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Archive Appliances

Back-up and Recovery Appliances 

REO 1000

  REO 4000

   REO 9000


9 Track Tape Drives

18 Track Tape Drives

36 Track Tape Drives

Protected Storage Appliances

Ultimus I

Ultimus II


Tape Autoloader Options:

ARCvault™ 12 Autoloader

Tape Library Options:

ARCvault™ 24 Library

ARCvault™ 48 Library



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Small/Medium Business
Tape Drives - SDLT 320, LTO-2

Small/Medium Business
LoaderXpress - SDLT 320, LTO-2, LTO-3

Installation & Services

Small/Medium Business
PowerLoader - SDLT 320, LTO-2, LTO-3
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

Small/Medium Business
NEO Series 2000 - SDLT 320, SDLT 600, LTO-2, LTO-3
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

Large Data Center
NEO Series 4000 - SDLT 320, SDLT 600, LTO-2, LTO-3
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

Large Data Center
NEO Series 8000 - SDLT 600, LTO-2, LTO-3
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services
Primary Storage Appliances

Ultamus -

Installation & Services

Disk-Based Backup and Recovery Appliances
REO 1000 Disk-Based Loader

Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

REO 4000 Backup and Recovery Appliances
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

REO 9000 Backup and Recovery Appliances
Upgrades and Accessories
Installation & Services

Overland T480 3480 3480 OVERLAND T480
T490 3480 3480 OVERLAND T490
L490 3490 3490 OVERLAND L490
T490E 3480 3480 OVERLAND T490E
L490E 3490 3490 OVERLAND L490E
3490E 3490E

Overland Data T480 18 Track
Overland Data T490 3480/90 18 Track
Overland Data T490E 36 Track
Overland Data L490 3480/90 18 Track 10 Slot

Overland Data L490E 36 Track 10 Slot
Overland Data L60E 36 Track and Library

Model 5622

Ideal for Data Interchange

375 KB/second sustained transfer rate
Industry-standard 9 track data interchange
25,000-hour MTBF
Easy integration into most computer systems
1 MB on-board cache memory
Self-test diagnostic on power-up
Compact, low-profile 3-1/2 inch height
Auto-load feature ensures easy operation
Weighs just 30 lbs. (13.5 kg)

Model 5622 9 track drives offer the high performance and reliability of mainframe and minicomputer 9 track systems in a sleek, low-profile package that fits beautifully into the modern office. What's more, they run so quietly that their operational noise level is too low to be measured in a normal office environment.

Performance is maximized for desktop computers by 1 MB of built-in cache, a level of caching commonly seen only in larger, more expensive tape drives. This ensures a constant, steady flow of data to your host system; up to 22 MB per minute sustained, with burst rates up to 1 MB per second.

Tape tension is controlled by a microprocessor and custom reel motors--at tensions below those of most other drives, meaning minimal wear on your tapes. Using an exclusive adaptive read retry logic, the microprocessor automatically increases tape tension to improve the readability of marginal and creased tapes--just to the point that allows these tapes to be read. The result is extremely gentle and precise tape handling, keeping new tapes "newer" and letting old tapes be used with greater reliability.

The Model 5622 tape drive can be used anywhere--the auto ranging power supply automatically adjusts to all standard line voltages worldwide. This, plus small size and weight, make these drives perfect partners anywhere in the world.

DMT2620A 9 TRACK PERTEC 800/1600/6250BPI
DMT2620C 9 TRACK SCSI 800/1600/6250BPI

DEC TKZ60, TKZ61, TKZ62, TKZ64 3480 / 3490 / 3490E

CIPHER M990 9 TRACK PERTEC 800/1600/6250BPI
CIPHER M990-S 9 TRACK SCSI 800/1600/6250BPI
CIPHER M995-C 9 TRACK PERTEC 800/1600/6250BPI
CIPHER M995S 9 TRACK SCSI 800/1600/6250BPI

