T9840C Tape Drive – 40GB, 70MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

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StorageTek T9840C

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Manufacturer: StorageTek
Part #: StorageTek T9840C
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Warranty: 90 Days

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T9840C Tape Drive – 40GB, 70MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

The StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive has a low dollar per gigabyte media requirement, which will help you to cut you costs. The StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive is a high capacity tape drive that minimizes cartridge mounts and has fewer cartridges to handle for disaster recovery and improve automation efficiency.It has data compression that can store as much as 400-800 gigabytes on a single cartridge. The StorageTek T9840C has a data transfer rate of up to 30 megabytes per second. With StorageTek T9840C tape drives, together with StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) system and the StorageTek StreamLineTM SL8500 modular library system, can maximize your archival capacity with efficiency and reliability.

The StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive has native FICO N interface that reduces FICON configuration costs and complexity. It does the work of multiple typical mid-range drives all by itself. This allows for lowered operating costs by reducing the number of units required and simplifies administration time. Fewer drive units also means fewer tape cartridges to maintain.

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Access Time
Tape load and thread to ready: 4 seconds

Average file access time (first file): 8 seconds

Average access time: 12 seconds

Maximum/average rewind time: 16/8 seconds

Unload time: 4 seconds

Data transfer rate, native (uncompressed): 30 MB/second

Data transfer rate, native (compressed): 70 MB/second
Capacity Native (uncompressed): 40GB
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Power on: 290,000 hrs. @ 100% duty cycle

Tape load: 240,000 hrs. @ 10 loads/day (100,000 loads)

Tape path motion: 216,000 hrs. @ 70% TPM duty cycle
Head Life 8.5 yrs. @ 70% TPM duty cycle
Uncorrected Bit Error Rate 1 x 10-18
Undetected Bit Error Rate 1 x 10-33
2 Gb Fibre Channel



2 Gb FICON for FICON and FICON Express channels
Channel Rate (Fibre Channel) 200 MB/sec (maximum instantaneous)
Interface (Fibre Channel)
N & NL port

FC-PLDA (hard- and soft AL-PA capability


Read/Write Compatibility Interface Proprietary format


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We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by StorageTek
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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