Imation 3590E Blackwatch K-Format Tape Cartridge L&I

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Imation 3590E Blackwatch K-Format Tape Cartridge L&I

Imation's 42149 Blackwatch Extended is a 3590E "K" format tape cartridge. It has a tape length of 631 meters which enables a native data storage capacity of 60GB which can be expanded up to 180GB when compressed. The Imation 42149 Blackwatch Extended tape cartridge has a native data transfer rate of 14MB/s and comes pre-labelled and initialised from the manufacturer.

Imation 3590E Blackwatch K-Format Tape Cartridge L&I


Product Description

Imation 3590E BW Tape Cartridge

Product Type

Magstar 3570 - Model C XL





“B” Model (128 track) 10GB
“E” Model (256 track) 20GB
“H” Model (384 track) 30GB


320 meters


Substrate 0.56 mils nominal (14.2 microns) Total 0.63 mils nominal (16.0 microns)


Long Length Test mode of 400 full file read-while-write passes . Short Length Test mode of 120,000+ Tread-forward passes read-forward passes.

Intrinsic coercivity (Hci)

1,625 Oersteds (129.3 kA/m) +- 75 Oe using VSM

with time constant of 0.3 seconds.

Broad Band No more than 1.0 dB lower than reference tape.

Signal-To-Noise (average signal power to average integrated broad band [floor] noise power).

Data transfer rates

7.0 MB/sec (up to 15.0 MB/sec compressed)

Data cartridge dimensions

58.8 mm W x 16.2 mm H x 137.1 mm D

Digital/system error characteristics

Analog Dropouts(25% Signal Remaining Threshold) Signal Track Less than one dropout for each 5 x 107 bits. Multi-Track/Coincident No more than 10 Permanent Errors Zero

Cartridge Shell Conditions

Leader Block Loading/Unloading Minimum of 5,000 load/unloads Cartridge Drop Test Suitable for single use after drop of up to 39.4 inches (1m)
Environmental Parameters


Non-hazardous to human health in anticipated use


Self-extinguishing per UL94

Operating Conditions

15°C to 32°C°C,20% RH to 80% RH;

26°C wet bulb maximum

Storage Conditions of recorded tape (4 weeks maximum)

4°C to 32°C,5% RH to 80% RH;

27°C wet bulb maximum

Transportation Conditions of Tape (10 days maximum)

-23°C to 49°C,5% RH to 80% RH;

27°C wet bulb maximum with no condensation

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