Fujitsu M2481 A & B
Fujitsu M2483B $450
Fujitsu M2483H 3480/90 18 Track
Fujitsu M2483K 36 Track
Fujitsu M2483KE 36 Track
Fujitsu M2483N 36 Track
Fujitsu M2485B 18 Track
Fujitsu M2485H
Fujitsu M2485K
Fujitsu M2485N
Fujitsu M2488
Fujitsu M2488C 36 Track
Fujitsu M2488E 36 Track Write 18

Fujitsu M1016B SCSI Tape Controller
Fujitsu M1016BD SCSI - DIFF Tape Controller
Fujitsu M1016BDE SCSI - DIFF Tape Controller (CMPR)
Fujitsu M1016BE SCSI Tape Controller (CMPR)
Fujitsu M1017BD SCSI - DIFF Tape Controller
Fujitsu M1017BDE SCSI - DIFF Tape Controller (CMPR)
Fujitsu M2481 3480 1.5MB/S
Fujitsu M2481 A11 Auto Cartridge Loader
Fujitsu M2481S02E 3490 Dual Drive Table Top (CMPR)
Fujitsu M2483B / M2485B 3480 Rackmount & Desktop
Fujitsu M2483H / M2485H 3490 Tape Drives
Fujitsu M2483K/N / M2485K/N 3490E Rackmount
Fujitsu M2488 3480 / 3490 / 3490E 36-Track
Fujitsu M2488C 3490E Desktop
Fujitsu M2488E 3490E Desktop
Fujitsu M8100 3590, 128-Track

HP 88780A 9 TRACK PERTEC 1600/6250BPI
HP 88780B 9 TRACK PERTEC 1600/6250BPI
HP 88780B 9 TRACK SCSI 1600/6250BPI

IBM 3490E 3490E Models F00, F01, F11, FCO and FIA
IBM Magstar 3590 B11 / B1A 128-Track, 3590 tape drives
IBM Magstar 3590 E11 / E1A 256-Track, 3590E tape drives
IBM 3590 H1A

JVC (Victor Data Systems) 8418 600MB Capacity w/compression
JVC (Victor Data Systems) 8436
JVC (Victor Data Systems) 8436F
JVC (Victor Data Systems) 3590 3590, 9Mb/second

KENNEDY 9600 9 TRACK SCSI 800/1600BP
KENNEDY 9600A 9 TRACK SCSI 800/1600/3200BPI

M4 DATA 9906 9 TRACK SCSI 1600 / 6250 BPI
M4 DATA 9903 9 TRACK PERTEC / SCSI 800/1600/3200 BPI
M4 DATA 9905 9 TRACK PERTEC / SCSI 800/1600/3200 BPI
M4 DATA 9914 9 TRACK PERTEC / SCSI 800/1600/6250BPI

M4 Data M490E 3480 / 3490 / 3490E
M4 Data M490L 3490 Autolibrary

MP Tapes 8418 600MB Capacity w/compression
MP Tapes 8436 2.4GB Capacity w/compression

ODI 5622 9 TRACK SCSI 1600 / 6250 BPI

Overland Data Tape Express L490 18/36 Track w/10 Cartridge Autoloader
Overland Data Tape Express L490E 3490E Autoloader, 10 Cartridge
Overland Data Tape Express T490E 3490E Tape Drives

Philips TD3610 36 Track
Philips TD3620 36 Track/7 Slot
Philips TD3630 36 Track/4 Slot


Storagetek STC 4220 Single Drive Unit - SCSI
Storagetek STC 4280 Single Drive Unit - SCSI
Storagetek STC 4280 Single Drive Unit- SCSI w/ICRC Compression
Storagetek STC 4288 Single Drive Unit - SCSI - FIPS (IBM)

Tandem 5190ACL 18 Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, ACL equipped CRU
Tandem 5190 18 Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, CRU Only
Tandem 5191ACL 18 Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, ACL equipped CRU, Packaged in MSS Module
Tandem 5191 18 Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, CRU Only, Packaged in MSS Module
Tandem 5194 36-Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, CRU only
Tandem 5196 36-Track Tape Cartridge Subsystem, CRU only, Packaged in MSS Module

