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IBM 3494, 3584, 3583, 3582, 3581 Tape Libraries Technical Specifications

MachineModel# of DrivesMaximum # of CartridgesMaximum System CapacityInterface
3494

L12, L14, L22: Library D12, D14,D22, D24: Library Frames
S10: Storage
HA1: High Availability


SCSI/FC: 1-32
ESCON/FICON: 1-76
SCSI/Fiber Mix: 1-76


2403- Decreases as controllers/drives are added to framesConfiguration dependant upon drive configuration. Native Physical Capacity up to 1.87 PBSCSI-2, F/W, Diff PCI, Ultra SCSI, FC, ESCON, FICON 2GB FICON
3584L22,L23,L32,L52, L53: Control Frames D22,D23, D32, D42, D52, D53: Expansion Frames1 to 722,481- Decreases as controllers/drives are added to framesUltrium 1: 496TB Ultrium 2: 992TB Ultrium 3: 1984TB Ultrium 4: 3968TB

Ultrium 2: FC Fabric, LVD, HVD
Ultrium 1: FC-AL, LVD, HVD


3583

L18: 18 Cartridges
L36: 36 Cartridges
L72: 72 Cartridges


1 to 672

Ultrium 3: 400/800GB   
Ultrium 2: 200/400GB  
Ultrium 1: 100/200GB


LVD, HVD, FC
3582L23: 23 Cartridges1 or 223

Ultrium 3: 400/800GB   
Ultrium 2: 200/400GB   
Ultrium 1: 100/200GB


LVD, HVD, FC
3581L08: 8 Cartridges18

Ultrium 3: 400/800GB   
Ultrium 2: 200/400GB   
Ultrium 1: 100/200GB


LVD, HVD, FC

IBM 3494, 3584, 3583, 3582, 3581 Tape Libraries Physical Specifications

MachineModelWeight poundsDimensions in InchesOperating EnvironmentPower Requirements
3494

L12, L14, L22: Library
D12, D14,D22, D24: Library Frames
S10: Storage
HA1: High Availability


L12: 1233
L14: 999
L22: 1105
D12/D14/D22/D24: 704
S10: 625
HA1: 999 per bay


L12/L14/L22/D12/D14/D22/D24: 29.3 x 60.04 x 70.9
S10: 29.3 x 29.3 x 70.9
HA1: 29.5 x 60 x 70.9 per bay


10° to 38° C (50°
to 100° F) 20-80% (non-condensing)

L12/L14/L22: 1.0 kVA max
D12/D14: 2.0 kVA max
D22/D24: 1.4 kVA max
HA1: 4.0 kVA


3584

L22, L23, L32, L52, L53: Base Frame
D22, D23, D32, D42, D52, D53: Expansion Frame


D Frames: 440-556lbs
L Frames: Up to 1256.4lbs


D22, D23, D52, D53, L22, L23, L52, L53: 30.8 x 47.7 x 70.9
D32, D42, L32: 28.5 x 59.8 x 70.9


16° to 32° C (61° to 90° F) 20-80% (non-condensing)8.0 amps at 200-240 VAC; 1.6 kVA
3583

L18:18 Cartridges
L36: 36 Cartridges
L72: 72 Cartridges


145lbs to 257lbsL18/L36/L72: 27 x 18.9 x 28.910° to 38° C (50° to 100° F) 20-80% (non-condensing)6.0-3.0 amps at 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (max configuration)
3582L23: 23 Cartridges66.7lbs7.7 x 17.9 x 25.810° to 38° C (50° to 100° F) 20-80% (non-condensing)1.5-0.6 amps (RMS) at 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (max configuration)
3581

L3B: LTO3 
L2B: LTO2


12.5lbs3.4 x 16.6 x 26.2 table top12° to 35° C (54° to 95° F) 20-80% (non-condensing)0.7-1.3 amps at 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz