This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
Same form factor as 3480, serpentine. 9 MB/sec., 10GB/cart. Bare drive should retail ~$35K, 1Q95. Two SCSI interfaces? Robotics also planned. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 09/30/94) NTP has been released (95/4/10) as the 3590 tape subsystem with the Magstar tape drive. The press release didn't mention price, availability, or interfaces (though it did say attachable to Suns, RS-6k, etc.). list price for the 3590 drive is approximately $43.5K; list for media is approximately $50; list for 3590 drive + 10 cartridge stacker is approx $48K (95/9/18, email@example.com) IBM Storage has an excellent WWW page at http://www.storage.ibm.com/storage/storage.htm.