IBM 3590 model A14

IBM 3590 model A14

IBM 3590 model A14
The IBM 3590 High Performance Tape Subsystem Model A14 is a frame box that can be attached to a 3495 Tape Library Dataserver or used for non-library attachment of the 3590 to ES/9000 and ES/3090 systems. Announced in April 1995, the 3590 can be used to create tapes for archive files, backup and restore systems in case of system/disk problems, store high-capacity sequential application data sets, and provide off-site data storage for disaster recovery. It allows higher performance up to 20MB a second and uses a larger capacity cartridge -- over 30GB with compressible data.