Backup Tape is a digital data storage device for archiving various digital files. It can store documents, photos, videos, database, email, text or combination on magnetic tape. To read backup tape you need tape drive. There are numerous types of tapes. Right now, most widely used are LTO BACKUP TAPE. LTO tape is cheap and reliable archiving device in comparison to alternatives. Current LTO-8 cartridge allows storage capacity up to 12TB native or uncompressed space or 30TB compressed with read/write speeds of 360MB/900MB respectively. LTO-8 is fast enough to compete with hard drive. Close to modern HDD read and write speed. LTO allows encryption.
DLT backup tape is past. There are no new devices. Best DLT tapes store up to 400/800GB capacity. Backup tapes differentiate by how data is stored, written or read out. Factor such is BPI (bits per inch) and tape width matters. Each tape needs its own drive to read and write cartridge. Tape Data moves to and from computer via SAS or SCSI or FC. Another part you will need is host bus adapter (HBA). Count all factors in and professional backup tape data recovery needs tens, if not hundreds of various drives, tapes, adapters, cables.
Any hardware needs software to work properly. Many programs are universal and work with variety of hardware. Not all. Old backup tapes require proprietary software and driver to work properly. Specifically tapes used in DOS, Unix, Novell, prior to MS WINDOWS introduction. Data recovery from old tapes is very tedious and time consuming. Software for DOS or Novell Operating Systems is extinct. Example old tapes like TRAVAN 10/20/40MB, COLORADO MEMORY SYSTEMS 80/120/250MB, ARCHIVE CORPORATION 20/40/80/120MB, Mammoth tapes.
QUBEX DATA RECOVERY of Denver provides premium tape data recovery, tape restoration and tape migration service. We are Colorado local business that service clients from all over the globe. QUBEX possess all hardware, software and skills to help you with backup tape recovery. We utilize personal approach.
To sum everything up. If you need old backup tape read out, data migrated to portable hard drive or external hard drive – we are the right company to talk to. All hardware is on hands and no time wasted. Work beings right from approval. Data recovery done in our secure facility, no 3rd party involved. You will have human communication with regular updates. Screenshots and photos provided for better understanding what’s going on. Pricing is transparent. We always consult with client prior to any questionable or billable situation.
Example of Backup Tapes we work with:
LTO-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, DLT I, II, III, IV, SDLT I, SDLT II, DLT S4, DDS-1,2,3,4, DAT72, DAT160, DAT320, VXA 1,2,3,4,5, AIT-1,2,3,4,5, SAIT-1, SAIT-2, DATA8, D8, MAMMOTH-1, MAMMOTH-2, IBM GEN-1,2,3,4,5,5A,6, DST SMALL, DST MEDIUM, DST LARGE, TRAVAN TR-1,2,3,4,5,7, 3M DATA CARTRIDGE QIC-11, QIC-24, QIC-40, QIC-80, QIC-120, QIC-150, QIC-525, QIC-1350, COLORADO TAPE, TANDBERG RDX, DELL RD1000, HPE RDX, SLR-1,2,3,4, SLR-4DC, SLR-5,6, MLR-1, MLR-3, SLR-7, SLR-40, SLR-60, SLR-75, SLR-100, SLR-140, Iomega Ditto-250, ditto-420, ditto-800, ditto-510, ditto-700, ditto-850, ditto-1700, ditto-3200, Ditto-2GB, Ditto-Max and many other tapes.
List of problems solved:
- not readable, thorn tape
- crumpled, squeezed, entangled tape
- cassette body or mechanism damaged
- water or liquid exposed
- misaligned, heat damaged tape
- deleted, de-spooled, formatted or marked free tape
- misconfigured, improperly set up or catalogued tape
- accidental overwrite
- degradation of magnetic media, decay
- unsupported hardware, no software, no drivers
- reading errors, header missing or corrupt backup data
- accidental initialization or format
- spooling errors
- you name it