T9940A Tape Drive – 200GB, 70MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

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StorageTek T9940A

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Manufacturer: StorageTek
Part #: StorageTek T9940A
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Warranty: 90 Days

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T9940A Tape Drive – 200GB, 70MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

The StorageTek T9940A Tape Drive has a low dollar per gigabyte media requirement, which will help you to cut you costs. The StorageTek T9940A 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 T9940A has a data transfer rate of up to 30 megabytes per second. With StorageTek T9940A 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 T9940A 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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Capacity and performance
Capacity, native 60 GB
Performance, native (uncompressed)
(compressed, maximum)
10 MB/sec
35 MB/sec
Access times*
Tape load and thread to ready 18 sec (formatted)
Average file access time 41 sec
Maximum/average rewind time 90/45 sec
Unload time 18 sec
Tape format
Recording format Linear serpentine
Number of channels 16
Power on 290,000 hr @ 100% duty cycle
Tape load 240,000 hr @ 10 loads/day (100,000 loads)
Tape path motion (TPM) 196,000 hr @ 70% TPM duty cycle
Head life 8.5 yr @ 70% TPM duty cycle
Uncorrected bit error rate 1×10-18
Undetected bit error rate 1×10-33
Interface data
Interface 1 Gigabit (Gb) Fibre Channel
Ultra-SCSI HVD (40 MB/sec)
ESCON 20 MB/sec (maximum)
Read/write compatibility interface Proprietary format
Emulation modes Native, 3490E, 3590
Physical data
Form factor 5.25 in (full height)
Environmental data
Operating +59° F to +90° F (+15° C to +32° C)
Non-operating +50° F to +104° F (+10° C to +40° C)
Operating 20% to 80%
Non-operating 10% to 95%
Power source
Voltage 100-240 VAC @ 50- 60 Hz
Power consumption/dissipationoperating maximum continuous – not peak) 82 VA /280 BTU/hr


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  • 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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