IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

High-capacity tape media designed for reliability

Highlights

Today’s enterprise data centers (DCs) face unprecedented data protection challenges. They must satisfy increasing demands for data retention, security and availability while working with reduced budgets. IBM® 3592 tape cartridges are designed to help enterprise DCs address these challenges.

Investment protection

With enterprise tape libraries holding thousands of cartridges, the affordability of keeping the technology current can be significantly impacted by the cost of upgrading the tape media. IBM 3592 tape cartridges support media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges. That means existing media cartridges achieve both improved performance and capacity which helps you mitigate the impact of a tape subsystem upgrade.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Media reuse and up-formatting
Reinforced cartridge
Partitioning/IBM Spectrum Archive
Virtual backhitch support*
Industry standard encryption*
High resolution tape directory
Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS)*
Scaled media
Economy cartridge
Data safe mode
Characteristics
Weight 239 g (8.4 oz) Toxicity Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Estimated archive life Up to 30 years Flammability Self-extinguishing per UL94
Load/unload 20,000 load, unload and initialisation cycles Temperature 16°C - 32°C (60°F - 90°F)
Dimensions 24.5 mm H × 109 mm W × 125 mm D (0.97 in. × 4.3 in. × 4.9 in.) Wet bulb maximum 23°C (73.4°F)
Warranty Limited lifetime: Free from manufacturing and material defects useful life of product Relative humidity (RH) 20% - 80%
Tape length JD/JZ: 1,072 m nominal (3,527 ft)
JK: 146 m nominal (479 ft)
JL: 281 m nominal (922 ft)
JJ/JR: 246 m nominal (807 ft)
JB/JX: 825 m nominal (2,706 ft)
JC/JY: 880 m nominal (2,887 ft) JA/JW: 610 m nominal (2,001 ft)  
Cartridge capacities
  TS1140 TS1150 TS1155
  JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX JC/JY JK JC/JY JK JD/JZ JL JC/JY JK JD/JZ JL
Native Capacity (GB)
Gen 1 mode 60** 300**                      
Gen 2 mode 100** 500** 700**                    
Gen 3 mode 128** 640** 1,000                    
Gen 4 mode     1,600 4,000 500 4,000 500     4,000** 500**    
Gen 5 mode           7,000 900 10,000 2,000 7,000 900 10,000 2,000
Gen 5A mode                       15,000 3,000
Cartridge capacities
Drive type 3592 J1A TS1120 TS1130
Cartridge type JJ/JR JA/JW JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX
Native capacity (GB)
Gen 1 mode 60 300 60 300   60 300  
Gen 2 mode     100 500 700 100 500 700
Gen 3 mode           128 640 1,000

Note: Compressed capacities vary by operating system and drive model compression performance

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