IBM 3590 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data tape repair for all IBM cartridge media, including the 3590 and related systems. As one of the nation's leading tape recovery companies, we have years of experience with all backup applications, and our engineers treat hundreds of tape cartridges each year.

IBM 3590 Tape Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services leads the data tape repair industry with high success rates and flexible turnaround options.

Also known as the Magstar, the IBM 3590 revolutionized the magnetic data tape storage industry in the mid-1990s. The format family consisted of B, E and H models with 128, 256 and 384 tracks, respectively. Envisioned as a long-term data storage technology, 3590 cartridges had a capacity of 10-60GB native and could run unattended. Many companies took advantage of this feature to create extensive tape libraries at a relatively low cost.

Data loss symptoms vary for IBM 3590 tape cartridges depending on the tape drive and backup application used to write to the device.

Common failure symptoms for 3590 drives include:

  • Unusual Tape Drive Noises
  • Incorrect Header Information
  • Physical Tape Folds, Tears or Breaks
  • File Corruption
  • Backup Cannot Restore
  • Error Messages

3590 cartridges fail for a number of reasons. Improperly maintained storage environments can contribute to oxide loss, while malfunctioning tape drives can cause sudden media damage in certain situations. Because 3590 tapes often protect mission-critical systems, media failures can have serious consequences.

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we offer risk-free media diagnostics for IBM cartridges through more than 40 facilities across the United States. We can quickly provide you with an accurate price quote and turnaround estimate, and because we offer our 3590 tape data recovery services through all of our offices, we provide an efficient and effective way to keep your business running after a media disaster. Contact us today to get started.

What to Do When an IBM 3590 Tape Cartridge Fails

By modern standards, the IBM 3590 was one of the first affordable high-capacity tapes. Due to their relative density, they are somewhat susceptible to media contamination and subsequent tape damage, particularly during physical repair procedures.

You should never attempt to recover your own data if you suspect a physical cartridge failure, as you might accidentally contribute to the damage by exposing the magnetic media that stores your data. Make a list of error symptoms and speak with a data recovery expert as soon as possible.

To keep media safe, we repair broken, torn and damaged tape in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom. We also have a number of proprietary tools designed specifically for magnetic tape media, and our tape specialists have access to a large inventory of well-maintained tape drives. This allows for fast, dependable results. Secure Data Recovery Services maintains an overall success rate of 96 percent for all digital storage media.

A Secure Option for IBM 3590 Tape Data Recovery

We always take appropriate precautions to protect our clients' media while providing our 3590 tape data recovery services. Our engineers recover all data to secure, closed networks and use secure FTP to return recovered files to our clients.

Reasons to work with Secure Data Recovery Services:

  • High Success Rates for Magstar Data Recovery
  • Specialized Tools and Proprietary Utilities for Dependable Results
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification and Other Credentials
  • Risk-Free Diagnostics and a No Recovery, No Service Fee Guarantee
  • Online Case Tools, Flexible Service Options and More

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers specialize in tape data recovery. We offer no-risk media evaluations, multiple service levels including an industry-leading 24/7/365 emergency option, and best-in-class security certifications. Whether you need a single file from a single cartridge or a large series of backups from a fire-damaged tape library, we can help you choose the right recovery option for your business. To schedule a free media analysis, contact our tape specialists today.