Storage Tape 3592 Tape Cartridge IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge
Support media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges.
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What IBM 3592 tape cartridge can do for your business

The IBM® 3592 tape cartridges are designed to help enterprise data centers satisfy increasing demands for data retention, security and availability while working with reduced budgets. IBM 3592 tape cartridges support media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges. That means existing media cartridges achieve both improved performance and capacity which helps you mitigate the impact of a tape subsystem upgrade.

Benefits
Protect your investment

Improve performance and capacity with media re-use and up-formatting to enable the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges, reducing the impact of a tape subsystem upgrade.

Increase flexibility and lower costs

Gain rapid data access and lower media costs with the economy cartridge, offering the same quality as our standard length cartridges, but in a shorter, less expensive length, with faster seek times.

Improve reliability

Improve media reliability, increase performance and minimize tape head wear with a memory chip that stores performance and usage records to proactively determine if the tape needs to be replaced.

Key features
Virtual backhitch support

Improve performance for small file reads/writes and help reduce media wear with virtual backhitch support when used on TS1120 and newer tape drives.

Industry standard encryption

Enable your users to address security concerns by writing encrypted data to tape. Compatible across all TS1120 and newer tape drives.

High resolution tape directory

Leverage high-speed search and increased system performance by retrieving data faster when used on TS1140 and newer tape drives.

Statistical Analysis and Reporting System (SARS)*

Use the tape drive to monitor cartridge life and usage and help eliminate data loss due to cartridge failure when used on TS1120 and newer tape drives.

Scaled media

Leverage the ability to use a standard tape in a rapid access mode.

Economy cartridge

Reduce cost of ownership through a lower cost per cartridge. IBM 3592 tape cartridge providers faster access to data by reducing the length of the media.

Data safe mode

Gain write-once-read-many- (WORM) like protection using a standard 3592 cartridge.

Reinforced cartridge

Safeguard against accidental drops and help protect your data with a reinforced cartridge.

Multiple model and format options

Available in rewritable and WORM cartridge models and three formats including fast access, standard capacity and extended capacity.

Partitioning/IBM Storage Archive

Eliminate middleware and reduce tape management costs through partitioning with IBM Storage Archive™ when used on TS1140 and newer tape drives. The solution also improves usability by displaying the data stored on the tape in a file tree structure and opens new opportunities for leveraging tape technology in entertainment, manufacturing and medical environments.

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