IBM 3480 magnetic tape subsystem

The IBM 3480 (two drives in front) and IBM 3420 (two drives in back) Tape Drives

The IBM 3480 (two drives in front) and IBM 3420 (two drives in back) Tape Drives
The IBM 3480 (two drives in front) and IBM 3420 (two drives in back) Tape Drives


The following is the text of an IBM Information Systems Group press fact sheet distributed on March 22, 1984.



Characteristics IBM 3480 IBM 3420 (model 8)
Nominal Data Rate
3MB/sec
1.25MB/sec
Recording Density
About 38,00 bytes/in.
6,250 bytes/in.
Drive System
Reel To Reel Servo Control
Vacuum Columns
Media
½" Chromium Dioxide
½" Iron Oxide
Magnetic Head
Thin Film
Laminated
Tape Container
about 4" x 5" x 1" Cartridges
l0-½" Reels
Format
18 Tracks
9 Tracks
Capacity (24K block size)
200MB
165MB
Data Buffering
Yes (512KB)
No
Microprocessor Control
Yes
No
Recommended Cleaning
Once/Week
Once/Shift

3-3 of 3 pages | Previous