The World's Most Advanced DDS Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services provides reliable data recovery and repair services for all DDS formats. We offer advanced security, free diagnostics and guaranteed results through a large network of offices, and our team can help your business recover from any media disaster.

DDS Tape Data Recovery

As DDS specialists, we treat hundreds of tape cartridges each year and provide consistently reliable results.

The DDS was an answer to the growing market for high-capacity tapes following the widespread use of the related DAT format for computer data storage. Both DAT and DDS tape initially had a tape width of 3.81 millimeters (often rounded to 4 millimeters in product literature). Newer generations of the DDS format use 8mm tape and offer native capacities as high as 160 gigabytes.

Like other high-capacity storage tapes, DDS offers fast transfer speeds, a low per-unit cost and reliable operation. These features make DDS a perfect technology for data backup. Many businesses create regular archives of important systems with DDS, but when the cartridges become unreadable for any reason, the results can be disastrous.

We offer an extensive set of data recovery services for DAT, DDS-1 through DDS-4, DDS-72, DAT-160, DAT-320 and all other data cartridge formats. By repairing damaged tape mechanisms, we can quickly restore access to essential files while protecting your confidentiality.

Our engineering teams can treat all DDS failure scenarios including:

  • Tape Damage Due to Improper Storage Conditions
  • Torn, Broken or Flipped Tape Fire and Flood Damage
  • File Corruption
  • Accidental Overwrites, Oxide Loss and More

Secure Data Recovery Services offers free media evaluations for all DDS media through the most advanced, capable laboratory in the United States. Each evaluation provides an analysis of the failure, a time frame for DDS tape data recovery and a detailed cost estimate, and you are never under any obligation to approve our quote. Call our customer service team today to get started.

What to Do When DDS Tapes Fail

DDS drives often give read/write errors or corruption errors when accessing damaged tapes. This is not always the case, however; if a DDS tape has permanent mid-file errors or if it contains corrupt data, it may appear to read normally at first. If a tape has oxide issues, it may jam or make unusual noises.

The LED lights on DDS tape drives can also indicate failures in some instances. For example, the SDT-S9000 DDS/DAT drive presents a full line blinking LEDs when a major hardware error is completely preventing a read or write operation. However, it is important to note that a tape drive may have trouble detecting a hardware error under certain circumstances, and because malfunctioning DDS drives can damage tape cartridges, we do not recommend running any intensive diagnostics on DDS media.

If you cannot access DDS media, you should turn your drive off and immediately contact a qualified data recovery company. Do not attempt to repair the damaged cartridge, as you might cause additional damage that could reduce your chances of a successful case result. Schedule a professional media evaluation as soon as possible.

A Dependable Resource for DDS Tape Data Recovery

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we specialize in DDS tape data recovery. We use state-of-the-art tools, including a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, our engineers follow strict protocols to keep DDS cartridges safe during repair procedures. When you send your media to our facilities, you always get consistent, dependable results.

More reasons to choose Secure Data Recovery Services:

  • Advanced Tools for Fast, Effective DDS Data Recovery
  • Online Status Updates and Case Monitoring Tools
  • Exceptional Success Rates for All DDS Formats
  • ther Media Services Including RAID Repair and Tape Conversion

Secure Data Recovery Services has the highest recovery rates in the industry for tape media, and our engineers have decades of combined experience with DDS and DAT. Unlike other providers, we offer no data, no charge guarantees with all of our services. We protect our clients' data with excellent security systems, and our customer service team is available 24/7 to help you start a case. To set up an evaluation at one of our offices or for more information, contact Secure Data Recovery Services today.