Another resource is the Redbook "The IBM TotalStorage Tape Selection and
Differentation Guide" (SG24-6946-01). Chapter 4 and Appendix A have data
and flow-chartrs for helping decide which tape format may be the best for a
It doesn't include the 3592 but I think relating to the 3590 could be
extrapolated to the 3592.
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST
cc: (bcc: Michael
"Dearman, Subject: Re: ?continue using
3590's or convert to LTO tape?
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I'm going in the direction of the 3592 upgrade for my 3494. I have an LTO1
w/2 drives for an offsite copy pool and I've had more problems with it than
the 3590 drives in my 3494 primary storage pool. I believe the 3592
technology to be much more stable and tested than the LTO models. I don't
think IBM will phase out the 3592 line because it's there cash cow. You
$30k for a 3592 or $10k for an LTO why would you phase out your money
Besides large mainframe environments highly use 3590 technology. Although
do believe LTO storage capacity will exceed 3592 drives in the near future
and upgrades in capacity to 3592 line will be slower than those for LTO.
From: Bob Booth - CITES [mailto:booth AT UIUC DOT EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 8:06 AM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: ?continue using 3590's or convert to LTO tape?
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 05:37:52AM -0400, asr AT UFL DOT EDU wrote:
> ==> In article <4071C3EE.8050102 AT Yale DOT Edu>, James R Owen
<Jim.Owen AT YALE DOT EDU> writes:
> > Are you [other sites substantially invested in 3590's] continuing to
> > invest in 3590's -or- are you converting to other (LTO?) tape
> 3592. Mmmm.
> tsm: GLMAIL>q vol T00054
> Volume Name Storage Device Estimated Pct
> Pool Name Class Name Capacity Util
> ------------------------ ----------- ---------- --------- -----
> T00054 GLMAIL-3592 3592DEV 569,517.6 97.5
> > Is anyone considering/already doing a substantial 3590->LTO conversion?
> > If so, we would like to talk with you.
> And it fits in your extant 3494.
Ah. Careful with this statement. It does fit, however, you need a frame
conversion, library manager upgrade, and 3592's and 3590's can't coexist in
the same frame.
We may not *convert*, but we may move our 3590's out of our L unit, upgrade
it, and move in a couple of these babies. They do look nice, but I still
the thought of the dataloss, if one cart gets damaged or fails. ooooh.
> - Allen S. Rout
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