It is a common practice to back up systems to tape drives. They are fast, convenient and hold multiple gigs, unlike CDs. However, tapes can be written wrong, have early end of data markers, or become corrupt over an extended period of time. DATA RECOVERY LABORATORIES has recovered tapes that have become corrupt due to many situations including:

  • Physical damage (earthquake, fire)
  • Water damaged tapes (floods)
  • Smoke or Chemical Damaged Tapes
  • Broken Tapes
  • Back up Failures
  • Overwritten Tapes
  • Intentionally damaged tapes

DATA RECOVERY LABORATORIES has its own proprietary software to access more data off of tapes than ever before. Our in-house programmers are constantly upgrading and generating new recovery software to help better serve you. Our programmers are trained in recovery from many tape formats, including:

  • 4mm
  • DAT, DDS, DDS2, DDS3, DDS4
  • 8mm Quantum and DLT tapes
  • Exabyte and Sony tapes
  • Seagate AIT, OnStream, ADR and Travan tapes
  • QIC mini cartridge tapes
  • LTO, 1,2,3 ect.
  • " tape reels
  • " Cartridge

After determining what steps will be necessary to complete your recovery, we will contact you for you to approve your recovery. No work will be done without your approval. As soon as you approve the recovery, a programmer will continue with the recovery effort, and validate the data and place it on a suitable replacement media.