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Magstar MP

(Magstar MultiPurpose) A magnetic tape technology from IBM for midrange systems. Introduced in 1996, Magstar MP uses 5GB and 7GB dual-hub 8mm tape cartridges designed for fast picking in a robotic library. The tape head starting point is positioned halfway into the tape. Magstar MP was not as widely used as the Magstar line. See magnetic tape and Magstar.


Magstar MP and Magstar
Magstar MP and Magstar are different technologies. Magstar MP uses dual-hub 8mm cartridges that start mid-tape, while Magstar uses a half-inch single-hub cartridge.
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The entry-level model supports one or two drives with 20 Magstar MP linear-tape cartridges for 300Gb of storage, while the largest model supports up to six drives with 324 cartridges for 4.
WORLDWIDE MARKET PROJECTIONS COMPACT TAPE DRIVES UNIT SHIPMENTS (THOUSANDS) 2001 2002 2007 Cartridge 604 520 683 DAT 1,312 1,126 370 8-MM 121 172 334 Magstar MP 2 1 0 DLT 444 450 650 LTO 92 189 621 TOTAL UNITS 2,575 2,458 2,659 REVENUE (MILLION) 2001 2002 2007 Cartridge $127 $111 $132 DAT $601 $498 $137 8-MM $141 $163 $256 Magstar MP $10 $4 $0 DLT $625 $668 $1,008 LTO $273 $508 $1,103 TOTAL REVENUE $1,777 $1,951 $2,636
Eight-millimeter libraries retained third position, at 10% in both years, augmented by recent AIT and Magstar MP shipments.
Jim Delshad, chief executive officer and president of Ai, said, "The move to include IBM's Magstar MP technology with the introduction of Ai's 8570-VTC is consistent with the company's mission to supply intelligent storage connectivity solutions to a broad range of customers.
With the Help of Crossroads' Storage Routers, IBM Magstar MP
To further clarify the previous news release, Ai and Ai products have no association with IBM Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem or IBM Magstar MP 3570 or 3575 Tape Subsystems.
The IBM SAN Data Gateway utilizes heterogeneous interfaces, including Ultra SCSI channel and Fibre Channel bandwidth, for attachment of heterogeneous devices such as the IBM Versatile Storage Server; the Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem; the Magstar 3494 Tape Library, the Magstar 3590 Silo Compatible Tape Subsystem environments; the Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem or the Magstar MP 3575 Tape Library Dataserver.
The SAN Data Gateway utilizes Ultra SCSI channel and Fibre Channel bandwidth for attachment of the IBM Versatile Storage Server; the Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem; the Magstar 3494 Tape Library, the Magstar 3590 Silo Compatible Tape Subsystem environments; the Magstar MP 3570 Tape Subsystem or the Magstar MP 3575 Tape Library Dataserver.
REELbackup software is the only product that supports all StorageTek libraries and nearly every tape device, including: DLT 7000, DLT 4000, TimberLine(R), RedWood(R), Magstar(R), Magstar MP, 3480/3490, DTF, AIT, Mammoth, 8mm, 4mm, QIC cartridge, among others.
Plasmon offers a wide range of storage solutions based on magneto-optical, CD and Magstar MP technologies from 78 gigabytes to 4.
The entry-level model C-10, with an integrated Digital Linear Tape (DLT) library, is ideal for department and small company needs; the mid-sized model C-20 is for larger departments and medium-sized companies, and incorporates the newly enhanced faster access Magstar MP tape storage subsystem.