Fujitsu offers the M2488 series of low-cost, half-inch cartridge tape drives with 8-inch form factor. The M2488 has the smallest footprint in the industry and has features that are fully compatible with the IBM 3490E. Because of its low cost, compactness and flexible configurability, the M2488 series is ideal for minicomputer, network and stand-alone desktop applications.
36-track bi-directional recoding format
ANSI compliant microcode, designed to be fully compatible with the ANSI standard for SCSI-2
Fujitsu's enhanced data recoding capability (EDRC), the data recoding method compatible with IBM's improved data recording capability (IDRC)
Fujitsu's M2488E 36-track tape drive was released in October, 1997. The M2488E is a half inch cartridge tape drive with 3480/3490 & 3490E compatibility that reads and writes all 34XX Densities. The M2488E offers leading mainframe technology for data interchange and backup to workstations and other advanced computer platforms. It features a low profile designed for high-volume data transfer, as well as near-line and off-line storage applications. Built for superior speed and reliability, the M2488E 36-Track tape drive offers an easy, cost-effective way to optimize overall system performance and enhance productivity.
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Performance: Up to 20 MB/sec data transfer rates, advanced interfaces, fast search speeds, quick rewind, rapid positioning, short load/unload cycles, efficient buffering
Compatibility: ANSI -Standard media, format and compression based on IBM 3480/3490/3490E technology for easy data interchange
Reliability: Proven technology from a technology leader
Flexibility: A choice of configurations for maximum flexibility, now and into the future
Performance Is The Key
The M2488E 36-track tape drive offers high-speed data access and rapid transfer rates in a compact device-level tape drive. Fujitsu engineered this drive for optimal speed and efficiency, when moving, storing or accessing large blocks of data. The M2488E utilizes a range of high-speed, high-performance technologies to optimize data movement across the entire computer system from off-line archives to on line applications. These technologies combine to virtually eliminate sluggish, peripheral-bound operations that can cripple system efficiency and productivity.
Easy Data Interchange
The M2488E 36-track tape drive employs ANSI-Standard media with compression algorithms based on IBM 3480/3490/3490E technology, ensuring the easiest, most secure data interchange across complex computing platforms. That means important corporate data will always be available when it's needed, even when it's moving across mainframes, UNIX workstations, servers, PC's, distributed computing nodes and an assortment of storage subsystems. And for systems already using 3480/3490/3490E components, the M2488E is a perfect, low cost, high-performance storage replacement solution.
The Flexible Storage Solution
The M2488E is available in a variety of configurations to handle a range of customer options. Both desktop and rackmount models have the following optional features and functions available:
Automatic Cartridge Loader: Provides sequential or random processing of up to ten cartridges to support unattended backup of up to 24 GB.
Flush Mount Automated Cartridge Loader: Supports sequential or random processing of seven cartridges (16.8 GB maximum). It has the advantage of an automatic cleaning function.
Interface Personality Module: This convenient feature enables the M2488E to support a variety of SCSI interfaces that easily configure to address current and future requirements.
Seismic Data Feature: This feature facilitates a Read-After-Write verification processof data written to tape. It is ideal for seismic and other applications where it iscritical to ensure recorded data isn't corrupted.
Reads and writes 3480/3490/3490E tape formats
High level of data checking throughout
Integrated power supply
Downloadable firmware via cartridge, SCSI interface, or RS/232 interface (9-pin DB-9 connector)