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Family 3592+03 IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  September 24, 2013.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Machine elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
3592-E05 2005/10/112005/10/28 2012/12/28 -

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Abstract

The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Products, (Drives and Controllers) are follow-on products to the highly successful Enterprise Tape 3590 Models. They are designed for environments that require high-performance tape solutions.

Model abstract 3592-E05

The IBM 3592 System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05 (3592 Model E05) is supported for integration in the IBM System Storage Tape Libraries, TS7700 Virtualization Engine, 3494 VTS, and tape controllers. The TS1120 Tape Drive is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, security, and cartridge capacity than the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A. The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive can help address the needs of tape customers across a broad range of computing environments.

The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (Machine Type 3592, Model E05) has been enhanced to provide the customer the option of using drive based data encryption. This encryption capability is now standard on all new TS1120 Tape Drives and is a chargeable upgrade feature for existing installed TS1120 Tape Drives. The encryption capability includes drive hardware as well as microcode additions and changes. Also being introduced is a new, separate IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java Platform(TM) (Encryption Key Manager) program that supports the generation and communication of encryption keys for the tape drives across the enterprise.

The TS1120 drive's encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide customers with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is designed to support either the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended providing up to 700 GB rewritable (JB) or WORM (JX) native physical capacity, or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 providing up to 500 GB rewritable (JA) or WORM (JW) or 100 GB rewritable (JJ) or WORM (JR) native physical capacity.
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Highlights
  • Improved performance over existing 3590 models
  • Improved capacity
  • Increased attachment flexibility
  • Hardware tape encryption

Model highlights 3592-E05

With its higher performance, greater capacity, encryption capability, and smaller size, as compared to a 3590 Tape Drive, the use of the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive can help save costs as you reduce your number of tape drives and cartridges, and the associated floor space. Enhancements over the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive include:

  • Up to 100 MB/sec native data rate, over 2.5 times the 40 MB/sec of the 3592 Model J1A, and over seven times the 14 MB/sec of the 3590 E or H Models

  • Up to 700 GB or 500 GB native cartridge capacity, depending on the Enterprise Cartridge used.

  • Dual-ported switched fabric 4-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments

  • Hardware tape encryption to protect tape data integration with the new Encryption Key Manager component.

  • Small form factor that allows double the drives in a single 3494 frame, as compared to the 3590 Tape Drive

  • High reliability and availability design

  • Additional performance and access improvements over the 3592 J1A

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Description

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive has a dual-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for Fibre Channel attachment to host systems or a switched fabric environment. It has a high-technology design that increases the native data rate to up to 100 MB/sec, 2.5 times the 40 MB/sec data rate of the 3592 Model J1A, and over 7 times the 14 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 E or H Models.

With the use of the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended, the TS1120 E05 can format a cartridge uncompressed up to 700 GB, (2.1 TB with 3:1 compression) and with the use of the IBM TotalStorage Tape Data Cartridge 3592, the TS1120 E05 can format a cartridge uncompressed up to 500 GB (1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). The TS1120 E05 is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 tape cartridges, which allows it to be used in the IBM 3584 and 3494 Tape Libraries and StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS) solutions. It is also available for installation in a stand-alone rack. TS1120 E05 Tape Drives attached to a TS7700 Virtualization Engine, or a 3494 VTS Model B10 or B20 will operate in J1A emulation mode.

The TS1120 E05 is designed to support capacity scaling of JA and JB tape cartridges to 100 GB or 140 GB. Capacity scaling allows the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened, allowing improved data access times in tradeoff for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed. Multiple scale settings are supported on the E05 drive including a 20% scaled JA or JB cartridge. Additional enhancements have been made to the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive to help improve availability, performance, and capacity.

The TS1120 Tape Drive is a successor to the 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A and the 3590 Enterprise Tape Drive. The TS1120 Tape Drive is machine type 3592 and Model E05. It is designed for high-performance tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data-save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape.

  • Protection of tape data by high speed encryption for security or regulatory needs.

  • Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required.

  • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall (examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications).

The TS1120 Tape Drive, is the second generation of a new family of tape products that are designed to help address the growing needs of both new and existing IBM tape customers across a wide range of environments. The TS1120 Tape Drive now includes:

  • Larger capacity compared to the 3592 Model J1A, to help you reduce the number of cartridges required and floor space needed

  • Smaller form factor compared to the 3590 Tape Drive, which can help reduce the automation foot print

  • Dual-ported native switched fabric interface, designed to enhance the attachment flexibility

  • High reliability, to help improve operations

  • Additional performance and access improvements over the 3592 J1A

  • Hardware tape encryption to protect tape data integration with the Encryption Key Manager component

Encryption

The TS1120 Tape Drive is being enhanced to support encryption of data on a tape cartridge. New T1120 Tape Drives will be encryption capable and a chargeable upgrade will be available for currently installed TS1120 Tape Drives. The encryption capability is implemented through tape drive hardware as well as microcode additions and changes. All 3592 media, including WORM cartridges, can be encrypted. In addition, a new Encryption Key Manager program is designed to support encryption. The Encryption Key Manager program uses standard key repositories on supported platforms. This software will be required to be installed on a supported server and interface with the tape drive to support encryption in a System or Library Managed Encryption implementation.

Note: With encryption enabled, the access time to data on the tape drive will increase. Also, the tape drive unload time will increase. This is due to the time needed to retrieve, read and write the encryption key.

Encryption will be available for System z and open systems environments. Three different methods of encryption will be supported as follows:

Application Managed: The TS1120 Tape Drive will support application managed encryption for open systems environments. The application will control the encryption process, and will generate and provide keys to the TS1120 tape drive. Tivoli Storage Manager is being enhanced to support this capability.

Library Managed: Encryption by volume and drive policy will be supported. The user will set up and control the encryption through the library interface. Initially, this will be supported for the TS3500 or 3584 tape library in open systems environments. The Encryption Key Manager program will be required for this support.

System Managed: With Systems Managed Encryption, the encryption policy will be passed between the server and the drives. This is the only vehicle for z/OS environments and will require the Encryption Key Manager program. DFSMS will support the Encryption Key Manager component. Systems managed encryption will also be available for AIX servers. This support will require a new AIX tape device driver, as well as the Encryption Key Manager program.

System Managed Encryption on open systems is "in-band" where tape drive requests to the Encryption Key Manager (EKM) component travel over the Fibre Channel channels to the server hosting the EKM. Systems Managed Encryption on z/OS has two different configuration options. First is "in-band" where tape drive requests to the Encryption Key Manager component travel over the ESCON/FICON channels to the server proxy that is TCP/IP connected to the EKM. Second is "out-of-band" where the tape controller establishes the communication to the EKM server over TCP/IP connections between the tape controller and the EKM server. A router is required for out of band and Encryption Key Management support and Encryption Key Manager connectivity for the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, the 3592 J70 Tape Controller, the 3952 F05 and 3953 F05 Tape Frames, the 3494 L10, L12, L14, L22 Tape Library Frame, and IBM TotalStorage 3590 C10 Subsystem.

Capacity

The TS1120 E05 is designed to provide over 11 times the native cartridge capacity of a 3590 E or H Model, or 2.3 times the cartridge capacity of a 3592 Model J1A. The exact ratio depends on which cartridge is used with the tape drive. The following table compares the cartridge capacity versus the 3590 H Model and the 3592 Model J1A:

                     3590         3592        TS1120
                    Model H     Model J1A    Model E05
                    native       native       native
                   cartridge    cartridge    cartridge
                   capacity     capacity     capacity
                  -----------  -----------  -----------
3590 High
Performance Tape
Cartridge            30 GB         N/A          N/A
 
3590 Extended
High Performance
Tape Cartridge       60 GB         N/A          N/A
 
Enterprise Tape
Cartridge 3592        N/A         300 GB       500 GB
 
Enterprise Tape       N/A          N/A         700 GB
Cartridge 3592
Extended
 

Note: N/A = Not Applicable.

