IBM 3850 Mass Storage System (MSS) Introduction and Preinstallation Planning
Second Edition (April 1980)
This edition replaces the previous edition (numbered GA32-0038-0). Changes or additions to the
text and illustrations are indicated by a vertical line to the left of the change. Changes are
continually made to the information herein; before using this publication in connection with the
operation of IBM systems, consult the latest IBM System!370 Bibliography, GC20-0001, for the
editions that are applicable and current.
This book contains general information about the physical characteristics of
the IBM 3850 Mass Storage System and a general description of the
programming support provided by OS/VSI and 0S/VS2MVS operating systems.
It is for data-processing executives, operations personnel, field-service
personnel, system programmers, and application programmers so that they
can obtain both introductory knowledge of the Mass Storage System and
preinstallation planning information. Readers should be familiar with data
processing concepts and terminology.
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