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3590 tape drive

3590 is an IBM format for tape drives. With this format, the data is recorded in the longitudinal track method. 3590 was a widely used format in the mainframe sector, it worked with 16 tracks, had a storage capacity of 10 GB with a data transfer rate of 9 MB/s. Because of DLT-like technology, cartridges and drives are considered to be very reliable with long lifetime.

IBM's 3592 tape drives are primarily used in data centers.

Englisch: 3590 tape drive
Updated at: 18.02.2009
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Links: data, longitudinal track method, mainframe, sector, capacity (C)
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