Magstar and IBM 3590 High Performance Tape Subsystem Technical Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication is intended to help customers and IBM technical
professionals understand and evaluate the IBM 3590 High Performance
Tape Subsystem that uses the Magstar tape drive. This document
describes the functions, features, and configuration considerations
of the IBM 3590 tape subsystem as well as the technology used for
the new product. It provides information that can be used to help
customers plan and prepare their IBM 3590 tape subsystem implementation.

In September 1996, we add descriptions of the IBM Magstar Virtual Tape
Server subsystem that is provided with IBM 3494 and IBM 3495 Automated
Tape Library Dataservers. We also add technical description regarding
IBM 3590-C12 Silo-Compatible frame that enable to attach IBM 3590 tape
drives to StorageTek "Silo" tape library.

This document is written for storage administrators, systems programmers,
and other technical professionals involved with and interested in
storage subsystems.

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Publish Date
12 December 1996

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