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DLT/CompacTape II Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers full data transfer and recovery services for the DLT II format. When you need to access an older DLT or CompacTape cartridge, our teams deliver excellent results to help you keep your business running smoothly.

DLT/CompacTape II Tape Data Recovery

Our teams will safely repair broken cartridge components to restore any DLT II tape to a working condition.

CompacTape II was a predecessor to the Digital Linear Tape (DLT) line of storage cartridges. It is a part of the DLT family, and is sometimes referred to simply as DLT II as a result of this association. The original CompacTape II could hold 0.3 gigabytes of data, a tremendous capacity in the late 1980s and early 1990sm; and the TK70 tape drive could read CompacTape II at a maximum rate of 0.045 megabytes per second. As a result, many businesses relied on the TK70/CompacTape II combination for archival storage applications.

Today, CompacTape II systems are relatively uncommon, but some institutions still use older media or occasionally need to access dedicated CompacTape archives for various reasons.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineering teams can treat all of the issues that affect CompacTape media, restoring full access to your files in a matter of days. We also offer free media evaluations for all tape media, including legacy media such as the CompacTape II.

Our engineers will perform a full analysis of your media issues to provide an accurate cost and turnaround estimate for data recovery. We complete media evaluations within several days to give your business the information it needs to plan appropriately, and if you need faster access to your files, we offer 24/7/365 emergency services with expedited evaluations.

Contact our customer service team today to get started.

Reliable Results for CompacTape II Data Recovery and Repair

Many CompacTape II cartridges are several decades old, and storage-related media decay is a major threat for older magnetic tapes. As a tape sits in storage, oxide and plastic components can decay, resulting in a broken or unreadable tape. Exposure to sunlight, humidity or extreme temperatures can accelerate this process.

TK70 tape drives can also become significantly less reliable over time, eventually breaking entirely and occasionally causing damage to DLT II tapes when attempting normal read/write operations. In many cases, our clients do not realize that they have damaged tape drives until they attempt to read several tapes, causing significant damage in the process.

Some other common causes of data loss for CompacTape II media include:

  • Fire, Flood and Smoke Damage
  • Z-Folds, Tears and Other Physical Tape Issues
  • Unspooling
  • Permanent Errors Residing Mid-File
  • Impact-Related Physical Tape Damage
  • Accidental Overwrites and Deletion

Obsolescence is another threat; in some cases, businesses simply do not have access to working hardware that can read CompacTape II media. Regardless of the severity of physical and logical media issues, Secure Data Recovery Services' advanced facilities offer an excellent option for recovery.

We treat all physically damaged DLT media in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, a specially designed environment with advanced filtration to prevent potentially harmful media contamination. By regularly investing in next-generation technology, we ensure the best possible result in every case while controlling turnaround time and protecting our clients' confidentiality.

What to Do When You Cannot Read a CompacTape II Tape

To improve your chances of a successful data recovery, we recommend turning off your TK70 as soon as you notice symptoms of data loss. Never attempt to recover your own data or re-spool a damaged tape, as this can cause permanent media issues that greatly reduce your chances of a fast, complete recovery. Immediately contact a qualified DLT II data recovery provider to discuss your options.

Reasons to choose Secure Data Recovery Services for DLT II data recovery:

  • An Overall Success Rate of 96 Percent
  • A Better Set of Security Credentials Than Any Other Provider
  • SSAE 16 Type II Certification
  • Safe DLT Data Tape Repair in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee for All DLT II Data Recovery Cases
  • Free Diagnostics, Online Case Monitoring Tools and More

When you work with Secure Data Recovery Services, you can quickly restore access to any critically important storage device without taking unnecessary risks. We maintain excellent security credentials, and with our advanced laboratory technology and high success rates, we offer the best available option for DLT II data recovery and media repair. Secure Data Recovery Services also offers RAID data recovery and RAID repair, and regardless of your failure scenario, our team can help you avoid problematic downtime. Start your case today by contacting our 24/7 customer service line today.

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