Advanced DLT III Tape Data Recovery Solutions

Secure Data Recovery Services offers media repair, data transfer and data migration services for all Digital Linear Tape (DLT) cartridges. With next-generation technology and a large network of offices, we give you an efficient way to restore inaccessible DLT III media while protecting your confidentiality.

DLT III Tape Data Recovery

We are one of the only providers with a full set of data recovery services for the DLT III format.

The third generation of the CompacTape cartridge family was the DLT III, the first media cartridge to bear the DLT name. With a native capacity of 2.6 to 10 gigabytes of data, DLT III was a capable format for archival data storage through the late 1980s and early 1990s.

As is the case with any magnetic format, the DLT III can gradually decay and lose data. Thanks to the high quality of their cartridge components, DLT III can be stored for decades without replacement, but poor storage conditions can significantly accelerate cartridge decay.

Other common causes of data loss on DLT III cartridges include:

  • Mechanical Damage from Tape Drive
  • Rips, Z-Folds and Other Tape Read Issues
  • Unspooling
  • Fire, Smoke and Water Damage
  • File Corruption and Accidental Overwrites

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we specialize in data tape repair and recovery. Whether you need to access a single DLT III after a tape drive malfunction or you need to recover data from dozens of tapes after a flood, we utilize state-of-the-art tools to deliver reliable results.

Our teams have years of experience with DLT and other tape formats. We offer several service levels to meet your business's budget and turnaround time requirements, and all of our services feature a no recovery, no charge guarantee. We also offer free media evaluations for DLT cartridges, which provide you with a price quote, turnaround estimate and a media failure analysis. Contact our customer service team today to get started.

Multiple DLT III Tape Data Recovery Service Levels

No two tape failures are exactly the same, and we can customize our services to meet your business's needs. Secure Data Recovery Services offers several turnaround levels for DLT III data recovery cases, including 24/7/365 emergency option. If your business needs to avoid downtime, our emergency services are an outstanding option with an average turnaround time of less than a day.

Other advantages of our DLT III tape data recovery services:

  • Professional Repairs in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification
  • GSA Compliance Certifications
  • A 96 Percent Success Rate
  • More Than 40 Locations Across the United States
  • No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee
  • DLT Data Transfer, Tape Migration and Other Services

When you set up a no-risk evaluation, our customer service team will review service level options. We use the same certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom technology to treat every DLT III cartridge, and always utilize strict security controls in our facilities.

What to Do When a DLT III Cartridge Fails

DLT III cartridges fail for a number of reasons, and while DLT III drives like the DLT2000 have LED indicators that show read failures, you may have trouble identifying the cause of the data loss or correcting the problem without professional assistance.

Because malfunctioning tapes can easily take on more physical damage when accessed, we recommend turning the DLT III drive off as quickly as possible when you notice symptoms. Never attempt to repair physical tape issues and never run software to recover overwritten or deleted data. Contact our team to set up a risk-free evaluation.

Secure Data Recovery Services operates dozens of offices across the United States, and we offer the highest success rates available for DLT III media. Our free media diagnostics give you an easy way to assess costs before pursuing recovery, and thanks to our no recovery, no charge guarantee, we provide a completely risk-free solution to DLT III failures. To start a case or for more information on any of our DLT III tape data recovery services, contact our 24/7 customer service team today.