Cartridge Tape Drives
performance and flexibility of configuration has proved this range
of drives a most cost effective 3480/90/90E solution to the users
of virtually all midrange computers, Unix workstation and PC/Windows
drives offer high-speed data access and rapid transfer rates in
a compact tape drive. Engineered for reliability and ease of use,
the unit is as much at home in the harsh operating environments
of oceanographic survey ships as it is in the modern office computer
in single drive or autoloader variants, the small physical footprint
of the device enables two drives to be fitted side by side in
a standard 19" rack.
The ITL 3480/90/90E series tape drive is available in a variety
of configurations to accommodate a range of customer requirements.
Both desktop and rackmount models are available with the following
features and functions :
Cartridge Loader (ACL) - provides the sequential or random accessing
of up to ten cartridges to support the unattended processing of
24 Gigabytes of data
Personality Modules (IPM) - interchangeable SCSI interfaces allow
the drive to be connected to almost all host computer platforms
for maximum compatibility and to cover future requirements.
Data 'Twin Peaks'
series 3490E Cartridge Tape
manufacturer with the highest reputation in the field of data
storage, this 3490E tape drive has been designed to withstand
use in heavy duty cycle applications. Construction is substantial
and robust with extended life motors, the simple and reliable
loading mechanism making the M490 the choice for the worlds'
largest producer of tape library systems.
M490E Standalone Drive
This 36-Track device offers a full range of high-end features.
Super-fast performance, an 18-Track read/write facility and
a full range of connectivity options (including FIPS) makes
the M490E suitable for PC systems through to mainframes.
patented air bearings and pressurised read/write head place this
drive in a class all of its own. These systems ensure that the
tape 'floats' on air at all times, thereby eliminating friction
and stiction - making tape wear a thing of the past. The air film
is maintained whenever tape is loaded, even when stationary -
and for additional data integrity the air system vacuums away
any media debris and traps it in a filtration unit.
drive can be used horizontally or vertically, in a rack-mount
or desktop configuration. For scalability, the standard unit can
easily upgraded to a M490L library system or be utilised in other
combines the strengths of the M490E drive with an innovative
robotic loader to give easy access to an impressive 15 cartridges,
able to store 36GB of data on standard 3490E tape media in desktop
managed twin 7 cartridge magazines can be loaded independently
without affecting the read/write operation of the unit, so continuous
backup is an easy procedure. A separate priority access slot
enables an additional data or cleaning cartridge to be loaded
or retrieved without disturbing the magazines. Loading and unloading
is fast and simple.
M490L is available in desktop and industry standard rack-mount
versions. For the simplest system integration the unit can select
cartridges sequentially, in which case the host sees it as one
large capacity drive. However, for real flexibility the unit
can be configured as a small library - allowing it to be used
as a mass storage device with fast, near line access.