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IBM 6400 Model 005

IBM 6400 Model 005
alaScore 82

8 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of IBM 6400 Model 005. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably.

durability, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the IBM 6400 Model 005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Alan Fackler (

Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Review


Sentey's Arvina GS-6400 has a lot of things going for it, especially given its $89 price tag. The question is whether a bunch of fans and a ton of space are worth the inclusion of some cheapo parts and a somewhat tacky appearance.

Lots of cooling; tons of space; toolless bays

Very heavy; no USB 3.0 support; flimsy securing mechanisms; glossy trim

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Michael "Cottonmouth" Bollinger (

Sentey GS-6400 Arvina Case


Today we have a case on our test bench from a company I haven't heard of until recently, Sentey. They sent us a case from their Extreme Division. The Arvina GS-6400B Mid Tower case, the B stand for the color scheme which is mostly blue with some black.

Great Air Flow ; Tool Less Design ; Build-in Card Reader ; Aesthetically Pleasing ; Concealed Optical Drives ; Constructed from High Quality Materials

Some Cables are not long enough ; Some Filter are not Accessible ; Dust and Fingerprint magnet

Next I installed the optical drive. This was very simple just unlock the desired bay, slide it in and lock it down by press the retainer into place until it is locked. After that I mounted my power supply with the screw it came with. The video card was...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Sourabh (

Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Case


Today we will be reviewing a case from a new company. Sentey makes quite a few different products, with unique cases being their primary focus right now. Keep reading to see how they did!

Unique ; Styling looks good ; Multiple colors available ; Tool kit included ; Adequate Cooling

Quality is acceptable but not outstanding

Aug, 2010


Expert review by : Jonathan W. (

Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Case


Computer cases have seen a great advancement in features in recent years. With the innovation of larger coolers that require backplates, many higher end cases are having to create a cutout on the motherboard tray for enthusiast users. Other things such...

Integrated card reader ; Removable HDD cage ; Tool-less drive and expansion card installation ; 6 fans

Quite heavy ; Side panels very fingerprint-prone

The Arvina may be the first high end gaming case that Sentey has created and marketed, but it is a great case with wonderful features, especially considering it is only their first try. They also had a lot of innovative ideas on this case, which makes...


Expert review by : Steve Ruxton (

Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Case Review


Recently a new player in the Computer enthusiast sector contacted us and asked us if we would like to review their latest chassis design. Sentey (as they are known) sent over their Arvina GS-6400 chassis, with the intention to impress our readers.

Because we have some concerns about the quality of the tool-free mounting hardware some people may want to look elsewhere. Enthusiast users could resort to using screws but that defeats the purpose of the tool free design. If you upgrade frequently...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

The IBM 6400 family is a feature-rich suite of impact printers, specifically designed for high- volume printing environments. The printers are also versatile, providing a variety of emulations and options for attaching to virtually any IBM or non-IBM system. The IBM 6400 family is available in two configurations - an open pedestal or an enclosed cabinet. The open pedestal design minimizes floor space requirements and maximizes access to forms. The enclosed cabinet models provide acoustic levels quieter than many laser printers, making them suitable for nearly all business environments. The IBM 6400 printer family comes complete with an 80-character display that lets you verify the operational status of the printer in one of seven different languages. This display is complemented by quick-entry command keys that are color-coded to simplify operation. The IBM 6400 family offers a variety of system attachments and printer emulations, allowing it to serve a wide range of computing environments. This provides flexibility during initial installation as well as helping to provide investment protection for the future. Using the 6400 Printer Management Utility, you can easily manage the IBM 6400 family. This utility provides the ability to access multiple printers remotely from a single database, download software and printer settings from a host computer, and use a virtual operator panel to configure printers. In addition, the optional IBM printer management suite, Infoprint Manager, now supports the 6400 printer family. Each IBM 6400 printer is capable of printing advanced graphics and bar codes using a variety of graphic features, such as Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), Code V and IGP. The IBM 6400 family streamlines paper handling with a simple, reliable paper path. This design, along with the view function, makes forms loading and alignment fast and efficient. The IBM 6400 family also provides additional control with horizontal and vertical fine-scale adjustments that ensure precise forms alignment. The open style of the pedestal models provides quick access to forms both before and after printing. The two-position lid lets you select whether forms will exit from the rear or, for frequently accessed, short-run applications, from the top.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:PC/PC / Unix/PC / Unix
Country Kits:N/a
Model:Model 005/Model 008/Model 009/Model 010/Model 014/Model 015/Model 020/Model 050/Model i05/Model i10/Model i15/Model i1P/Model i20/Model i24/Model i2S/Model i5P/Model P10/Model P50
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM 6400




Type: None


Type:None/Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Coax / Parallel / Serial / Twinax/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / Serial/Ethernet 10Base-2 / Parallel / Serial/Parallel / Serial/Parallel / Serial / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX/Parallel / Serial
Language Simulation:CALS G4 / EPSON FX / IBM PPR/EPSON FX / IBM PPR / IBM XL24E / IPDS / Printronix IGP/EPSON FX / IBM PPR/EPSON FX / IBM PPR / IBM XL24E /EPSON FX / IBM PPR / IPDS/EPSON FX / IBM PPR / IPDS / Printronix Code V / Printronix Graphics Language / Printronix IGP/EPSON FX / IBM Proprinter III/EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter III XL / Printronix Code V / Printronix IGP / Printronix P-Series XQ / Printronix Serial Matrix/EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter III XL / Printronix P-Series / Printronix P-Series XQ / Printronix Serial Matrix/IPDS/IPDS / Printronix Code V / Printronix IGP
Max H-Resolution B/W:20cpi/8lpi
Max Media Size (Standard):17 in x 24 in/17 in x 24 in / fanfold (17 in)/17 in x 24 in / Roll (17 in)
Max Printing Speed:1000lines/min/1400lines/min/1500lines/min/2000lines/min/2400lines/min/500lines/min/800lines/min/900lines/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:20cpi/8lpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Straight
Media Type:Continuous forms/Continuous forms / Plain paper
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:Workgroup printer

Reference Resource

Category:Computer hardware
Series:Programmer's Reference / Programmers Reference
Title:IBM 6400 Line Matrix Printer Coax/Twinax
Type:Reference book


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 months warranty/3 years warranty /90 days warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:IBM OS/2 2.x or later / IBM OS/400 2.3 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98/IBM OS/400 2.3 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / IBM OS/2 2.x or later