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Fujitsu M2488C Tape Drive

Fujitsu M2488C Tape Drives
M2488C

The Fujitsu M2488C is an 18/36 track tape drive that utilizes a half-inch cartridge and offers 3480 and 3490 compatibility. These drives feature leading mainframe technology for data interchange and backup to workstations and other advanced computer platforms.

. Fujitsu M2488C Product Sheet – 245K PDF

Features:

  • Full IBM read compatibility (18-Track)
  • Full IBM read/write compatibility (36-Track)
  • High level of data checking throughout
  • Integrated power supply
  • Downloadable firmware via cartridge, SCSI interface, or RS/232 interface (9-pin DB-9 connector)
  • Seismic Data Feature (optional)
Fujitsu M2488C Tape Drive Specifications
3480 / 3490 series 18 / 36-Track
Data
Transfer Rate
Host: 20 Mb/s max. (asynchronous mode)
Host: 10 Mb/s max. (synchronous mode)
Drive/Controller: 3.0 MB/s (sustained – uncompressed)
Drive/Controller: 9.0 MB/s (sustained – 3:1 compression)
Host Interface ANSI Standard SCSI-2 (ANSI X3.133.131-1994)
Data Buffer Capacity 2 MB (Protected by CRC)
Tape Speed Nominal: 2.0 m/s (78.6 IPS)
Search Mode: 4 m/s (157.2 IPS)
Recording density 75,742 bpi
Recording Capacity 1.2 GB with 545 feet (single) length tape and EDRC
2.4 GB with 1100 feet (double) length tape and EDRC
Recording Method 36-Track DD-NRZI (18-track Serpentine)
Number of Tracks 18 (IBM read compatibility)
18 (industry accepted write feature)
36 (read/write)
Load/Unload Time 13 sec. (typical)
Rewind Time (typical) 55 sec. (typical) single length tape
100 sec. (typical) double length tape
M2488C Physical Specifications
Drive ACL 10 Cart Mag
Dimensions Height
Width
Depth
5 in (127 mm)
8.5 in (217 mm)
15.74in (400mm)
5 in (127 mm)
8.5 in (217 mm)
8.9 in (226 mm)
15.3 in (388 mm)
5 in (127 mm)
5.5 in (139 mm)
Weight 26.5 lbs (12 kg) 11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)
MTTR Less than 30 min
MTBF 50,000 hours
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