The following table compares the cartridge capacity of the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive with the 3590 H Model and 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A at 2:1 and 3:1 compression.

                      3590           3592         TS1120
                     Model H       Model J1A     Model E05
                    cartridge      cartridge     cartridge
                    capacity       capacity      capacity
                    (2:1/3:1)      (2:1/3:1      (2:1/3:1)
                  -------------  -------------  -------------
3590 High
Performance Tape
Cartridge          60 GB/90 GB        N/A           N/A
 
3590 Extended
High Performance
Tape Cartridge    120 GB/180 GB       N/A            N/A
 
Enterprise Tape
Cartridge 3592         N/A       600 GB/900 GB    1 TB/1.5 TB
 
Enterprise Tape        N/A            N/A         1.4 TB/2.1 TB
Cartridge 3592
Extended
 

Performance

The TS1120 E05 uses a design that increases the native data rate to 100 MB/sec, versus the 40 MB/sec data rate of the 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A. With compression and a 32 K blocksize, the TS1120 E05 can offer up to 1.6 times the data rate of the 3592 Model J1A. The TS1120 E05 is designed to offer improved access characteristics in load/ready time, search velocity, and rewind time versus the 3590. The TS1120 E05 has other enhancements designed to help aid small file and Hierarchical Storage Manager performance.

Note: The actual throughput a customer may achieve is a function of many components, such as system processor, disk data rate, data block size, data compressibility, I/O attachments, SAN, and the system or application software used. Although the drive is capable of a 100 MB/sec native data rate, other components may limit the actual effective data rate.

Capacity scaling

The TS1120 E05 is designed to support capacity scaling of an individual tape cartridge to 20% of the native capacity. Capacity scaling allows the utilized length of tape to be logically shortened, allowing improved data access times in trade-off for reduced capacity. The tapes can subsequently be scaled back to full capacity as needed. Multiple scale settings are supported on the E05 drive including a 20% scaled JA or JB cartridge.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive allows an application to issue a command to scale the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Data Cartridge 3592 to 100 GB and the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended to 140 GB. Customers can exploit the capacity scaling capability of the TS1120 E05. Refer to the publication DFSMS Software Support for IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 (SC26-7514-02), for more information about software support for the TS1120 E05.

Cartridges pre-scaled for 100 GB capacity are also available for order with the 3599 Models E11, E21, 011, and 021. These pre-scaled cartridges can be ordered (and labeled) for a specific VOLSER range. This allows capacity scaling to be exploited by an application that permits media pools to be defined by VOLSER range. For information on which Independent Software Vendors (ISV) support capacity scaling by command or with the pre-scaled cartridges, refer to the 3592 ISV site that can be accessed at:

http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/conntrix/

For more information on using capacity scaling, refer to the capacity scaling considerations section of the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0555).

Media and cartridge capacity

The TS1120 E05 provides capacity leadership with media re-use and uses the JB or JA tape cartridge with an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment, providing a native cartridge capacity of 700 GB or 500 GB. This is a significant improvement over the 10 GB to 60 GB native cartridge capacity available with the 3590 B, E, or H Models, or the 300 GB native cartridge capacity available with the 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A. This can be beneficial in space savings and economy of data storage since it can help lower the cost of storage per megabyte. For applications that fill current data cartridges, this can help reduce the number of tape cartridges required. The reduced number of cartridges may also help free up floor space for other requirements and reduce the number of automation slots used.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is designed to support either the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended providing up to 700 GB rewritable (JB) or WORM (JX) native physical capacity, or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 providing up to 500 GB rewritable (JA) or WORM (JW) or 100 GB rewritable (JJ) or WORM (JR) native physical capacity.

The robust 3590-style cartridge shell is designed to sustain a 1 meter drop. The cartridge has a similar form factor as the 3590 and 3490, allowing it to be used in 3494 and 3584 Tape Libraries and STK Silo ACS solutions. The Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 also contains cartridge memory that is a passive, contactless silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive.

Each Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 must have a label that includes, in both human and machine-readable form, one of the following media identifiers:

  • JA for a standard capacity, rewritable Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592
  • JB for a rewritable Data Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended
  • JJ for a rewritable Economy Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592
  • JR for an Enterprise Economy WORM (Write Once Read Many) Tape Cartridge 3592
  • JW for a standard capacity Enterprise WORM Tape Cartridge 3592
  • JX for a WORM Tape Cartridge 3592 Extended
Note: Microcode level 534.1x or above is required to support the Extended Data or Extended WORM cartridges. Feature number 0500, Library Manager Functional Enhancement Field, may be used to order the appropriate level of microcode if needed.
IBM Part
 Number   Supply Item
--------  -------------------------------------------
IBM Enterprise Tape Cartridges 3592:
18P7534   Data Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JA)
18P7535   Cleaning
24R0316   Economy Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JJ)
24R0317   Economy WORM Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JR)
18P7538   WORM Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JW)
23R9830   Data Cartridge 3592 Extended (media identifier JB)
23R9831   WORM Cartridge 3592 Extended (media identifier JX)
 

Attachment options

The TS1120 E05 has dual-ported 4-Gbps native switched fabric Fibre Channel interfaces. This offers attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. The drives can be directly attached to open systems servers with Fibre Channel, or to ESCON or FICON servers with the TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06) or the 3592 J70 Controller or with the 3494 Virtual Tape Server Models B10 or B20. The TS1120 E05 is supported in a wide range of environments including selected IBM System z, System i, System p, System x, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux. The TS1120 E05 can also attach to zSeries servers with FCP channels and Linux. The TS1120 E05 may provide additional value-add when supported in a 3584 Tape Library, 3494 Tape Library, and in a StorageTek 9310 ACS environment.

Statistical Analysis and Recording System

The TS1120 E05 uses Statistical Analysis and Recording System to assist in isolating failures between media and hardware. It is designed to use the cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure. It is designed to cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

High-availability data path failover and dynamic load balancing

High-availability data path failover is available with the AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows IBM tape device drivers. The failover mechanism is designed to enable you to configure multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment with the TS1120 E05. In the event of a path or component failure, the failover mechanism is designed to automatically enable error recovery to retry the current operation using an alternate, preconfigured path without aborting the current job in progress. This supports flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.

A function in the AIX, Linux, and Solaris IBM tape device drivers, Dynamic Load Balancing, is also available for the TS1120 E05 Tape Drives used in a SAN environment. The dynamic load balancing support is designed to improve resources for devices that have physical connections to multiple Host Bus Adapters (HBA) in the same machine. When an application opens a device that has multiple HBA paths configured, the device driver determines which path has the HBA with the lowest usage, and assigns that path to the application. The device driver is designed to dynamically track the usage on each HBA as applications open and close devices, and balance the number of applications using each HBA in the machine. This can help optimize HBA resources and improves overall performance.

Additional enhancements

The TS1120 E05 incorporates tape enhancements introduced with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive that are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability including:

  • N+1 power supplies: The TS1120 E05 incorporates n+1 power supplies when it is installed in an automation frame. This is designed to help increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure.

  • Digital speed matching: The TS1120 E05 is designed to dynamically perform digital speed matching to adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out). This is designed to help allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive. The TS1120 has six speed matching levels compared to the four offered in the 3592 J1A.

