Tape Cartridges suit applications in need of audit trail.

Press Release Summary:



Designed for use with Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A, 9 models of TotalStorage(TM) Enterprise Tape Media 3599 support Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) feature. Models 021, 022, and 023 provide 300 GB of WORM storage, while Models E21, E22, and E23 provide WORM storage on 60 GB WORM cartridge. Also, Models E11, E12, and E13 provide 60 GB of rewritable storage. All media models offer flexibility in specification of prelabeled and initialized data cartridges.



Original Press Release:



IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge Models E11, E12, E13, E21, E22, E23, 021, 022, and 023 Provide Economy, Economy WORM, and WORM Media for Enterprise Tape Drives



Overview

Nine new models of the IBM TotalStorage(TM) Enterprise Tape Media 3599 are available to order data cartridges for the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592. These new models support the Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) feature of the drive and also provide low-capacity, low-price media. The 3599 Models 021, 022, and 023 provide 300 GB of WORM storage, whereas the 3599 Models E21, E22, and E23 provide WORM storage on a new 60 GB WORM cartridge. The 3599 Models E11, E12, and E13 provide 60 GB of rewritable storage. As with the previous models, these models allow flexibility in the specification and ordering of prelabeled and initialized data cartridges.

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (WORM) Models 021, 022, and 023 and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Economy WORM) Models E21, E22, and E23 were designed for applications such as archiving and data retention, as well as those applications requiring an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM 3592 Tape Drive to help prevent the alteration or deletion of user data. In addition, IBM has taken several steps to reduce the possibility of tampering with the information:

· The cartridge is molded in a different color than rewritable cartridges.

· Special screws are used to make opening the cartridge difficult.

· The special Cartridge Memory helps protect the WORM nature of the media.

· A unique format is factory-written on each WORM cartridge.

Both the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Economy) and Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 (Economy WORM) provide 60 GB of capacity per cartridge. These Economy cartridges are for applications where 60 GB is more appropriate than 300 GB and for applications where time to first data is important.

The new models have Cartridge Memory in each data cartridge designed to help enhance the functionality and reliability of the media. The form factor of the cartridges for the 3592 drive is similar to that used by the 3590 drive, which allows them to be used in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494 or the StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS) Silo solutions.

Key prerequisites

These products are only for use with the Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A.

Planned availability date

May 21, 2004

At a glance

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Media 3599 provides the ability to order the IBM TotalStorage Tape Cartridge with the following features:

· Rewritable cartridges of either 300 GB or 60 GB capacity

· WORM cartridges of either 300 GB or 60 GB capacity

· Labeled and initialized cartridges with the ability to specify a color coded volume serial number, saving time and labor when adding cartridges to your library inventory

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: YE001

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