IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 100-234
August 23, 2000

IBM 3589 Ultrium Tape Cartridges Support Linear Tape-Open Technology

 ENUS100-234.PDF (27KB)

(Corrected on September 19, 2000)

Changes made in the Overview, Description, and Technical Information sections.

At a Glance

IBM 3589 Ultrium Tape Cartridges provide:

  • An implementation of the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Technology optimized for high capacity and performance
  • 100 GB native capacity
  • 10 - 30 MB per second data transfer rate dependent on drive transfer rate and compression ratio
  • Redundant file log

Overview

The Ultrium tape format is the implementation of the LTO technology that is optimized for high capacity and performance with exceptional reliability in either a stand-alone or an automated environment. It uses a single-reel cartridge to maximize capacity.

You may choose from three models of the 3589 Ultrium Tape Cartridges that use this LTO technology:

  • 3589 Model 002 — 100GB Ultrium Tape Cartridges with Labeling Services
  • 3589 Model 003 — 100GB Ultrium Tape Cartridges
  • 3589 Model 004 — Ultrium Cleaning Cartridges

Ideally suited for backup, restore, and archive applications, the Ultrium tape format will establish a new benchmark for large volume backup and archive. Utrium products will meet the needs of the enterprise through single-server user on a roadmap, or migration path, that extends well into the next decade.

Features of the Ultrium tape format include:

  • 100 GB native capacity in a single compact cartridge
  • 10 - 30 MB per second data transfer rate dependent on drive transfer rate and compression ratio
  • Cartridge Memory, a noncontacting passive Radio Frequency (RF) interface, that enhances functionality by providing a redundant file log as well as user defined information

Planned Availability Date

September 1, 2000

Description

Optimized for high capacity benefits of the Ultrium Tape Cartridge include:

  • Ultrium allows for 100 GB native capacity in a single compact cartridge. The cartridge is smaller than existing single-reel tape cartridges.
  • Ultrium provides for data transfer rates of 10-30 MB per second dependent on drive transfer rate and compression ratio.
  • LTO-CM (Cartridge Memory) enhances functionality by providing a redundant file log as well as user defined information.
  • Ultrium takes advantage of LTO technology's extensive testing, proven error correction, and data compression techniques.
  • By specifying only those features needed for interchange of tape cartridges, the Ultrium implementation of the LTO specification retains flexibility. This flexibility allows for a substantial amount of implementation freedom with respect to performance characteristics, form factor, reliability, controllers, and interfaces while tape cartridges remain interchangeable among Ultrium tape drives.
  • The servo format is expected to remain consistent throughout the life of the product line. This major benefit enables manufacturers to leverage investments.
  • Compliance Testing by an independent organization promotes compliance to the specification. This shortens qualification cycles and simplifies future product planning for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is, therefore, Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

This product is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

IBM customers prefer labeling service when ordering IBM Ultrium tape solutions.

The 3589 addresses all aspects of the customers' requirements for 3589 data cartridge labeling specifications.

Label Background Options: Both Color/Vibrant (#9022) and White (#9077) are available.

VOLSER Color Choices: All ten background colors are available (#9003 to #9012).

Starting VOLSER Sequence Number: Customers have flexibility when selecting the starting sequence number.

  • 1st alphanumeric digit (0 to 9 and A to Z): Feature number 9100 ("0") to feature number 9135 ("Z")
  • 2nd alphanumeric digit (0 to 9 and A to Z): Feature number 9200 ("0") to feature number 9235 ("Z')"
  • 3rd alphanumeric digit (0 to 9 and A to Z): Feature number 9300 ("0") to feature number 9335 ("Z")
  • 4th numeric digit (0 to 9): Feature number 9400 ("0") to feature number 9409 ("9")
  • 5th numeric digit (0 to 9): Feature number 9500 ("0") to feature number 9509 ("9")
  • 6th numeric digit is set to "0"
  • 7th char of Volser is set to "L"
  • 8th char of Volser is set to "1"

Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced product.

