Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98/NT/2000/03/XP/NT 4
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / May 3rd 2005
The IBM Total Storage 3580 model L33 Tape Drive is an external drive incorporating the 3rd and latest generation of IBM LTO¬Æ technology. It has an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit which is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The 3580 Tape Drive provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-in., 4mm, or 8mm tape drives. The 3580 model L33 can read and write LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 1. It provides superior performance and capacity attributes for unattended backup within midrange and enterprise server environments. The device is compatible with all major operating systems. It also adheres to the widely supported LTO specification which promotes standardization and allows for multiple media and drive providers and has an increased cartridge capacity and provides superior data protection
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The IBM 3580 ULTRIUM LTO W2K TAPE DRIVES come with a native capacity cartridge of 100GB with a 15MB/sec native data rate. The connectivity is through an Ultra SCSI and FC connection protocol. It has a base frame of and up to 15 expansions frames. It can deal with up to 12 drives per frames (up to 192 per library). It can also do up to 224 I/O slots (16 1/0 slots standards) and has an IBM LTO Ultrium 4, 3 and 2 cartridges. Its lowest working PB is 11PB while its highest is 18.6 PB with 3592 extended capacity cartridges. The storage tape uses a LTO fiber channel interface for server attachment. The latest drivers and accessories for this device can be got from the manufacturer's official website. These ensure that the device retains its high performance rates and remains stable for longer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and IBM 3580 ULTRIUM LTO W2K TAPE DRIVES errors before installing any driver updates.