Refurbished & Used IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Drive

Alta Technologies buys & sells new, used, and refurbished IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Drives and upgrades. Whether you need a fully configured system or simply require a feature or part, we carry a broad array of used IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Drive hardware. 

With over 25 years of experience, Alta Technologies is the leading IBM storage reseller in the area. We also buy your excess equipment.

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IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Drive Information:

Depending on the characteristics of the data transferred, the 3581 is a stand-alone or rack-mounted tape autoloader with a sustained data transfer rate of up to 15 MB per second uncompressed, up to 30 MB with 2:1 compression. The 3581 has data compression circuitry that allows it to store up to 200 GB of data per cartridge. For save/restore and archiving functions, the 3581 is a cost-effective choice. There are up to seven cartridges available, with a total data capacity of 700 GB in native mode and 1.4 TB with 2:1 compression.

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IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Drive Specifications:

  • Tape capacity up to 100 GB native per cartridge (200 GB with 2:1 compression)

  • Seven storage slots, an optional bar code reader, and a front-panel LCD display

  • Data transfer rate up to 15 MB per second (uncompressed), up to 30 MB per second with 2:1 compression

  • Optional bar code reader

  • External, self-powered packaging

  • Front-panel LCD displays

  • Support for a wide variety of backup/restore software

  • Adherence to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) specifications

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