The 3490E series 36-track M2483N/ND and M2485N/ND/N1/ND1 tape drives were used in many applications. These drives are no longer manufactured and tape repair houses are finding increasingly difficult to get spare parts. Some applications are written to only operate with this drive, which yields a problem when the drive fails and cannot be repaired. Our Disk+Tape product is a small stand-alone disk based product that emulates a Fujitsu 3490E that will plug & play with these applications.
IBM 3590 / Fujitsu 3490E Tape Emulation
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A Virtual SCSI Tape Drive Emulation for a SCSI Disk, or Flash Disk.
Emulates 3490E, IBM3590, or DLT4000 SCSI tape drives.
Zero tape positioning times useful for quick file positioning when reading the tape.
Removable Disk drive can be treated as a single tape media
Disks can be any size from 1Gb to 146Gb
Disks can be solid state Flash disksproviding a rugged media.
Eliminates problems of slow backups shoeshining the tape drive, which eventually leads to failures.
Can be dual-ported so that two ore more Hosts can share the unit.
The disk itself can also be saved back to a regular tape drive in an off-line fashion simply connect the tape drive and select this function in the menu.
Simple Plug & Play installation
A small, lightweight alternative to the 3490E tape drive itself.
Informative front panel LCD display shows current tape activity and write/read backup progress