The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library is part of a family of tape library
storage solutions designed for the large, unattended storage requirements
from today's midrange to high-end systems.
Model abstract 3584-L23
The IBM 3584 TS3500 Tape Library Model L23 is a base frame designed
for TS1120 or 3592 Tape Drives and 3592 data cartridges. The Model L23
base frame has 58 to 260 cartridge slots and support for up to 12 tape
drives with an incremental reduction of storage slots for more than four
drives or with the additional I/O station installed. This model has a
smaller footprint than the Model L32. The TS3500 Tape Library Model L23
is designed with an optimized gripper for use with LTO or 3592 tape
cartridges. Up to 12 logical libraries (one per tape drive) can be
configured for each frame.
Each Model L23 library has a standard 16-slot cartridge I/O station
for importing or exporting 3592 tape cartridges from the library without
requiring a re-inventory. An additional 16-slot cartridge I/O is
optionally available for either LTO or 3592 data cartridges. Libraries
containing a mixture of LTO and 3592 drive technologies must have one LTO
I/O station and one 3592 I/O station. For bulk loading of tape
cartridges, the library door can be opened. Each time the library door
is closed, a bar code reader mounted on the autochanger is designed to
scan the cartridge labels enabling a re-inventory of the cartridges in
the library frame in as little as 60 seconds. A door lock is included to
restrict physical access to cartridges in the library.