IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

High-capacity tape media designed for reliability

Cartridge capacities when used with TS1140 Tape Drives
Cartridge type JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX JC/JY JK
Native capacity
Gen 1 mode          
Gen 2 mode     700 GB    
Gen 3 mode     1 TB    
Gen 4 mode     1.6 TB 4 TB 500 GB
Open system capacity (2:1 compression)
Gen 1 mode          
Gen 2 mode     1.4 TB    
Gen 3 mode     2 TB    
Gen 4 mode     3.2 TB 8 TB 1 TB
System z capacity (3:1 compression)
Gen 1 mode          
Gen 2 mode     2.1 TB    
Gen 3 mode     3 TB    
Gen 4 mode     4.8 TB 12 TB 1.5 TB
Characteristics
Long-length durability 300 full file passes
Short-length durability 40,000 cycles at ambient
Load/unload 20,000 load, unload and initialization cycles
Estimated archive life Up to 30 years
Warranty Limited lifetime: Free from manufacturing and material defects useful life of product
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 24.5 mm H x 109 mm W x 125 mm D (0.97 in. x 4.3 in x 4.9 in.)
Weight 239 g (8.4 oz)
Tape length JK: xxx Ft nominal (610 m)
 
JC/JY: xxx Ft nominal (825 m)
 
Operating environment
Temperature  
Relative humidity 16° to 32°C (60° to 90°F)
Wet bulb maximum 23°C (73.4°F)
Safety characteristics
Toxicity Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability Self-extinguishing per UL94
  Cartridge capacities when used with 3592 J1A Tape Drives Cartridge capacities when used with TS1120 Tape Drives Cartridge capacities when used with TS1130 Tape Drives
Cartridge Type JJ/JR JA/JW JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX JJ/JR JA/JW JB/JX
Native Capacity
Gen 1 mode 60 GB 300 GB 60 GB 300 GB    60 GB 300 GB   
Gen 2 mode       100 GB 500 GB 700 GB 100 GB 500 GB 700 GB
Gen 3 mode                128 GB 640 GB 1 TB
Open system capacity (2:1 compression)
Gen 1 mode 120 GB 600 GB 120 GB 600 GB    120 GB 600 GB   
Gen 2 mode       200 GB 1 TB 1.4 TB 200 GB 1 TB 1.4 TB
Gen 3 mode                256 GB 1.28 TB 2 TB
System z capacity (3:1 compression)
Gen 1 mode 180 GB 900 GB 180 GB 900 GB    180 GB 900 GB   
Gen 2 mode       300 GB 1.5 TB 2.1 TB 300 GB 1.5 TB 2.1 TB
Gen 3 mode                384 GB 1.92 TB 3 TB
Characteristics
Long-length durability 300 full file passes
Short-length durability 40,000 cycles at ambient
Load/unload 20,000 load, unload and initialization cycles
Estimated archive life Up to 30 years
Warranty Limited lifetime: Free from manufacturing and material defects useful life of product
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 24.5 mm H x 109 mm W x 125 mm D (0.97 in. x 4.3 in. x 4.9 in.)
Weight 239 g (8.4 oz)
Tape Length JA: 2001 Ft nominal (610 m)
JB/JX: 2706 Ft nominal (825 m)
Operating environment
Temperature   
Relative humidity 16° to 32°C (60° to 90°F)
Wet bulb maximum 23°C (73.4°F)
Safety characteristics
Toxicity Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability Self-extinguishing per UL94

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