The 3490-E11 is a rack-mount version. See the
Model E01 for the table-top version. This
Enhanced Capability model is a substantially
lower priced 3490E tape subsystem designed for
the RS/6000* and AS/400*. The 3490E family of
tapes are the fastest, most reliable tape
systems available from IBM for AS/400 and for
RS/6000. It includes a seven cartridge Cartridge
Stack Loader, a 16-bit, fast-and-wide,
SCSI-Differential Interface, a 3490E tape
transport, and an integrated control unit. The
maximum effective throughput is up to 6.5MB per
second. The seven-cartridge Cartridge Stack
Loader provides an automated, unattended backup
capacity of up to 16.8 GB with compressible
data. Uncompressed, the capacity is up to 5.6
GB. Compression is provided by the 3490E's IDRC
data compression hardware.
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.