  • Channel calibration: The channel calibration feature is designed to allow for customization of each read/write data channel for optimum performance. The customization can enable compensation for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics. The TS1120 E05 is designed to automatically perform recalibration in the field if it detects degraded performance.

  • High resolution tape directory plus enhanced search speed: The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive maintains a tape directory structure with a high granularity of information about the physical position of data blocks on the media. This feature, plus the increased search speed allow the TS1120 E05 to have improved nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives.

  • Streaming Lossless Data Compression (SLDC) algorithm: SLDC is an implementation of a Lempel-Ziv class 1 (LZ-1) data compression algorithm. It is an extension to Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) and is designed to offer an improvement over previous IBM lossless compression algorithms.

In addition, the TS1120 E05 offers the following enhancements over the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive:

  • Dual-stage 16-head actuator designed to provide precision head alignment to help support higher track density and improved data integrity

  • Improvement in physical load/ready time of over 20% versus 3591 J1A.

  • Large internal data buffer: The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive has a 512 MB internal data buffer versus a 128 MB maximum in the 3592 Model J1A and a 16 MB maximum in the 3590 Tape Drive. Along with enabling higher performance characteristics, the data buffer is designed to use support read ahead of approximately 500 MB of compressed data from tape and provide high performance random skip forward sequential (short hop) locates common in database search and tape software recycle operations.

  • Improved error correction capabilities (ECC): The correction power of the ECC code has been increased over the previous design offered with the 3592 Model J1A format that is designed to offer increased data reliability.

  • Offboard data string searching: The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive can search the data content of host records for string matches offboard from the host server. The tape drive can perform this search at maximum data rate (100 MB/sec native) while it would take much longer for a host server to read the data, buffer the data to disk, and then parse the actual data stream with host software routines.

  • Enhanced logic to report Logical End-of-Tape (LEOT): LEOT is now reported based on a combination of capacity-based and position-based LEOT indicators. The TS1120 E05 monitors the total accumulated number of physical tape datasets written to the volume and will report LEOT based on this capacity-based LEOT value. This allows tape copies to complete without overflow a much higher percentage of the time.

  • Native search speed increased to 10mb per second.

TS1120 Emulation Mode Support

TS1120 Tape Drive (machine type 3592 Model E05) supports a function called static emulation mode. This function allows the 3592 Model E05 drives to be set in a mode to emulate the interface and format behaviors of the previous generation 3592 Model J1A tape drives. When Static Emulation mode is activated, the 3592 Model E05 drive reports that it is a 3592 Model J1A drive in inquiry data, and will only write and read 3592 data and WORM cartridges in the older 300 GB Model J1A data format (EFMT1) rather then the new 500 GB Model E05 data format (EFMT2). In this mode, cartridges written by the 3592 E05 tape drives are fully interchange compatible with older 3592 Model J1A drives with no format selection controls required. This mode may be useful for customers who may wish to purchase the newer 3592 Model E05 drives, but cannot upgrade software levels or other aspects of their system to support the new drives or data format at the present time.

Emulation mode, once activated on a drive, is a non-volatile feature and will remain in effect until de-activated regardless of power cycles, reset cycles, or drive replacement. Emulation mode may be controlled in two ways:

  • For open system attached drives, the TS3500 or 3584 library has support for customer capability to activate and de-activate this feature via Web User Interface. This requires both drives and libraries be at the required minimum microcode levels or greater. The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide, (GA32-0559) should be consulted to determine the required microcode levels and control procedures.

  • For all other drives, static emulation mode is activated and de-activated by the customer engineer using the drive service panel. Activation may be performed during the installation and setup of the drives by the CE if requested by the customer. Post-install activation or de-activation is fulfilled by ordering the drive microcode update feature (#0500) which will cause the CE to verify and install the required microcode levels for the drive, perform the requested activation or de-activation procedure, and update the customer publications as necessary.

This function is available for both open systems and controller-attached 3592 Model E05 drives. The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide, (GA32-0555) should be consulted to determine the supported platforms and to review additional important information on the feature.

Static emulation mode is not designed to be used in drives attached to an IBM Virtual Tape System (VTS) which use a different, automatic means to ensure the 3592 E05 drives in a VTS subsystem process cartridges in the J1A compatible format. No activation or de-activation process is necessary to install 3592 Model E05 Tape Drives in VTS or TS7700 Virtualization Engine subsystems. Static emulation mode may not be activated or de-activated or otherwise controlled through the IBM Device Drivers and such control should not be attempted by a host application.

Static emulation mode is implemented in new drive microcode levels (D3I1_6E1 or greater) shipped standard on all 3592 Model E05 Tape Drives delivered after Jan, 2006. 3592 Model E05 Tape Drives shipped prior to this date or operating with older levels of code must have the drive microcode updated to the latest operating levels for this feature to be available. This microcode upgrade, if required, may be performed by the CE with fulfillment of Drive Microcode Update feature (#0500) in conjunction with feature activation.

4Gb Fibre Channel Switch

The 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch has 20 LC short wavelength ports for attachment of up to 16 3592 Tape Drives to a 3592 Tape Controller or 12 3590 Tape Drives to a 3592 Controller. The 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch has 20 LC short wavelength ports for attachment of up to 12 3592 Tape Drives to a 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20, or up to 16 3592 Tape Drives to a TS7700 Virtualization Engine. The 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch has dual-power connection for attachment to separate power supplies. Intermix of 3590 and 3592 Tape Drives is not allowed.
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Product positioning

The TS1120 Tape Drive is the successor to the 3592 Tape Drive Model J1A and the highly successful 3590 Enterprise Tape Drive. The TS1120 Tape Drive is supported in a wide range of environments, including selected System z, System i, System p, System x, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Linux and Microsoft Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003. It has significant potential performance and capacity benefits over the IBM 3590, as well as other half-inch tape drives such as the IBM 3480, 3490, or 3490E, and now supports data encryption on a tape cartridge for security and the customers regulatory needs.

The TS1120 Tape Drive, is the second generation of a new family of tape products that are designed to help address the growing needs of both new and existing IBM tape customers across a wide range of environments. The TS1120 Tape Drive now includes:

  • Larger capacity compared to the 3592 Model J1A, to help you reduce the number of cartridges required and floor space needed

  • Smaller form factor compared to the 3590 Tape Drive, which can help reduce the automation foot print

  • Dual-ported native switched fabric interface, designed to enhance the attachment flexibility

  • High reliability, to help improve operations

  • Additional performance and access improvements over the 3592 J1A

  • Hardware tape encryption to protect tape data integration with the new Encryption Key Manager component

  • Other large scale tape environments, such as:

    • High-speed data-save operations where backup windows are critical, and large amounts of data are archived to tape

    • Large-scale automated tape installations where performance, capacity, and reliability are requirements

    • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recall (examples include the seismic industry, data warehousing, and record management applications)

    • Environments where both streaming and start/stop (access), large file and small file workloads are required.

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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Description Data Capacity (Native) Attaches to
E05 TS1120 Tape Drive 500 GB 3592 Model C20; 3494 or 3584 library; Rack mountable

Customer setup (CSU)

None.

Devices supported

None.

