Tape Data Recovery

For many businesses, tapes serve an important function in their data backup strategies. Various formats of digital tape cartridges provide reliable data storage with massive data capacities. However, tapes can lose their data as they age, and they can suffer from multiple forms of failure that can cause data corruption or loss. If you need to recover data from any tape format, contact the experts at Drive Data Recovery today.

Drive Data Recovery is a leading data recovery provider for all tape formats. The technicians at Drive Data Recovery use the most advanced techniques and stay up to date on changes to data storage technology. Our high success rate, quick turnaround times, and confidentiality guarantee have made us one of the top data recovery companies in the country. For your tape recovery needs, turn to Drive Data Recovery, a national leader in all tape and cartridge formats.

tape data recoveryTypes of Tape Storage We Service

There are multiple formats of tape cartridges available to provide tape data backups, and each is designed to store different types of data. While tape storage used to be a central tool for many businesses, cartridges are becoming less common. The experts at Drive Data Recovery are knowledgeable in multiple tape storage technologies and devices, and we are equipped to recover data from any tape format, including:

  • LTO
  • DLT
  • S-AIT

Common Symptoms of Failing Tape Devices

Your tapes can contain tens of thousands of gigabytes of data, so if they begin to fail, it can put critical data at risk. Recognizing the early signs of a failing device is the best way to prevent permanent data loss. The sooner you take action, the better chance you have of fully recovering any lost data.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact an expert at Drive Data Recovery today.

  • Inaccessible, missing, or corrupted data
  • Tape not recognized by device
  • Slow device performance
  • Slow data read/write speed
  • Repeated freezing, crashing, or errors

Causes of Tape Data Loss & Failure

Identifying the cause of your data loss is the first step our experts take during the free diagnosis of your tape storage device. Once we have identified the cause, we can select the best method to recover your data. You will receive a diagnostic report that details the cause and provides an up-front quote on the cost to recover your data and the time required for the recovery process.

While data loss can occur because of a range of issues or accidents, the three fundamental types of damage that cause data loss are logical drive failure, electrical drive failure, and mechanical drive failure.

Logical drive failure, or corruptions to your storage data, can occur if your tape storage device is disconnected improperly during the data read or write process. This can make your data inaccessible or invisible.

Electrical drive failure can occur when a surge of electricity reaches your tape or device. Faulty hardware, power outages, and lightning strikes can all cause electrical damage, putting your data at risk.

Mechanical drive failure, or physical damage, is a common cause of data loss and device failure for tape storage, particularly as your storage device ages. When stored and handled properly, tapes have a fairly low chance of sustaining physical harm, but all tapes lose the effectiveness of their magnetic storage with time.

What to Do if Your Tape Storage Device Fails

If your tape storage fails or you realize your data is missing, Drive Data Recovery is here to help. If you cannot access data on your tape storage, follow these steps immediately to improve your chances of fully recovering your data:

  1. Safely turn off your tape storage device.
  2. Remove all cables connected to your drive and remove the drive, if possible.
  3. Do not attempt to restore device power or use free data recovery software found on the web. This software often causes greater damage to the device and can make recovery impossible.
  4. Contact a specialist at Drive Data Recovery to start your free consultation.

Why Choose Drive Data Recovery for Tape Recovery?

Storage and backup media have evolved, but tapes continue to be a reliable backup solution for businesses in several industries. When you need help with damaged or missing data from any tape format, the experts at Drive Data Recovery can help. Our state of the art equipment, high success rate, and expertise in tape storage devices have made us one of the most trusted data recovery companies in the country. And we understand the importance of information security, which is why we offer an industry-leading confidentiality guarantee to keep your data secure at every step of the data recovery process.

As soon as we receive your device at any of our facilities, we will begin our free diagnosis process. You will receive a detailed diagnostic report and quote for your device, usually within 72 hours. Once you have approved the data recovery process, you will receive your private data within 7 to 10 days. We also offer rush emergency service to our clients for an additional fee.

Don’t wait. Contact a Drive Data Recovery expert to start your free consultation today.