Nine new models of IBM System Storage 3599 Tape Media deliver the option to order data cartridges for IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive Model E07 (machine type 3592, model E07). The following 3599 models are available:
- IBM 3592 Advanced Data cartridge - Type C: Models 420, 520, and 620 provide up to 4.0 TB rewritable native physical capacity of storage
- IBM 3592 Advanced Economy cartridge - Type K: Models 430, 530, and 630 provide up to 500 GB rewritable native physical capacity of storage
- IBM 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge - Type Y: Models 440, 540, and 640 provide WORM storage on a 4.0 TB or higher capacity cartridge
These tape media models have cartridge memory in each data cartridge designed to help enhance functionality and reliability of the media. This new advanced, higher capacity tape cartridge media is supported when the IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive Model E07 is integrated or used in the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) and standalone rack environments. The latest versions of TS1140 drive microcode and library or subsystem firmware may be required to support the higher capacity IBM 3592 Advanced Data cartridges.
The higher capacity tape cartridges are designed for applications such as archiving and data retention, as well as those applications requiring security or an audit trail. These cartridges work with the IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive to help prevent the unauthorized access, alteration, or deletion of user data, and are supported by the encryption capability in the TS1140 Model E07 Tape Drive and its associated IBM Tivoli® Key License Manager component.
As with previous models, these models deliver flexibility in the specification and ordering of prelabled and initialized data cartridges.