Model conversions

None.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, security, and cartridge capacity than the Enterprise Tape Drive 3590. The TS1120 E05 attaches to a wide variety of systems and configurations including selected System z, System p, System i, System x, Sun, and Hewlett Packard servers, as well as Intel-compatible servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux. The TS1120 E05 is designed to offer improved access characteristics such as load/ready time, search velocity, and rewind versus the 3590. The TS1120 E05 has other enhancements designed to maximize small file and hierarchical storage manager performance versus other tape offerings. It is designed for environments that require reliable, high performance tape support for backup restore, archive, and data interchange.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive uses an advanced bidirectional serpentine recording technique that writes 16 data tracks at a time. Powerful Error Correction Code (ECC) and servo tracks with embedded logitudinal position written on the tape help ensure data integrity and reliability. The servo tracks enable the 3592 drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. Resident diagnostics monitor operations to detect potential problems and aid in fast resolution.

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive has a dual-ported 4-Gbps native switched fabric interface for Fibre Channel attachment to host systems. This is designed to increase the attachment flexibility in an open systems environment. The tape drive is designed to increase the native data rate to 100 MB/sec, over 2.5 times the 40 MB/sec data rate of the 3592 Model J1A, over 7 times the 14 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 E or H Models, and over 11 times the 9 MB/sec data rate of the 3590 B Models. With data compression and a 32K blocksize, the Model E05 can offer up to twice the data rate of the 3592 Model J1A.

The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (Machine Type 3592, Model E05) has been enhanced to provide the customer the option of using drive based data encryption. This encryption capability is now standard on all new TS1120 Tape Drives and is a chargeable upgrade feature for existing installed TS1120 Tape Drives. The encryption capability includes drive hardware as well as microcode additions and changes. Also being introduced is a new, separate IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java Platform (TM) (Encryption Key Manager) program that supports the generation and communication of encryption keys for the tape drives across the enterprise.

The TS1120 based encryption and associated Encryption Key Manager component are supported in a wide variety of operating system environments including z/OS, i5/OS, AIX, HP, Sun, Linux and Windows. In addition, three different encryption management methods are supported: Application, System, or Library Managed. This encryption capability is supported when the TS1120 Tape Drive is integrated or attaches in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library, IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Controller Model J70, IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Libraries, IBM TotalStorage C20 Silo Attach frame, and standalone environments.

The TS1120 drive's encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide customers with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1120 E05 uses a tape cartridge with an advanced metal particle tape specifically optimized for the enterprise tape environment, providing a native cartridge capacity of up to 700 GB (2.1 TB with 3:1 compression) or 500 GB (1.5 TB with 3:1 compression). It uses an optimal dynamic compression method called byte level compression scheme swapping. This is designed to help achieve the maximum data compressibility, and unlike other tape drive compression methods, it is designed to prevent data expansion. The tape cartridge also contains cartridge memory which is a passive, contactless silicon storage device. It is used to hold information about the specific cartridge, including the VOLSER, the media in the cartridge, and the drive. It uses a cartridge performance history saved in the cartridge and drive performance history kept in the drive to determine the more likely cause of failure. It is designed to cause the drive to mark the media as degraded, and to indicate that the hardware has degraded.

The TS1120 E05 is designed for automation and uses a tape cartridge with a form factor similar to the 3590 tape cartridges, which allows it to be used in the 3494 Tape Library and StorageTek Silo solutions. For customers that require a stand-alone drive outside of a library, the TS1120 E05 will also be available for installation in a stand-alone rack.

The tape drive has a message display showing device status, activities, error conditions, and messages. The TS1120 E05 incorporates the tape enhancements introduced with the 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive that are designed to help improve performance, capacity, and availability including:

  • N+1 power supplies, when it is installed in an automation frame, which is designed to help increase drive availability in the event of a power supply failure

  • Digital speed matching is designed to dynamically adjust the drive's native data rate to the net host data rate (after data compressibility has been factored out), which may help allow slower hosts to stream the tape drive.

  • Channel calibration of each read/write data channel for optimum performance can help compensate for variations in the recording channel transfer function, media characteristics, and read/write head characteristics

  • High resolution tape directory plus an enhanced search speed can help improve nominal and average access times for locate operations versus previous IBM tape drives

In addition the TS1120 E05 offers the following enhancements over the Model J1A:

  • Large internal data buffer of 512 MB versus a 128 MB maximum in the 3592 Model J1A. and a 16 MB maximum in the 3590

  • Improved error correction capabilities over the 3592 Model J1A format.

  • The ability to search the data content of host records for string matches offboard from the host.

Other operating characteristics are:

  • Maximum tape speed: 6.2 meters per second (244 inches per second)
  • Search/Rewind speed: 10 meters per second (394 inches per second)
  • Average cartridge load time: 13.3 Seconds
  • Maximum rewind time per cartridge: 62.2 seconds

Physical specifications

TS1120 E05 Tape Drive canister:

  • Width: 194.5 mm (7.6 in)
  • Depth: 467 mm (18.4 in)
  • Height: 95 mm (3.8 in)
  • Weight: 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz)(1)

Note: (1) When mounted in a rack, up to four drive canisters can be mounted in two cradles on a shelf that requires 10 EIA of rack space. The weight of the rack-mount slides and shelf, two cradles, power supplies, and four tape drives is 69.2 kg (152 lb 7 oz).

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 16 to 32 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F) in operation (media in use)

  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing (limited by media)

  • Maximum Wet bulb temperature: 23 degrees C (73.4 degrees F)

  • Individual drive:
    • Heat output: 46 W (157 Btu /Hour)
    • Electrical power: 4.8 amps at +5 volts; 1.6 amps at +12 volts

  • In a cradle with ac power supply:

    • Caloric value: 307 Btu /Hour per drive

    • Electrical power: 0.1 kVA per drive

    • Leakage current: 0.63 ma per drive power supply

    • Inrush current: 30 amps per drive power supply

    • Operating current:
      • 0.5 amps per drive at 200 Vac
      • 1.0 amps per drive at 100 Vac

    • Capacity of exhaust: 0.34 Cubic meter/min (12 CFM) per drive

    • Noise level: 6.2 Bels idle; 6.3 Bels operating

Limitations

  • Although multiple systems may be attached to a TS1120 E05 Tape Drive, the systems cannot use the drive simultaneously. The TS1120 E05 can only be varied on-line to one system at a time.

  • TS1120 E05 Tape Drives cannot be attached to the same TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06) or 3592 Model J70 Controller with 3590 Tape Drives.

  • TS1120 E05 Tape Drives are not supported for attachment to a 3590 Controller Model A60, A50, or A00.

  • TS1120 E05 Tape Drives will operate in J1A emulation mode when they are attached to the same TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 Model C06) or 3592 J70 Controller with 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives. This mode is set automatically by the microcode. In this mode, the E05 drives will read and write only in the J1A format at the J1A capacity and approximate performance ratings. This configuration requires J70 code level 1.19.1.xx or higher and Library Manager 532.xx or higher.

  • Under z/OS, with system-managed tape support, TS1120 Tape Drives that are encryption enabled are not supported under the same 3592 J70 or C06 Controller with TS1120 Tape Drives that are not encryption enabled. With our system-managed tape support support, though a mix of TS1120 Tape Drives can exist in the library, under the same control unit, the TS1120 Tape Drives need to be homogeneous and support the same capabilities.

  • TS1120 Tape Drives attached to a TS7700 Virtualization Engine or 3494 VTS Model B10 or B20 will operate in J1A emulation mode. This mode is set automatically by the microcode. In this mode, the TS1120 Tape Drives will read and write only in the J1A format at the J1A capacity and approximate performance ratings. This configuration requires VTS code 2.32.745.x or higher and Library Manager 532.xx or higher.

  • 3592 J1A Drives attached to the 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20 cannot be replaced by TS1120 Tape Drive.

  • The VTS and TS7700 does not support Capacity Scaling of cartridges.