Tandem 5190 3480/90 18 Track 7 Slot
Tandem 5194 36 Track 7 Slot

Xcerta Quad 9 track SCSI / PERTEC 800, 1600, 3200 and 6250 bpi


CTS9840 3480 / 3490E SCSI/FC 20/80 GB

IBM 3480 Family

The 3480 tape format is a computer storage magnetic tape format invented by IBM. Half inch tapes are spooled onto 4-by-5-by-1 inch data cartridges containing a single reel. The takeup reel is embedded inside the tape drive. Because of their speed, reliability, durability and low media cost, these tape drives are still in high demand. A hallmark of the genre is transferability. Tapes recorded with one tape drive are generally readable on another drive, even if the tape drives were built by different manufacturers.

Tape drives conforming with the IBM 3480 product family specification were manufactured by a variety of vendors from 1984 to 2004. Core manufacturers included IBM, Fujitsu, M4 Data, Overland Data, StorageTek and Victor Data Systems (VDS). Various models of these tape drives were also marketed under other brands, including DEC, MP Tapes, Philips, Plasmon, Qualstar, Tandem, and Xcerta.

IBM designated all versions of 3480 and 3490E tape drives as members of the 3480 Product Family.

Tape drives built for the 3480 were initially designed for mainframe computers. Therefore, the first 3480 tape drives communicated through a bus and taginterface. Later models were able to take advantage of ESCON and high voltage SCSI interfaces. The advent of the SCSI interface made it possible to connect 3480 family tape drives to personal computers, which enabled mainframe-to-pc data exchange.

The first 3480 tape drives were introduced in 1984. The IBM 3480 was the first tape drive to employ thin-film heads, as well as the first to use chromium dioxide tape.

It was also distinguished by a relatively high data transfer rate: 3 megabytes per second. This was because it was able to read and write linear data across 18 recording tracks simultaneously, or 38,000 bytes per inch of tape. As IBM's prior technology employed 9 recording tracks and achieved only 6,250 bytes per inch of tape, the 3480 format was greeted as a major breakthrough: 200 megabytes of data per tape.

While IBM offered 3480 tape drives with bus and tag interfaces, other manufacturers sold models with SCSI interfaces.

3480 IDRC
In 1986, IBM added a hardware-based data compression option: Improved Data Recording Capability (IDRC). A 3480 tape drive with IDRC could record up to 400 megabytes on a single tape. The 3480 IDRC format is also commonly known as the 3490 recording format.

A 3480 tape drive with IDRC uses the same data cartridges as a standard 3480 tape drive. It can read and write standard 3480 tapes.

IBM introduced the 3490E tape drive in 1991. Its 36-track head was able to record 800 megabytes of data on a single tape. The IDRC option allowed it to record up to 2400 megabytes on a single extended tape. The last 36-track tape drive manufacturer, VDS, discontinued production late in 2004, after IBM announced that it would no longer supply 36-track thin film tape heads.

3490E tape drives were available from a variety of manufacturers with bus and tag, ESCON, or high voltage SCSI interfaces, and were capable of data transfer speeds up to 20MB per second.

While 3490E data cartridges are the same dimensions as 3480 cartridges, the tape media is not the same. 3490E tape is pre-formatted for 36-track recording heads, instead of 18-track recording heads. Nevertheless, 3480 tape drives can record on 3490E media.

Some 3490E tape drives are able to read tapes recorded by 3480 tape drives. Others can also write tapes that can be read by 3480 tape drives. But many 3490E tape drives can only read/write 36-track tapes.

Evolution of the IBM 3480 Product Family Format Intro Date Capacity (MB) Tracks
3480 1984 200 18
3480 IDRC 1986 400 18
3490E 1991 800 36
3490E IDRC 1992 2400 36

Beyond 3480
The 3480 magnetic tape format family has been superseded by the 3590 magnetic tape format family, which is distinguished much higher transfer rates and densities. Tape head sizes at this writing: 128-track, 256-track and 384-track. IBM's name for these drives is Magstar. StorageTek markets them as the T9840 series.


































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