The following publications are shipped with their respective products.

The publications listed below will also be available at the following Web site:

                                               Order
Title                                          Number
 
IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive Setup,             GA32-0415
 Operator, and Service Guide
 
IBM 3584 UltraScalable Tape Library            GA32-0408
 Library Planning and Operator Guide
 
IBM 3583 Ultrium Scalable Tape Library         GA32-0411
 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide
 
IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Autoloader Setup,        GA32-0412
 Operator, and Service Guide

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Physical Specifications

  • Width: 105 mm (4.1 in)
  • Depth: 102 mm (4.0 in)
  • Height: 21 mm (.8 in)

Operating Environment

Operating:

  • Temperature: 10° to 40°C
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 26°C

Storage:

  • Temperature: 16° to 32°C
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 26°C

Shipping:

  • Temperature: -23° to 49°C
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 26°C

The data recorded on the cartridge has an archive storage life of 30 years minimum with less than 5% loss in magnetization, when the cartridge is stored at 16°C to 32°C, 20% to 50% non-condensing humidity and wet bulb temperature of 26°C maximum.

Cable Orders: No cables required

Supplies

For End Users and Remarketers: IBM 3589 data media can be ordered directly through AAS using machine type 3589. Refer to the 3589 Sales Manual.

IBM data media supplies can also be purchased through Priority Fulfillment Services and its distribution channel in North America, Latin America, and Asia/Pacific. These supplies can be purchased through Priority Fulfillment Services Europe and its distribution channel in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

You can obtain information about Priority Fulfillment Services distribution channels with a phone call to one of the numbers listed under support at:

The part numbers for additional supplies of the 3589 Ultrium Tape Cartridges are:

Part
Number              Supply Item
 
08L9120             IBM Ultrium 100GB Data Cartridge
08L9124             IBM Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge

Security, Auditability, and Control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: No

Warranty Period: Five years

Warranty Service: You can get assistance and arrange for a warranty product replacement with a phone call to one of the numbers listed under support at:

Usage Plan Machine: No

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Not applicable

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Rental Offering: No

Field-Installable Features: No

Model Conversions: No

Customer Setup: Yes

Graduated Charges: No

Educational Allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                              Plant
                               Machine       Feature Purchase Install
Description                    Type    Model Number  Price    Only
 
100GB Ultrium Tape Cart        3589    002           $    0   Y
 Labeled
 
100GB Ultrium Tape Cartridges  3589    003                0   Y
 
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridges    3589    004                0   Y
 
100GB Ultrium Tape Labeled     3589    002   2020     3,820   Y
 20-pak
 
100GB Ultrium Tape 20-pak      3589    003   3020     3,780   Y
 
Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge     3589    004   4005       565   Y
 5-pak
 
Label background:              3589    002   9022    NC       Y
 Color/Vibrant
Label bkgrd: White (no color)  3589    002   9077    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- red      3589    002   9003    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- yellow   3589    002   9004    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd --          3589    002   9005    NC       Y
 lt green
Alpha prefix bkgrd --          3589    002   9006    NC       Y
 lt blue
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- gray     3589    002   9007    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- orange   3589    002   9008    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- pink     3589    002   9009    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- green    3589    002   9010    NC       Y
Alpha prefix bkgrd --          3589    002   9011    NC       Y
 lt orange
Alpha prefix bkgrd -- purple   3589    002   9012    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =0          3589    002   9100    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =1          3589    002   9101    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =2          3589    002   9102    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =3          3589    002   9103    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =4          3589    002   9104    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =5          3589    002   9105    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =6          3589    002   9106    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =7          3589    002   9107    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =8          3589    002   9108    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =9          3589    002   9109    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =A          3589    002   9110    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =B          3589    002   9111    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =C          3589    002   9112    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =D          3589    002   9113    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =E          3589    002   9114    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =F          3589    002   9115    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =G          3589    002   9116    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =H          3589    002   9117    NC       Y
 