  • Currently, the TS1120 Tape Drives running under OS/400 applications can read J1A format but can not write J1A format.

  • TS1120 Tape Drives attached to z/TPF are in J1A mode.

Hardware requirements

TS1120 E05 Tape Drive

Each TS1120 E05 Tape Drive comes with dual-ported switched fabric 4-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments, for attachment to multiple servers or a single server with redundancy. It can be attached to IBM System z, System i, System p, System x, IBM mainframe Linux, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support Fibre Channel interfaces. It can also attach to the IBM 3592 Tape Controller (Model C06 or Model J70) or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20, or TS7700 Virtualization Engine, for attachment to ESCON or FICON channels on IBM mainframe servers (IBM System z). For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the TS1120 E05, refer to the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592/interop.html

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is for installation in a 3584 or 3494 Tape Library, a 3592 Model C20 Silo Compatible Frame, or standalone rack. For all installations, the tape drive comes enclosed in a canister. In a 3494 frame, this canister installs into a cradle, of which two are installed per level with the Install Cradle Pair feature (#4800). For rack installation, a left drive cradle with a shelf must be installed before the right drive cradle can be installed. For both installations, cradles include redundant hot-swappable power supplies for both tape drives, as well as logic cards for management of power, serial numbers and ID identifiers, and must be installed before the tape drive canisters can be installed. When installed in a 3592 Model C20, up to two tape drive canisters can be installed on a drive shelf. A cradle, or Model C20 drive shelf, includes dual-redundant hot-swappable power supplies for both tape drives, as well as logic cards for handling the dual power and the management of serial number and ID identifiers.

Up to four drives can be installed in a 3494 Model L22, up to 12 drives in a 3494 Model D22, or up to eight drives in a Model D24 with an ESCON/FICON attachable tape controller. If TS1120 E05 Tape Drives are installed in the same 3494 Frame with 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives, and they are attached to a tape controller, the TS1120 E05 Tape Drives must operate in Model J1A emulation mode. TS1120 E05 Tape Drives installed in a 3494 D22 attached to a VTS must operate in J1A emulation mode. Up to 20 TS1120 E05 Tape Drives can be installed in a 3592 Model C20.

For installation in a rack, feature (#4674), up to two TS1120 E05 Tape Drives can be installed in each cradle feature (#4802 or #4812). The cradle requires 10 EIA units of rack space. Two cradles can be mounted on a shelf, for a total of four tape drives on a shelf. A 2.0 meter rack, without a tape controller, can thus contain up to 16 tape drives. A 2.0 meter rack with a tape controller, or a 1.6 meter to 1.8 meter rack without a tape controller, can contain up to 12 tape drives. A 1.6 meter to 1.8 meter rack with a tape controller, can contain up to 8 tape drives. If space is available, an existing customer rack may be used. Refer to the 3590, 3592, or 3494 Sales Manuals for further information. For planning information, refer to the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide, (GA32-0555), the IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible Frame 3592 Introduction, Planning, and User's Guide (GA32-0463), or the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494 Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0448).

Up to 12 TS1120 drives can be installed in a 3584 Model L22, L23, D22, or D23 frame. The 3584 Model L22 or L23 Base Frame and Model D22 or D23 Expansion Frame are designed for TS1120 Model E05 and 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives and 3592 cartridges. Each frame supports up to 12 tape drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for each set of four drives installed. A 3592 Fibre Drive Mounting Kit feature (#1503) is required for installing a TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive in a drive slot. The TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive must be ordered separately, and is installed in a 3584 frame with one of the following feature numbers:

  • 1674 - 3592 Drive Field Install
  • 9677 - Plant Install 3592 J1A in 3584
  • 9680 - Plant Install 3592 E05 in 3584

Additionally, feature #9680, Plant Install 3592 E05 in 3584, needs to be selected against the 3584 frame. Each frame can have up to 12 logical libraries or 12 control paths (one per tape drive). For planning information, refer to the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Introduction and Planning Guide, (GA32-0555) or the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Tape Library Introduction and Planning Guide, (GA32-0559), or the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Operator Guide, (GA32-0560).

Appropriate Fibre Channel cable(s) should be ordered for each tape drive. Refer to the Cables section for a list of available cables. Also, refer to the Fibre Channel Cables section of the Special Feature Codes in the 3592 Model E05 Sales Manual for Fibre Channel cable information.

Labeled or initialized cartridges for TS1120 E05 Tape Drives can be ordered using machine type 3599. Refer to the Supplies information section.

Cables

A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a TS1120 E05 Tape Drive to host Fibre Channel adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 150 meters at 4-Gbps. The connector on the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is a LC duplex connector type. The Fibre Channel cables with LC or SC duplex connectors can be ordered on the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive in the lengths indicated with the following feature numbers:

  • 5907 - 7-meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end

  • 5913 - 13-meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end

  • 5922 - 22-meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end

  • 5961 - 61-meter Fibre Channel cable with an LC connector on one end and an SC connector on the other end

  • 6005 - 5-meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends

  • 6013 - 13-meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends

  • 6025 - 25-meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends

  • 6061 - 61-meter Fibre Channel cable with LC connectors on both ends

IBM Networking Services are designed to deliver convenient, packaged services to help reduce the complexity of planning, ordering, and installing fiber optic cables. The appropriate fiber cabling is selected based upon the product requirements and the installed fiber plant. IBM Networking Services has a comprehensive set of scalable solutions to address IBM cabling requirements, from product level to enterprise level. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for enterprise fiber cabling provides planning, IBM Fiber Transport System trunking components, and installation services for small, medium, and large enterprises. IBM Global Services has the expertise and personnel available to effectively plan and deploy the appropriate cabling with the future in mind. These services may include planning, consultation, cable selection, installation, and documentation, depending upon the services selected. These services are designed to be right-sized for your products or the end-to-end enterprise, and to take into consideration the requirements for all of the protocols and media types whether the focus is the data center, the SAN, the LAN, or the end-to-end enterprise. Contact your IBM representative for additional information on these services.

TS1120 Tape Drive

Each TS1120 Tape Drive comes with dual-ported switched fabric 4-Gbps Fibre Channel attachments, for attachment to multiple servers or a single server with redundancy. It can be attached to IBM System i, System p, System x, System z, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support Fibre Channel interfaces. It can also attach to the TS1120 Tape Controller Model C06, 3592 Tape Controller Model J70, TS77xx Virtualization Engine, or 3494 VTS Models B10 or B20 for attachment to ESCON or FICON channels on IBM System z9, IBM &ES. zSeries, or S/390. For the latest details on specific hardware, software, and Fibre Channel support for the TS1120 Tape Drive, refer to the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/3592/interop.html

TS3500 or 3584 Tape Library Encryption Installations

The TS1120 Tape Drive may be installed and is supported in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Models L22, L23, D22, and D23. Support for TS1120 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware level and is a customer's responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library. Feature number 9900 (Encryption Configuration) should be ordered on the TS3500 Tape Library.

Customers will need to download the latest version of library firmware.

3494 Tape Library and 3953 Library Manager Encryption Support

TS1120 encryption support for tape drives in an Enterprise Tape Library 3494 or drives attached via a 3953 Library Manager requires a minimum level of microcode firmware in the library manager. The level of microcode firmware required will be shipped the first time the customer orders FC5595 or when they order feature number 9595 and the 3592 Tape Controller is not located in a customer owned rack (feature number 4641). Installation of this firmware can also update the drive microcode firmware on any installed open-system attached 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive, or TS1120 Tape Drive. With this support, encryption, WORM and standard tape cartridges in both sizes can be intermixed within the same tape library or a common tape cartridge scratch pool.

