Technical Specifications


Recording technique

Linear serpentine 32-channel concurrent recording

Native capacity (uncompressed)

10 TB (using JD/JZ media), 7 TB (using JC/JY media) or 2 TB (using JL media)

Native sustained data rate (uncompressed)

360 MBps (type D media)
300 MBps (type C media re-formatted)

Adaptive instantaneous data rates

12 speeds, from 112 MBps to 365 MBps, for 3592 JD/JL/JZ cartridges initialized in Gen 5 format
12 speeds, from 99 MBps to 303 MBps, for 3592 JC/JK/JY cartridges initialized in Gen 5 format
12 speeds, from 90 MBps to 252 MBps for 3592 JC/JY in Gen 4 format

Burst data rate

800 MBps

High-speed search (maximum)

12.4 m/s end-end search rate

Physical characteristics


95 mm H x 198 mm W x 467 mm D (3.8 in. H x 7.8 in. W x 18.4 in. D)
95 mm H x 150 mm W x 374 mm D (3.8 in. H x 5.9 in. W x 14.7 in. D)


3592-E08 5.7 kg (12 lb 7 oz) 3592-EH8 3.97 kb ( 8 lb 9 oz)

Operating environment

Temperature with media

16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)

Relative humidity

20% – 80% non-condensing (limited by media)

Wet bulb maximum

26°C (78.8°F)

Maximum continuous operating power dissipation (drive and integrated blower)

46 Watts

Platform support


Operating system


IBM Power Systems

IBM AIX®, IBM i, Linux


IBM z/OS®, IBM z/VM®, IBM z/VSE®, IBM z/Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)

IBM System p

AIX and Linux

IBM System i

IBM i and IBM OS/400

IBM System x

See open-system support

Open systems



Servers with Intel or AMD processors

SUSE Linux
Red Hat Linux
Microsoft Windows

Encryption support

IBM i, AIX, Sun, Linux and Windows


One year

* IBM Z attachment via IBM TS7700

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