The 3588-F3A IBM 400/800GB LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is a high-performance tape storage solution that offers businesses reliable and secure backup capabilities. This internal tape drive can easily connect to a host computer via a Fibre Channel interface and provides a storage capacity of up to 800GB of uncompressed data. In this article, we will discuss the key features of the 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive, its specifications, and benefits.
The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive comes with several key features that make it an ideal choice for businesses that require reliable backup solutions.
High Storage Capacity: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive provides a storage capacity of up to 800GB of uncompressed data on a single cartridge. This high storage capacity makes it an ideal choice for businesses that deal with large amounts of data on a regular basis.
Fast Data Transfer Rates: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive provides fast data transfer rates of up to 80 MB/s (uncompressed). This makes it possible for businesses to quickly and efficiently backup and restore large amounts of data.
Compatibility: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Unix. This compatibility ensures that businesses can use the device with their existing infrastructure without the need for additional hardware or software.
Encryption: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive supports encryption to ensure the security of the data stored on the tapes. This encryption feature protects sensitive data and ensures that it cannot be accessed by unauthorized users.
The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive has the following specifications:
- Storage Capacity: 800GB (uncompressed) per cartridge
- Data Transfer Rate: Up to 80MB/s (uncompressed)
- Interface: Fibre Channel
- Compatibility: Windows, Linux, Unix
- Tape Format: LTO-3
The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive provides several benefits to businesses that require reliable backup solutions.
High Reliability: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is designed for reliable operation, with advanced error correction and detection features that help to ensure data integrity. Additionally, the device provides a fast data transfer rate, ensuring that businesses can quickly and efficiently backup and restore their data.
Cost-effective: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is a cost-effective solution for businesses that need to store large amounts of data. Compared to other backup solutions such as disk-based backup, tape backup is less expensive and provides a higher storage capacity.
Ease of Use: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is easy to use, with a simple plug-and-play setup. The device can be easily connected to a host computer via a Fibre Channel interface, and it is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, making it easy for businesses to use it with their existing infrastructure.
Scalability: The 3588-F3A IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Fibre Channel FH Internal Tape Drive is highly scalable, allowing businesses to easily expand their storage capacity
General Information about this IBM 3588-F3A
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Model Number or SKU# 3588-F3A
- Product Type : Tape Drive
- Interface Type : Fibre Channel
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 800GB
- Form Factor : 5.25 X 1H
About Refurbished Products
Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.
What is Tape Storage?
A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.
Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide
There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.
You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.
Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.
A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.
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