The minimum level of Microcode firmware will be the LM534.xx code.

Media Interchange Toleration support

Non IBM 3494 or 3584 encryption open systems installations:

Support for the TS1120 encryption function installed in either a 3592 C20 Silo Compact Frame or a 19-inch Rack open systems attached, require a minimum level of microcode firmware for any 3592 J1A Enterprise Tape Drive and/or TS1120 Tape Drive where the customer intends to use tape cartridges from a common tape cartridge scratch pool.

The minimum level of Microcode firmware will be the D3I0_851 for the 3592 J1A Enterprise Tape drive and D3I1_919 for the TS1120 Tape Drive (3592 E05), or may be ordered as follows:

  • 3592 J1A Enterprise Tape Drive support: Feature number 0500 Drive Microcode Update
  • TS1120 Tape Drive (3592 E05) support: Feature number 0500 Drive Microcode Update

IBM Tape Controller encryption installations:

Support for the TS1120 encryption function installed in any IBM controller attachment, require a minimum level of microcode firmware for any 3592 J70 Enterprise Tape Controller, TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 C06), or 3590 A60 Enterprise Tape Controller where you intend to use tape cartridges from a common tape cartridge scratch pool.

The minimum level of Microcode firmware will be the 1.19.5.x for the 3592 J70 Enterprise Tape Controller or 1.21.x.x for the TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 C06), and/or 1.16.1.11 for the 3590 A60 Enterprise Tape Controller.

The level of microcode firmware required for the TS1120 Tape Controller (3592 C06) and the 3592 J70 Enterprise Tape Controller will be shipped the first time the customer orders FC5595 or when they order FC9595. To obtain the microcode required for the 3590 A60 Enterprise Tape Controller Feature number 0520 Function Enhancement Field should be ordered.

Fibre Channel Switch attachment

The TS1120 E05 Tape Drive is supported by a variety of Fibre Channel Switches and Fibre Channel Directors. The support is dependent on server, operating system, and host bus adapter that is being used. For a current list of supported products or more information on the support and prerequisites, refer to:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape/drives

Software requirements

LTO Ultrium 4 Encryption

Encryption support for the TS1120 Tape Drive in the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library, with Fibre Channel, is provided in i5/OS, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun, and Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 operating system environments. Support for the z/OS and operating system environments is available through the 3592 Model J70 Controller, or TS1120 Tape Controller.

The installation of a TS1120 Tape Drive with encryption may require code updates for System z, System i, System p and supported open systems device drivers or storage management software. An update of the open systems device drivers can be obtained via anonymous FTP from:

ftp.software.ibm.com

Look under the directory storage/devdrvr.

For details on supported software versions and release levels for the Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, as well as hardware support information, refer to the following Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/storage/tape

Per the Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide, the account team or Business Partner should confirm that the customer checks the appropriate PSP buckets for System z environments or the equivalent support levels required for their particular software environment prior to the installation of the TS1120 Tape Drive with encryption. A Solutions Assurance call is required at a minimum for the installation of the first new TS1120 Tape Drive with encryption activated in an account.

Three modes of encryption management are supported:

  • System Managed (available for AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows)
  • Library Managed (available for OS/400, i5/OS, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows)
  • Application Managed (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager)

The IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform is required for enabling System Managed and Library Managed Encryption. To receive the Encryption Key Manager to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows, the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center (TPC) Basic Edition (TPC-Basic Edition replaces TPC-Limited Edition), licensed program product 5608-B01 is required. TPC Basic Edition electronic availability via Passport Advantage and media availability via Passport Advantage and AAS will include the IBM Encryption Key Manager component for the Java platform to run on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.

Note: The TPC Basic Edition is a chargeable program product, whereas the previous TPC-Limited Edition was a no-charge offering. Several maintenance options are also available for ordering with the TPC Basic Edition.

For more information on ordering and pricing for TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01, refer to U.S. Software Announcement, 207-263, dated October 23, 2007, or the announcement letter specific to your geography. Additional information is also available at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/center/index.html

System p

System p supports System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

AIX V5.2, or later is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the AIX system.

  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site:
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/AIX/

Library Managed Encryption with AIX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3594 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a System p server with AIX:

  • AIX V5.2, or later, is required.

  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the AIX Java SDK may be obtained at:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/index.html

System i

System i supports Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.

i5/OS V6R1, or later is required for Library Managed Encryption.

System i support of Library Managed Encryption on the TS3500 or 3494 requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

The Encryption Key Manager is supported on i5/OS V6R1, or later. If the Encryption Key Manager component is run on i5/OS, then the following program product is required:

  • IBM Developer Kit for Java - Java Developer Kit 5.0 (5722-JV1)

Linux

System x and other Intel-based or AMD Opteron-based Linux servers, System p servers, and System z servers support System Managed and Library Managed with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Linux requires one of the following:

  • REHL 4
  • REHL 5
  • Novell SLES 9
  • Novell SLES 10
  • Asianux 2.0

System Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Linux system.

  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site:
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Linux/

Library Managed Encryption with Linux requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Linux:

  • One of the following is required:
    • REHL 4
    • REHL 5
    • Novell SLES 9
    • Novell SLES 10
    • Asianux 2.0

  • One of the following IBM Java SDKs should be updated to include the latest version of the Encryption Key Manager:
    • Java SDK 5 (31 bit and 64 bit)
    • Java SDK 1.4.2 (31 bit and 64 bit)

Updates to the Linux Java SDK may be obtained at:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux/index.html

Note: TotalStorage Productive Center - Limited Edition (TPC-LE); Licensed program product 5608-VC6 is required.

Microsoft Windows

System x and other Intel-based or AMD Opterson-based Windows servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Windows 2003 is required for System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption.

System Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Windows system.

  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. It may be downloaded from the following Web site:
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Windows/

Library Managed Encryption with Windows requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Windows:

  • Windows 2003 is required.

  • An Encryption Key Manager CD is required and available through the IBM TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01. For information, visit:
    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/center/index.html

HP-UX

HP-UX servers support Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2 is required for Library Managed and Application Managed Encryption.

Library Managed Encryption with HP-UX requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 tape drives and media.

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with HP-UX:

  • HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2 is required

  • An Encryption Key Manager CD is required and available through the IBM TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01. For information, visit:
    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/center/index.html

Sun Solaris

Sun Solaris servers support System Managed and Library Managed Encryption with IBM Ultrium 4 tape drives and the TS3500 Tape Library, and Application Managed Encryption with a supported software application.

Use of System Managed, Library Managed, and Application Managed Encryption on Solaris requires one of the following:

  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9
  • Sun Solaris 10

System Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the Solaris system.

  • The IBM Tape Device Driver be installed, updated, and utilized. The drivers may be downloaded from the following Web site
    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devdrvr/Solaris/

Library Managed Encryption with Solaris requires:

  • An Encryption Key Manager component be available to the TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library.
  • A TS3500 or 3494 Tape Library with Ultrium 4 drives and media

If the Encryption Key Manager is run on a server with Solaris:

  • One of the following is required:
    • Sun Solaris 8
    • Sun Solaris 9
    • Sun Solaris 10

  • An Encryption Key Manager CD is required and available through the IBM TPC Basic Edition, licensed program product 5608-B01. For information, visit:
    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/center/index.html

Application software

Tivoli Storage Manager supports Application Managed Encryption.
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Publications

The following publications, including support of the TS1120 E05, are available now at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape
                                        Order
           Title                        Number
 ------------------------------------   ---------
 IBM System Storage Tape Drive and      GA32-0555
 Controller Introduction and
 Planning Guide
 
 IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible       GA32-0463
 Tape Frame 3592 Introduction,
 Planning, and User's Guide
 
 IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape         GA32-0556
 Drive and Controller Operator Guide
 

The IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive and Controller Operator Guide (GA32-0556) is shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available with the planned availability of that attachment.

