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IBM 3490 Model C11 Tape Drive - Refurbished

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The 3490-C11 is a 36-track, 1 Control Unit, 1-drive, Autoloader, tape subsystem. The Model C11 is a low-cost, rack-mountable member of the IBM 3490 Magnetic Tape Subsystem Enhanced Capability family, providing significant performance and cartridge capacity improvements for midrange systems. The 3490E Model C11 is fully compatible with existing 3490E models, using both the Cartridge System Tape and the longer 3490E Enhanced Capacity Cartridge System Tape, and are read-compatible with earlier cartridge formats for ease of migration. The Enhanced Capability format (36-track bi-directional recording), together with standard Improved Data Recording Capability (IDRC) and the higher capacity tape, dramatically increase overall cartridge capacity. This increased capacity and standard Automatic Cartridge Loader (ACL) on the C11 model combine to address the data capacity requirement for unattended backup on mid-range systems. Utilization of ES Connection (ESCON*) Channels provides new possibilities in performance, connectivity, and remote tape operations. This model is supported on AS/400*, RS/6000*, and ES/9000* systems.

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