DLT8000 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers a professional option for DLT8000 data tape repair and recovery. As a world leader in media services, we deliver excellent results for our customers through a large network of well-equipped offices.

Secure Data Recovery Data Tape

We can recover data from any DLT format by performing repairs in a controlled, safe environment.

Introduced as part of the fourth generation of Digital Linear Tape line, the DLT-8000 has a data rate of 6 megabytes per second and a native capacity of 40 gigabytes. It was an exceptionally popular option for backup and archiving in the late 1990s. Quantum reported sales of well over 60 million tape cartridges and over a million drives in the early 2000s before the market moved towards super cartridges like the SDLT and LTO.

DLT8000 drives were marketed by a number of different companies, but all drives were compatible with DLTIII, DLTIV and DLTIIIXT. These magnetic tapes are extremely secure and dependable, but they can lose data for a number of reasons.

Some of the most common causes of data loss on DLT8000 media include:

  • Oxide Loss Due to Improper Storage Conditions
  • Impact Damage
  • Tape Damage Caused by Faulty DC8000 Drive
  • Extreme Read/Write Head Failures
  • Fire, Water, Smoke and Humidity Damage
  • Accidental Overwrites

Write-related oxide loss is not typically a major issue with DLT8000 or DLT7000 media, as the DLTIV has a typical expected operating life of a million passes. However, poor storage conditions can cause tape recovery issues when paired with a heavy read/write cycle.

Regardless of the reasons for data loss, when you lose data from DLT8000 media, you need fast help from an experienced recovery company. We offer certified Cleanroom data recovery for physically damaged DLT tapes and tested proprietary software solutions for overwritten, corrupted or otherwise logically damaged tapes.

Secure Data Recovery Services is also one of the only companies with free tape diagnostics for DLTIII, DLTIV and all other DLT formats. Contact our customer service team today to get started.

What to Do When DLT8000 Media Fails

The DLT8000 can detect and display error information, and new drives have a low uncorrected error rate that reduces the risk of sector or corruption issues. When an error occurs that prevents normal data access, many system administrators check error logs or attempt to read damaged tapes in a secondary drive. However, we recommend discharging media before taking any steps to diagnose your data loss issue, as this preserves your media in its original condition. For the best possible chances of recovery, you should never attempt to recover your own tape media, and you should never run file repair software of any kind.

Our free diagnostics give you an easy, safe way to make an effective recovery plan. A dedicated tape engineer will analyze the damage to your device, providing you with fast access to the information that you need to make a case decision. We offer several service levels including 24/7/365 emergency services, and our teams treat all media safely in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom.

Secure Data Recovery Services invests in new technology research and development. Our tape repair teams offer an overall success rate of 96 percent, and we always use secure methods when handling potentially sensitive data.

Starting a DLT8000 Tape Data Recovery Case

We specialize in tape data recovery, and our teams are always ready to help your business recover from media failures. Secure Data Recovery Services operates more than 40 facilities across the United States, and each of our offices accepts local pickups and drop-offs.

Reasons to use our DLT8000 tape data recovery services include:

  • SSAE 18 Type II Security Certification and Other Credentials
  • Risk-Free Media Evaluations for DLT Media
  • Advanced Facilities with a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • High Success Rates for All Digital Media
  • RAID Data Recovery and RAID Repair Services for Limited Downtime
  • Online Case Tools, Flexible Service Options and More

Secure Data Recovery Services offers the best DLT8000 tape data recovery solutions available. Thanks to our flexible turnaround options and our no recovery, no charge guarantee, we give your business a simple way to contract professional data recovery services without risking unnecessary expenditures. We offer free evaluations for all data storage devices, systems and tape libraries, and our teams always use safe practices to protect your media throughout the process. To start a case or to speak with a tape data recovery expert, contact our customer service team today.