                                                              Plant
                               Machine       Feature Purchase Install
Description                    Type    Model Number  Price    Only
 
1st char of VOLSER =I          3589    002   9118    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =J          3589    002   9119    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =K          3589    002   9120    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =L          3589    002   9121    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =M          3589    002   9122    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =N          3589    002   9123    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =O          3589    002   9124    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =P          3589    002   9125    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =Q          3589    002   9126    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =R          3589    002   9127    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =S          3589    002   9128    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =T          3589    002   9129    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =U          3589    002   9130    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =V          3589    002   9131    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =W          3589    002   9132    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =X          3589    002   9133    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =Y          3589    002   9134    NC       Y
1st char of VOLSER =Z          3589    002   9135    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =0          3589    002   9200    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =1          3589    002   9201    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =2          3589    002   9202    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =3          3589    002   9203    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =4          3589    002   9204    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =5          3589    002   9205    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =6          3589    002   9206    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =7          3589    002   9207    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =8          3589    002   9208    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =9          3589    002   9209    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =A          3589    002   9210    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =B          3589    002   9211    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =C          3589    002   9212    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =D          3589    002   9213    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =E          3589    002   9214    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =F          3589    002   9215    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =G          3589    002   9216    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =H          3589    002   9217    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =I          3589    002   9218    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =J          3589    002   9219    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =K          3589    002   9220    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =L          3589    002   9221    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =M          3589    002   9222    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =N          3589    002   9223    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =O          3589    002   9224    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =P          3589    002   9225    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =Q          3589    002   9226    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =R          3589    002   9227    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =S          3589    002   9228    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =T          3589    002   9229    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =U          3589    002   9230    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =V          3589    002   9231    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =W          3589    002   9232    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =X          3589    002   9233    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =Y          3589    002   9234    NC       Y
2nd char of VOLSER =Z          3589    002   9235    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =0          3589    002   9300    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =1          3589    002   9301    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =2          3589    002   9302    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =3          3589    002   9303    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =4          3589    002   9304    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =5          3589    002   9305    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =6          3589    002   9306    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =7          3589    002   9307    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =8          3589    002   9308    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =9          3589    002   9309    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =A          3589    002   9310    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =B          3589    002   9311    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =C          3589    002   9312    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =D          3589    002   9313    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =E          3589    002   9314    NC       Y
 
                                                              Plant
                               Machine       Feature Purchase Install
Description                    Type    Model Number  Price    Only
 
3rd char of VOLSER =F          3589    002   9315    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =G          3589    002   9316    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =H          3589    002   9317    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =I          3589    002   9318    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =J          3589    002   9319    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =K          3589    002   9320    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =L          3589    002   9321    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =M          3589    002   9322    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =N          3589    002   9323    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =O          3589    002   9324    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =P          3589    002   9325    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =Q          3589    002   9326    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =R          3589    002   9327    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =S          3589    002   9328    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =T          3589    002   9329    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =U          3589    002   9330    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =V          3589    002   9331    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =W          3589    002   9332    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =X          3589    002   9333    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =Y          3589    002   9334    NC       Y
3rd char of VOLSER =Z          3589    002   9335    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =0          3589    002   9400    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =1          3589    002   9401    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =2          3589    002   9402    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =3          3589    002   9403    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =4          3589    002   9404    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =5          3589    002   9405    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =6          3589    002   9406    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =7          3589    002   9407    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =8          3589    002   9408    NC       Y
4th char of VOLSER =9          3589    002   9409    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =0          3589    002   9500    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =1          3589    002   9501    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =2          3589    002   9502    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =3          3589    002   9503    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =4          3589    002   9504    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =5          3589    002   9505    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =6          3589    002   9506    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =7          3589    002   9507    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =8          3589    002   9508    NC       Y
5th char of VOLSER =9          3589    002   9509    NC       Y

NC = No Charge

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