IBM Magstar Multi Purpose MP3570

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IBM Magstar Multi Purpose MP3570




IBM Magstar MP Multi-Purpose 3570

Tape Subsystem
IBMs Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem created for the mid-sized storage arena is ideal for traditional backup and for applications where fast access to mass data is important. Magstar MP provides high performance for backup and other tape applications.  Data retrieval requests that require minutes on other tape devices take only seconds on Magstar MP.
Connectivity: Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystems provide a storage solution designed to function optimally with IBMs iSeries and AS/400, pSeries and RS/6000, xSeries and Netfinity servers, as well as non-IBM hardware and software systems including  HP-UX, NT, Sun , and Windows 2000.
Automation ready: Magstar MP 3570 is designed for automation from the heavy duty cartridge designed for repeated robotic handling to the broad family of library offerings that store from 140GB to 420GB (3:1 compression).

A modular solution that allows for expansion
Stand-alone or rack-mounted models
High performance for backup operations
I/O-intense operations
Multiple users
 IBM Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem specifications
Model C00 C01 C02 C11 C12
Drives 1 1 2 1 2
Cartridges - 20 20 20 20
Configuration* Drive only Stand-alone Stand-alone Rack-mounted Rack-Mounted
Sets a new standard for midrange tape performance for both backup and recovery of data
Features exclusive new Fast Access Linear Tape that provides faster data access than other tape technologies for current and emerging applications such as network storage management, data warehousing, and digital libraries
Supports new 7 GB (native) C-format XL data cartridges
Allows access to 420 GB of storage capacity with near-online performance (with 3:1 LZ1 data compression)
Delivers sustained data transfer performance of 7MB/sec (native) and up to 15MB/sec per drive or 100GB/hour per two-drive library (with maximum compression)
Offers unattended save operation
Supports industry-leading storage management offerings
Is backed by an industry-leading three-year warranty
Offers a library bar code reader
The IBM Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem provides a midrange tape storage solution that delivers high performance and unsurpassed reliability. This compact, integrated tape storage device expands the capability of tape processing by optimizing both read- and write-intensive operations. The Magstar MP 3570 attaches to AS/400, RS/6000, HP, Windows NT, Sun, and other SCSI-attached systems.
The Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem has been enhanced to support the 7 GB Magstar MP Fast Access Linear Tape C-format XL data cartridge and is backward read- and write-compatible with the 5 GB Magstar MP Fast Access Linear Tape B-format and C-format data cartridges. Existing Magstar MP 3570 5 GB Model C drives can be upgraded with this new feature.
Improved data integrity
The Magstar MP 3570 brings a new level of reliability and data integrity to the midrange environment and is specifically designed for:
  • Repeated tape load/unloads
  • Higher tape drive duty cycles
  • Increased overall mechanical reliability
  • Increased overall data reliability


Faster data performance
The Magstar MP 3570 is designed to operate at fast sustained data rates of up to 15MB per second (with maximum compression), satisfying the high-performance demands of today's midrange
computing environments. Its data transfer performance is also balanced to provide the fast data recall that satisfies the demand for responsive file retrievals for near-online applications and high data transfer performance for backup and recovery.

A Magstar MP 3570 library can have an unattended storage capacity of 140 to 420GB of data (with 3:1 data compression). The 3575 library expands capacity to 6.8TB (with 3:1 compression).
Unattended tape operations and higher storage capacity
Magstar MP technology is designed for integration with tape storage devices that provide unattended tape handling. Magstar MP tape subsystems can be installed for tape save/restore today and can later evolve into advanced storage management solutions that provide better combined use of disk and tape.

In unattended mode, the leading-edge characteristics of Magstar MP data retrieval are readily apparent. Data retrieval requests that require minutes on other tape devices take only seconds on Magstar MP, so you can use tape for near-online storage.

This is possible in part because of the patented new Magstar MP Fast Access Linear Tape Cartridge. The cartridge contains a self-enclosed tape path that eliminates time-consuming and cumbersome tape threading, loading, and unloading. In addition, the tape features an innovative new midpoint load design that dramatically reduces random search times.
Bar code reader
A bar code reader is standard on all Model C libraries. You can install this feature on existing libraries to help you identify and inventory cartridges faster and more efficiently.
Magstar MP 3575 Tape Library Dataserver
The IBM Magstar MP 3575 Tape Library Dataserver is a family of automated storage solutions using Magstar MP 3570 tape drives in larger unattended libraries. Five models are available, ranging from 420 GB to 6.8 TB of storage capacity (with 3:1 LZ1 compression). For more information, refer to the Magstar MP 3575 Tape Library Dataserver data sheet (G225-6726)
Magstar MP media
The Magstar MP media family consists of the following components:
  • Fast Access Linear Tape C-format XL data cartridge (part number 08L6663)
  • Fast Access Linear Tape cartridge (for Model B, part number 05H2462; for Model C, part number 08L6187)
  • Cleaning cartridge (part number 05H2463)
  • Cartridge magazine (part number 49G6598)
 IBM Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem specifications
Model C00 C01 C02 C11 C12
Drives 1 1 2 1 2
Cartridges - 20 20 20 20
Configuration* Drive only Stand-alone Stand-alone Rack-mounted Rack-Mounted
*Comes with black covers for stand-alone configurations and a black faceplate for rack-mounted models
LZ1 Compression   Standard    
Recording technique   Interleaved serpentine longitudinal
Number of tracks   128 tracks    
SCSI-11 differential interface Standard    
 Drive performance
Native sustained data rate 7.0MB/sec
Compressed sustained data rate 150MB/sec (maximum)
SCSI burst data rate 20MB/sec
Per cartridge: C-XL format: 7 GB to 21GB
C format: 5 GB to 15 GB (with 3:1 LZ1 compression)
Per 3570 library 140GB up to 420GB (with 3:1 LZ1 compression)
    Models C01/C02 Models C11/C12
Height 9.7 in 10.5in.
    247 mm 266 mm (6 EIA Units)
Width 19.0 in 17.5 in.
    4833 mm 444 mm
Depth 31.1 in 29.5 in.
    790 mm 748 mm
Weigh 88/89 lbs 52.9/63.9 lbs.
    39 kg/45 kg 24 kg/29 kg
 Operating environment
Temperature 60 to 90 F (16 to 32 C)
Relative humidity 8% to 80% non-condensing
Wet bulb 79 F (26 C) maximum
Heat output C01/C11: 256 BTU/hr
C02/C12: 478 BTU/hr
Power requirement 100-127 VAC or 200-240 VAC
Cycles 50-60 Hz auto-ranging








































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