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. We also buy your excess equipment.

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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