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An Advanced DAT Tape Data Recovery Provider

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data tape repair services for all DAT cartridges. As one of the world's leading data recovery companies, we provide dependable results for 4mm DAT, 8mm DAT and dozens of other tape formats.

DAT Tape Data Recovery

While DAT tapes provide dependable storage, no tape format can offer perfect protection from data loss.

Thousands of businesses across the United States use DAT tapes or related formats like DDS and ADAT for backups. Although DAT was originally designed for audio, the format became a popular choice for computer data storage for its relatively large capacity and ability to support compression. DAT tapes can hold up to 80 gigabytes, and related formats like the DAT-320 support a compressed capacity of 320GB with fast 12 megabyte per second transfer speeds.

All digital tape cartridges become less reliable over time, however, and while DAT is a reliable standard, the tapes can lose information for a number of reasons.

Some of the most common causes of data loss on DAT tapes include:

  • Exposure to Excessive Sunlight, Heat and Moisture
  • Poor Storage Conditions
  • Permanent Mid-File Errors
  • Accidental Tape Deletion or Overwrites
  • Impact Damage and Physical Component Damage
  • Tape Folds and Unspooling

Our engineers have significant experience with DAT and related media formats, and we always take appropriate steps to keep media safe and secure during the DAT tape repair process. Secure Data Recovery Services offers industry-leading turnarounds and recovery success rates for all tape media.

We also provide free media evaluations for DAT media. We can accurately determine the extent of data loss in any situation, providing you with a clear cost of recovery and a turnaround time estimate. Contact our customer service team today to get started.

Dedicated Technology for DAT Tape Data Recovery

DAT and DDS tapes require careful treatment, particularly when physical issues prevent tape drives from accessing data. We invest in our laboratory in order to maintain our outstanding 96 percent success rate, and by performing essential repairs in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, we maintain the integrity of your original DAT media throughout the process.

Other advantages of our DAT tape data recovery services:

  • Proprietary File Repair Tools Designed for Common Backup Applications
  • Excellent Success Rates for 4mm and 8mm Cartridges
  • 24/7/365 Services for Emergency Data Loss Scenarios
  • No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee for DAT Tape Data Recovery

DAT tapes often contain protected files, and we use strict security controls and media protocols to keep our clients' data safe at all times. Secure Data Recovery Services was the first data recovery company to earn a SSAE 16 Type II Certification.

We also offer RAID data recovery and RAID repair services for fast access to mission-critical files in virtually any data loss disaster. Our flexible set of turnaround options ensures the best possible return on investment, regardless of whether you need to control costs or limit your downtime.

What to Do When a DAT Tape Fails

DAT tapes are fairly small and relatively resistant to physical issues when compared with some other tape formats. However, airborne particles can ruin exposed tape and cause unexpected read/write issues, potentially extending data recovery turnaround times or causing permanent damage.

If you cannot read data from a DAT tape, do not attempt to move the tape into another cartridge. Do not re-spool tape, and never attempt to repair tape or tape drive components unless you have a full backup of your data. For the best possible results, you should contact a professional data recovery company as quickly as possible to prevent oxide issues from complicating the data recovery process.

Secure Data Recovery Services offers free media diagnostics for all DAT media, and our flexible service options help you avoid unnecessary downtime. If you need fast treatment, our 24/7/365 emergency data recovery services are an excellent, cost-effective option. Each of our service options features a no recovery, no charge policy and SSAE 16 Type II certified security. To get started, contact our customer service team today.

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