• Subject: Re: Tape Compatibility
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 22:13:54 -0500

From this excerpt from the 3590-E11 sales manual description, I'd say the 3590 can't read tapes from a 3480 or 3490 (the 3490 can read 3480 tapes):

NOTE: OS/390, VM, and VSE system software and service updates are distributed on 3480/3490 format tape cartridges.
In situations where Magstar 3590 Tape Drives are sold into new accounts, it will be necessary to ensure the installation has at
least one system-attached 3490 tape drive to read the system installation tapes.

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"Graap, Ken" <keg@exchange.gasco.com>
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2000/11/29 19:18
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        Subject:        Tape Compatibility

Does anyone know if a 3480 tape written on an IBM MVS system is readable on
a 3590-E11 tape drive?


Kenneth E. Graap
IBM Certified Specialist
AS/400 Professional
Network Administrator
NW Natural (Gas Services)
Phone: 503-226-4211 x5537
FAX:    603-849-0591

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