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