Hitachi began shipping the large-system-oriented H-6486-1 in March 1991 as a magnetic tape unit using 18-track cartridges for automation and sequential processing of large amounts of magnetic tape storage and to save space.
One enclosure contained four tape drives, and the eight-drive configuration reduced the unit’s footprint by more than 30 percent. Each drive was standard equipped with an auto cartridge stacker that held 12-cartridge magazines, for the sequential processing of large amounts of tape data.
Other features included a large, easy-to-read message panel, up to 16 channel connections with the host, and data transfer speeds of 9 MB per second.
|width: 1/2inch, length: 165 m|
|Number of tracks||18|
|Tape speed [m/s]||2|
|Tape speed [m/s]||3.0/6.0/9.0||3.0/6.0|
|Number of drives||4||2|
|Auto cartridge stacker||Standard |
(four 12-cartridge stackers)
(two 8-cartridge stackers)
|Max. number of channel connections||16 *1||8 *1|
*1.When dual controllers are installed.