End of manufacturing and support: IBM 3592 Gen 1 and 2 tape media supplies for select IBM tape drives

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-024
March 22, 2022

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Effective June 30, 2022, IBM® will end manufacturing and support for all 3592 Generation 1 and 2 tape media products, including IBM 3592 Tape Media Gen 1 types JA-JJ-JW and Gen 2 types JB-JX. The discontinued products include standard, economy, and WORM cartridge media supplies for IBM JIA and IBM TS1120 and TS1130 tape drives.

After June 30, 2022, the following items will be available through aftermarket sales while supplies last:

Orderable part number for aftermarket Program description
18P7534 3592 Tape Cartridge - JA 300GB
18P7538 3592 Tape Cartridge - WORM JW 300GB
24R0316 3592 Tape Cartridge - Economy JJ 60GB Native Capacity
23R9830 3592 Tape Cartridge - Extended Data JB 700GB
23R9831 3592 Tape Cartridge - Extended Data WORM JX 700GB

To find available products in your region, contact one of the following aftermarket tape media remarketers:

For additional information and inquiries, contact ibmmedia@us.ibm.com.

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June 30, 2022.

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 122-024

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands


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