIX/ESA*,
AIX/6000*, and OS/400*.
The IBM 3490 family's innovative packaging
provides environmental characteristics that are far
superior to those of previous tape technologies.