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IBM 6390 7GB 8mm Cartridge Tape

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IBM 6390 7GB 8mm Cartridge Tape

  • 8mm tape
  • 43.2Kbps Data Rate

IBM 6390 7GB 8mm Cartridge Tape Unit is a helical scan, high capacity, streaming tape drive with a sustained data transfer rate of 500KB per second. The tape unit includes data compression hardware using an adaptation of IBM's IDRC algorithm which provides an effective capacity of up to 14GB per cartridge and an effective transfer rate of 1MB per second, depending on the type of data transferred. Error Correction Code (ECC) is used to maintain data integrity. The 7GB 8mm Cartridge Tape Unit uses the same media and cleaning cartridge as the 7208-002 and 7208-012. Full interchange of data is supported with the 7208-002 and 012 on the AS/400 9402, 9404, and 9406 using the proper tape density. Feature #6390 can be mounted in the system unit or in Expansion Features 7117/9117 (4XX models), Expansion Features 5070/5072 (5XX models), I/O Towers 5062/5063. It may be used for save/restore, alternate IPL, program distribution, migration and 8mm cartridge tape exchange. Hardware data compression (HDC) is supported.

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