Our used IBM 3490 tape drives broke ground when they first hit the market, and the 3590 and 3592 followed in this hardware’s footsteps. Each hardware revision produced faster read and write times and increased storage capacities, giving businesses the means to store their data more efficiently. At Top Gun Technology, you will find used 3490 tape drives that continue to reliably store data just like when they were first made.

IBM 3490, 3590, 3592 Tape Technical Specifications

MachineModel# of Tracks# of DrivesCartridge Capacity (Max) Native/CompressedMaximum Drive Data Rate/Sec
3490B01, B02, B04 B20, B40,

18 Track: B01, B02, B04
36 Track: B20, B40


1: B01
2: B02, B20
4: B04, B40


B0X: 200MB
BXX: 400MB/800MB


B0X: up to 4.5MB/sec BXX: up to 9.0MB/sec
3490C11, C2A, C2236 Track

1: C11
2: C2A, C22


CXX: 400MB/800MBCXX: up to 9.0MB/sec
3490D31, D32, D42

18 Track: D31, D32
36 Track: D42


1: D31
2: D32, D42


D3X: 200MB
D4X: 400MB/800MB


D3X: up to 4.5MB/sec D42: up to 9.0MB/sec
3490E01, E1136 Track1: E01, E11EXX: 5.6GB/16.8GBEXX: up to 6.5MB/sec
3490F00, F1A, F01, F1118/36Track: F11/F1A1:F1A, F01, F11FXX: 8GB/24GB F1A: 2.4GBFXX: 6.8MB/sec
3590B1A, B11128 Track1

B: 10/30GB
BXL: 20/60GB


B: 9/27 MB/sec
3590E1A, E11256 Track1

E: 20/60GB
EXL: 40/120GB


E:14/42 MB/sec
3590H1A, H11384 Track1

H: 30/90GB
HXL: 60/180GB


H:14/42 MB/sec
3592J1A512 Track1300GBNative: 40 MB/sec
3592E05896 Track1

JB/JX Media: 700GB
JA/JW media: 300/500GB
JJ/JR Media: 60/100GB


Up to 150 MB/sec
3592E061152 Track1

JB/JX Media: 1TB
JA/JW media: 500/640GB
JJ/JR Media: 100/128GB


Up to 160 MB/sec

IBM 3490, IBM 3590, IBM 3592 Tape Physical Specifications

MachineModelWeightDimensions in InchesHeat OutputPower Requirements
3490B01, B02, B20,
B04, B40
B01: 88lbs
B02: 776lbs
B20: 700lbs
B04: 890lbs
B20: 700lbs
B40: 990lbs
B01: 19.0 x 30.4 x 8.5
B02: 28.5 x 34.0 x 69.65
B20: 28.5 x 34.0 x 69.65
B04: 28.5 x 34.0 x 69.65
B40: 28.5 x 34.0 x 69.65
Up to 4096 BTU/hrUp to 1200 watts
3490C11, C2A, C22C11: 260lbs
C2A: 185lbs
C22: 260lbs
C11: 19.0 x 38.6 x 24.5
C2A: 19.0 x 31.5 x 24.5
C22: 19.0 x 38.6 x 24.5
Up to 4096 BTU/hrUp to 1200 watts
3490D31, D32, D42D31: 850lbs
D32: 850lbs
D42: 890lbs
D31: 29.3 x 37.3 x 62.0
D32: 29.3 x 37.3 x 62.0
D42: 29.3 x 37.4 x 62.13
Up to 4096 BTU/hrUp to 1200 watts
3490E01, E11E01: 57lbs
E11: 79.5lbs
E11: 8.8 x 30.3 x 13.5
E01: 8.8 x 32 x 10.8
Up to 4096 BTU/hrUp to 1200 watts
3490F00, F1A, F01, F11F00: 34.8lbs
F1A: 60lbs
F01: 65lbs
F11: 60lbs
F00: 8.75 x 17.0 x 10.2
F1A: 7.0 x 17 x 24
F01: 7.0 x 24.1 x 19.1
F11: 17.0 x 24.0 x 7.0
Up to 4096 BTU/hrUp to 1200 watts
3590B1A, E1A,H1A:
Library
B11, E11, H11:
Rack
B1A: 63lbs
B11: 109lbs
E1A: 66lbs
E11: 103lbs
H1A: 77lbs
H11: 103lbs
B1A/E1A/H1A:
8.8 x 29.8 x 10.5
B11/E11/H11:
9.1 x 39 x 20.6
B1A/B11: 1024 BTU/hr
E1A/E11: 770 BTU/hr
H1A/H11: 770 BTU/Hr
B1A/B11: 0.3 kVA per
E1A/E11: 0.225 kVA per
H1A/H11: 0.225 kVA per
3592J1AJ1A: 12 lbs 7 ozJ1A: 3.8 x 7.8 x 18.4J1A: 307 BTU/hrJ1A: 0.1 kVA
3592E05E05: 12 lbs 7 ozE05: 3.8 x 7.8 x 18.4E05: 307 BTU/hrE05:0.1 kVA
3592E06E06: 12 lbs 7 ozE06: 3.8 x 7.8 x 18.4E06: 307 BTU/hrE06:0.1 kVA