• Subject: Re: 3490 tape drive
  • From: "Avi Hecht" <avi_hecht@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 10:50:19 +0200

Hi Nina,

About 10 years ago I run a similar project and what I did was
to connect the M/F 370 VM/VSE/ VTAM/PEP/NCP to the AS/400
via a V24 cable at a speed of 19200 using a modem eliminator.

Avi

----- Original Message -----
From: "nina jones" <ddi@datadesigninc.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 2:51 AM
Subject: Re: 3490 tape drive


>
> > We are looking to buy or lease a 3490 tape drive to connect to our AS400
for a conversion process from an IBM mainframe environment. Any ideas of
where I can buy one cheap (used) or lease?
>
>
> what do you consider cheap?  and are the tapes 3490 or 3490e?
>
> we have a drive that processes 3480/3490/3490e tapes, and i believe it
> was about $10,000 when we got it 3 years  ago.  we got it from a company
> called me2 in colorado.  in addition, you have to have an adaptor card
> in your as/400 for an external tape drive.
>
> i don't know what those drives cost now, but i doubt that even today,
> you're looking at much less than that if you need 3490e.
>
> nj
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