IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

The IBM® 3592 tape cartridges are designed to help enterprise data centers satisfy increasing demands for data retention, security and availability while working with reduced budgets. IBM 3592 tape cartridges support media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges. That means existing media cartridges achieve both improved performance and capacity which helps you mitigate the impact of a tape subsystem upgrade.

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Virtual backhitch support

Improve performance for small file reads/writes and help reduce media wear with virtual backhitch support when used on TS1120 and newer tape drives.


Industry standard encryption

Enable your users to address security concerns by writing encrypted data to tape. Compatible across all TS1120 and newer tape drives.


High resolution tape directory

Leverage high-speed search and increased system performance by retrieving data faster when used on TS1140 and newer tape drives.


Economy cartridge

Reduce cost of ownership through a lower cost per cartridge. IBM 3592 tape cartridge providers faster access to data by reducing the length of the media.


Data safe mode

Gain write-once-read-many- (WORM) like protection using a standard 3592 cartridge.


Reinforced cartridge

Safeguard against accidental drops and help protect your data with a reinforced cartridge.


IBM 3592 tape cartridge


Weight 244 g (8.6 oz)
Estimated archive life Up to 30 years
Load/unload 20,000 load, unload and initialization cycles
Dimensions 24.5 mm H × 109 mm W × 125 mm D (0.97 in. × 4.3 in. × 4.9 in.)
Toxicity Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability Self-extinguishing per UL94
Temperature 16°C - 32°C (60.8°F - 89.6°F)
Dew point 22°C (71.6°F)
Relative humidity 20% - 80%
Warranty Limited lifetime: Free from manufacturing and material defects useful life of product