T9940B Tape Drive – 60GB, 30MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

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StorageTek T9940B

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Manufacturer: StorageTek
Part #: StorageTek T9940B
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Warranty: 90 Days

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T9940B Tape Drive – 60GB, 30MB/s (Fibre, ESCON)

The StorageTek T9940B 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 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. The StorageTek T9940B Tape Drive has native FICON interface that reduces FICON configuration costs and complexity.

The StorageTek T9940B Tape Drive has a low dollar per gigabyte media requirement, which will help you to cut you costs. It has data compression that can store as much as 400-800 gigabytes on a single cartridge. The StorageTek T9940B has a data transfer rate of up to 30 megabytes per second. With StorageTek T9940B 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.

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Access time
Tape load and thread to ready 18 sec
Average file access time (first file) 41 sec
Average access time 59 sec
Maximum/average rewind time 90/45 sec
Unload time 18 sec
Data transfer rate, native (uncompressed) 30 MB/sec
Data transfer rate, native (compressed) 70 MB/sec
Capacity, native (uncompressed) 200 GB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Power on 290,000 hr @ 100% duty cycle
Tape load 240,000 hr @ 10 loads/day (100,00 loads)
Tape path motion 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 2-Gb Fibre Channel, ESCON, ESCON for VSM, 2-Gb
FICON for FICON and FICON express channels
Burst transfer rate
Channel rate (Fibre Channel) 200 MB/sec (maximum instantaneous)
Interface (Fibre Channel) N & NL port, FC-PLDA (Hard and soft AL-PA
capability), FC-AL-2 FCP-2, FC-TAPE
Read/write compatibility interface Proprietary format
Emulation modes Native, T9940A, 3490E, 3590
Height 3.25 (8.25 cm)
Depth 25.0 in (63.5 cm)
Operating +59° to +90° F (+15° to +32° C)
Non-operating +59° to +90° F (+15° to +32° C)
Relative humidity
Operating 20% to 80%
Non-operating 10% to 95%
Tape format
Recording format Linear serpentine
Voltage 100–240 VAC @ 50–60 Hz
Power consumption/dissipation
(operating 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]
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  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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