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3592 Hardware Reference (GA32-0466) will include the TS1120 E05 and will be available after the planned availability.

The following publications are available in the languages indicated. If they are updated to include the announced features, those updates will be available by November, 2005.

    Title                        Order Number    Language
 -----------------------------   ------------   ---------------------
 IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape
 Drive and Controller Introduction
 and Planning Guide              GA32-0555        English
                                 G152-0825        Chinese - Simplified
                                 GA40-0408        Chinese - Traditional
                                 GA88-8791        Japanese
                                 GA30-2167        Korean
 
 IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape
 Drive and Controller
 Operator Guide                 GA32-0556         English
                                G152-0880         Chinese - Simplified
                                GA40-0409         Chinese - Traditional
                                GA88-8792         Japanese
                                GA17-5445         Portuguese
                                GA76-0061         Turkish
 
IBM TotalStorage Silo Compatible
Tape Frame 3592 Introduction,
Planning, and User's Guide      GA32-0463         English
                                GA88-8798         Japanese
                                GA30-2166         Korean
 

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Description                     Machine      Models       Feature
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zSeries ESCON/FICON Attach        3592         E05        9000(1)
Open System Device Drivers        3592         E05        9200(1)
HP-UX Attachment                  3592         E05        9210(1)
Sun Attachment                    3592         E05        9211(1)
Windows Attachment                3592         E05        9212(1)
Other Non-IBM Attachment          3592         E05        9213(1)
Other Linux Attachment            3592         E05        9215(1)
zSeries Linux Attachment          3592         E05        9216(1)
iSeries OS/400 Attachment         3592         E05        9400(1)
pSeries AIX Attachment            3592         E05        9600(1)
Encryption Capable - Plant        3592         E05        9592
Encryption Configuration/Plant    3592         E05        9596
Plant Install 3592 in 3494        3592         E05        9673(3)
Plant Install 3592 in C20         3592         E05        9675(3)
Plant Install 3592 in 3584        3592         E05        9677(3)
3592 Plant Ship with 3577         3592         E05        9685
3592 Field Install in 3577        3592         E05        9686
 

Note: LC = Lucent Connector.

Note: SC = Standard Connector.

Note: (1) This feature was previously announced on other models.

Note: (2) This feature was previously announced and is being renamed.

Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on other models, but is being renamed and added to this model.

Attached System Types

The following specify codes indicate the attached system types. They are used to determine how microcode updates will be distributed and may be changed at any time. One of the following should be specified on each machine:

  • FC 9000 zSeries ESCON/FICON Attach
  • FC 9210 HP-UX Attachment
  • FC 9211 Sun Attachment
  • FC 9212 Windows Attachment
  • FC 9213 Other Non-IBM Attachment
  • FC 9215 Other Linux Attachment
  • FC 9216 zSeries Linux Attachment
  • FC 9400 iSeries OS/400 Attachment
  • FC 9600 pSeries AIX Attachment
  • Maximum: None.
  • Plant or field installation.

(#9200) Open System Device Drivers

This feature provides device drivers and documentation for attachment of the TS1120 E05 on pSeries, RS/6000, HP-UX, Linux, Sun, or Windows systems when the tape drive is installed in a rack. When the tape drive is installed in the 3592 Model C20 Silo Compatible Frame or the 3494 Tape Library, the device drivers should be ordered with feature number 9200 on those frames.

  • Maximum: None.
  • Prerequisite: Feature #4674 (Install the 3592 Tape Drive in a Rack).
  • Corequisite: One of the attachment features #9210, #9211, #9212, #9215, #9216, or #9600 must also be specified.
  • Plant or field installation.

(#9592) - Encryption Capable - Plant

This specify feature provides an encryption capable TS1120 Model E05 Tape drive from the plant.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Required feature: Yes
  • Maximum number of features: 1
  • Minimum number of features: 1
  • Installation: Plant Only
  • Prerequisites: None

(#9596) - Encryption Configuration/Plant

This feature provides configuration support for Encryption Capable tape drives in open system environments.

Notes:

  1. For encryption configuration support of tape drives attached to a control unit in System z environments, order feature #9595 or #5595 on the 3592 control unit.
  2. For open systems attached tape drives in TS3500 Tape Libraries, the capability is provided through the library interface for the customer to perform encryption configuration, feature #9900. When the customer performs this activity, it is not necessary to install feature #5596.
  • Feature Type: No Charge
  • Required Feature: No
  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Installation: Plant only.
  • Prerequisites: One of #5592 or #9592. Mutually exclusive with #5596.

(#9673) Plant Install 3592 in a 3494 Frame

This specify code notifies the plant to factory install a new TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive into a new 3494 Model L22, D22, or D24 Frame coming from the plant. This code must appear on the tape drive order and also the Plant Install E05 Drive feature (#9676) must appear on the 3494 Frame order.

  • Minimum: Zero. Maximum: One. The maximum of features #9673 plus #9675 plus #9677 plus #4674 is one.
  • Field installation: No.

(#9675) Plant Install 3592 in a 3592 Model C20

This specify code notifies the plant to factory install a new TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive into a new 3592 Model C20 Frame coming from the plant. This code must appear on the tape drive order and also the Plant Install E05 Drive feature (#9676) must appear on the Model C20 order.

  • Minimum: Zero. Maximum: One. The maximum of features #9673 plus #9675 plus #9677 plus #4674 is one.
  • Field installation: No.

(#9677) Plant Install 3592 in a 3584 Frame

This specify code notifies the plant to factory install a new TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive into a new 3584 Tape Library Frame coming from the plant. This code must appear on the tape drive order and also the Plant Install 3592 E05 in a 3584 feature (#9680) must appear on the 3584 Frame order.

  • Minimum: Zero. Maximum: One. The maximum of features #9673 plus #9675 plus #9677 plus #4674 is one.
  • Field installation: No.

(#9685) 3592 Plant Ship with 3577

This feature notifies the plant to ship one 3592 Tape Drive Model E05 with a 3577 Model L5U.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant Only

(#9686) 3592 Field Install in 3577

This feature notifies the plant to ship one 3592 Tape Drive Model E05, which will be field installed in a 3577 Model L5U.

  • Feature type: No Charge
  • Minimum number of features: Zero
  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Installation: Plant Only

Features - Chargeable

Description                     Machine      Models       Feature
-----------------------------   -------  ---------------  -------
TS1120 Tape Drive                 3592         E05
Drive Microcode Update            3592         E05         0500(1)
Install 3592 in rack              3592         E05         4674(3)
Remove 3592 from rack             3592         E05         4772(3)
Rack Left Cradle                  3592         E05         4802(1)
Rack Right Cradle                 3592         E05         4812(1)
Encryption Capable Refurb - Field 3592         E05         5592
Encryption Configuration/Field    3592         E05         5596
13 m LC/SC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         5913(1)
22 m LC/SC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         5922(1)
61 m LC/SC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         5961(1)
5 m LC/LC Fibre Cable             3592         E05         6005(1)
13 m LC/LC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         6013(1)
25 m LC/LC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         6025(1)
61 m LC/LC Fibre Cable            3592         E05         6061(1)
 

Note: LC = Lucent Connector.

Note: SC = Standard Connector.

Note: (1) This feature was previously announced on other models.

Note: (2) This feature was previously announced and is being renamed.

Note: (3) This feature was previously announced on other models but is being renamed and added to this model.

(#0500) Drive Microcode Update

This feature provides an update to the TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drive microcode on an installed tape drive. Newer microcode levels may be required when attaching the TS1120 or 3592 in selected Fibre Channel or SAN environments. For additional information on minimum required microcode levels refer to the 3592 supported servers Web site:

http://www.storage.ibm.com/tape/drives/3592/3592opn.pdf
  • Maximum: None. Field installation only.

(#4674) Install the 3592 Tape Drive in a Rack

This feature provides the hardware and instructions to install the 3592 Tape Drive canister in a rack. Two tape drive canisters can be installed in each cradle feature (#4802 or #4812). A cradle with an available canister slot must already be installed in the rack to accept the drive canister.

  • Minimum: Zero.
  • Maximum: One. The maximum of features #9673 plus #9675 plus #9677 plus #4674 is one. In any given rack, the following aggregate maximums apply:
    • For 2 meter racks without a controller: 16
    • For 1.6 and 1.8 meter racks without a controller, or 2 meter racks with a controller: 12
    • For 1.6 and 1.8 meter racks with a controller: 8
  • Corequisite: A cradle feature (#4802 or #4812) with an available canister slot.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#4772) Remove a 3592 Tape Drive from a Rack

This feature removes a 3592 Tape Drive canister that is installed in a cradle in a rack. Any cradle features associated with this removed tape drive are also removed from the tape drive, but the physical cradle or shelf may remain installed in that rack.

  • Maximum: One.
  • Corerequisite: One feature #4674 and any feature #4802 or #4812 must be removed with this feature.
  • Field installation only.

(#4802) Left Drive Cradle in Rack

This feature adds a left-side drive cradle for accepting up to two 3592 Tape Drive canisters in a rack. The feature also provides a shelf capable of supporting a left-and right-side drive cradle, as well as rack panels for covering either cradle. It includes two redundant power supplies, drive identification logic for up to two TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives, and a pluggable large display and control panel for the drives.

  • Maximum: One.
    • Four of #4802 can be installed in a 2 meter racks without a controller
    • Three of #4802 can be installed in 1.6 meter and 1.8 meter racks without a controller, or a 2 Meter rack with a controller
    • Two of #4802 can be installed in 1.6 meter and 1.8 meter racks with a controller
  • Prerequisite: Feature #4674.
  • Plant or field installation.

(#4812) Right Drive Cradle in Rack

This feature adds one right-side drive cradle, on the same shelf as a tape drive with the cradle feature #4802, for accepting up to two 3592 Tape Drive canisters in a rack. It includes two redundant power supplies and drive identification logic for up to two TS1120 E05 or 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives.

  • Maximum: One. In a rack, a tape drive with feature #4802 must be installed prior to installing a tape drive with feature #4812, and the maximum of features #4812 in that rack cannot be greater than the maximum of features #4802.
  • Prerequisite: Feature #4674.
  • Plant or field installation.

(#5592) - Encryption Capable Refurb - Field

(No Longer Available as of December 27, 2013)

This feature provides new or refurbished hardware as well as microcode for a TS1120 Model E05 to be encryption capable. This upgrade may contain new or used parts.

Note: This is a Return Parts MES (RPMES).

  • Feature Type: Chargeable
  • Required Feature: No
  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Minimum Number of Features: None
  • Installation: Field Only
  • Prerequisites: None

(#5596) - Encryption Configuration/Field

This feature provides configuration and reconfiguration support for Encryption Capable tape drives in open systems environments.

Notes:

  1. For encryption configuration support of tape drives attached to a control unit in System z environments, order feature #9595 or #5595 on the 3592 control unit.
  2. For open system attached tape drives in TS3500 Tape Libraries, the capability is provided through the library interface for the customer to perform encryption configuration, feature #9900. When the customer performs this activity, it is not necessary to install feature #5596.
  • Feature type: Chargeable
  • Required feature: No
  • Maximum Number of Features: 99
  • Minimum Number of Features: None.
  • Installation: Field only
  • Prerequisites: One of #5592 or #9592

Fibre Channel Cables

A fiber optic cable is required for attaching a TS1120 E05 or 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive to host Fibre Channel adapters, the IBM 2109 SAN Fibre Channel Switch, or other storage area Fibre Channel components. The cable can be customer supplied, or ordered with the 3592 Tape Drive in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micrometers for distances up to 500 meters. The connection is a duplex LC connector type. The Fibre Channel cables on the are provided in the lengths indicated.

(#5907) 7 Meter LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 7 meter (23 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with an LC duplex connector on one end, for attachment to the 3592 Tape Drive, and an SC duplex connector on the other end, for attachment to switches or hosts with SC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#5913) 13 Meter LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with an LC duplex connector on one end, for attachment to the 3592 Tape Drive, and an SC duplex connector on the other end, for attachment to switches or hosts with SC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#5922) 22 Meter LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 22 meter (72 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with an LC duplex connector on one end, for attachment to the 3592 Tape Drive, and an SC duplex connector on the other end, for attachment to switches or hosts with SC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#5961) 61 Meter LC/SC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 61 meter (200 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with an LC duplex connector on one end, for attachment to the 3592 Tape Drive, and an SC duplex connector on the other end, for attachment to switches or hosts with SC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#6005) 5 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

(No Longer Available as of December 26, 2008)

This feature provides a 5 meter (16 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with LC duplex connectors on both ends. This cable is for attaching 3592 drives (that have an LC duplex connector) to switches or hosts with LC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#6013) 13 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 13 meter (43 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with LC duplex connectors on both ends. This cable is for attaching 3592 drives (that have an LC duplex connector) to switches or hosts with LC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#6025) 25 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 25 meter (82 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with LC duplex connectors on both ends. This cable is for attaching 3592 drives (that have an LC duplex connector) to switches or hosts with LC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

(#6061) 61 Meter LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable

This feature provides a 61 meter (200 ft.) 50.0/125 micrometer short wavelength multimode fiber-optic cable with LC duplex connectors on both ends. This cable is for attaching 3592 drives (that have an LC duplex connector) to switches or hosts with LC duplex fibre channel connectors.

  • Maximum: Two. The sum of #5907 + #5913 + #5922 + #5961 + #6005 + #6013 + #6025 + #6061 = Five maximum.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Plant or Field installation.

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Feature descriptions

Feature exchanges

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Accessories

None.

Customer replacement parts

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Machine elements

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Supplies

For End Users and Remarketers

Labeled, initialized, or bulk data media for the TS1120 E05 Tape Drive can be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3599. Refer to the 3599 Sales Manual. IBM data media supplies are also planned to be available through media distributors by November, 2005.

For information about IBM branded media, see:

http://www.ibm.storage.com/media

The part numbers for additional supplies are:

IBM Part
 Number   Supply Item
--------  ----------------------------------------------------------
IBM Enterprise Tape Cartridges 3592:
18P7534   Data Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JA)
18P7535   Cleaning
24R0316   Economy Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JJ)
24R0317   Economy WORM Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JR)
18P7538   WORM Cartridge 3592 (media identifier JW)
23R9830   Data Cartridge 3592 Extended (media identifier JB)
23R9831   WORM Cartridge 3592 Extended (media identifier JX)
 

Note: The 3592 data cartridge has servo tracks written on it. These tracks enable the tape drive to accurately position the read/write head with respect to the media while the tape is in motion. If these servo tracks are damaged or removed (such as by Degausing), the cartridge is no longer useable.

Supplemental media

None.

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