Professional LTO-4 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data recovery for all LTO Ultrium media. Since the LTO-4 format was released in 2007, we have developed state-of-the-art techniques to restore files from damaged and overwritten tape cartridges. We provide an outstanding overall success rate of 96 percent with industry-leading security.

LTO-4 Tape Data Recovery

When you cannot access an LTO-4 tape, you need fast help from qualified data recovery experts.

The LTO-4 tape format expanded on the capabilities of older Linear Tape-Open Ultrium cartridges with a native data capacity of 800 gigabytes and a potential maximum data transfer speed of 120 megabytes per second. For many companies, LTO-4 represented a major step forward in backup storage technology for its encryption support and expanded cartridge memory.

As is the case with all data tape technologies, LTO-4 cartridges can lose data under certain circumstances. A broken tape drive may cause cartridge spooling issues, for instance, or an employee might accidentally overwrite important data archives. When you cannot access your backup media, Secure Data Recovery Services' expert engineers can provide a fast, safe alternative to data loss.

Advantages of our LTO-4 tape data recovery services include:

  • High Success Rates for All LTO Ultrium Formats
  • Multiple Service Options for Managing System Downtime
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certified Security
  • Full Compliance with HIPAA, PCI-DSS and Other Privacy Laws
  • Tape Migration, Data Transfer, RAID Repair and Other Advanced Services

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we specialize in LTO Ultrium data tape repair and recovery. Our engineers regularly work with encrypted data and can recover protected files using proprietary software tools. We also offer free media evaluations and a no recovery, no charge guarantee with every standard LTO-4 tape data recovery case. Contact our customer service team today to set up an evaluation at one of our facilities.

What to Do When an LTO-4 Tape Cartridge Fails

LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape drives can write data to LTO-4 tape cartridges, and error messages vary greatly from one drive manufacturer to the next. We receive many tapes written with IBM and Dell devices, but because LTO Ultrium is an open family of standards, any brand can create the tapes and drives.

Read/write activity can affect media degradation and the potential for data loss. LTO-4 supports WORM, and many companies use this feature to keep reliable data archives. While LTO Ultrium cartridges are more dependable when they are not regularly overwritten, WORM-capable LTO-4 cartridges can still lose data.

Some of the most common causes of data loss on LTO-4 tapes include:

  • Storage-Related Media Degradation and Damage
  • Oxide Loss and Related Issues
  • Heat, Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Physical Impact Damage
  • Water and Humidity Damage
  • Accidental or Intentional Overwrites
  • Damage Due to a Faulty Tape Drive
  • Permanent Mid-File Errors

Magnetic media can degrade when mishandled or when stored improperly, so for the best possible chances of a complete data recovery, do not attempt to repair your LTO-4 cartridges. Call Secure Data Recovery Services when you notice any symptoms of data loss.

A Dependable Resource for Professional LTO-4 Tape Data Recovery

When you start a case at one of our offices, our engineers will assess the extent of damage on your tape system to provide you with an accurate price quote and turnaround estimate. Secure Data Recovery Services offers several turnaround time options, including 24/7/365 same-day emergency services, and you can choose an option that meets your business's needs. All of our service options feature a no recovery, no charge guarantee: if we cannot recover your most important files, you will not pay a service fee.

We use best-in-industry techniques to protect your files and media during the data recovery process. Our team utilizes proprietary technology to treat damaged LTO-4 cartridges, and we handle all physical repairs in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom. Whether you need files from a single encrypted cartridge or a large tape library, we offer reliable results with excellent security. Contact our customer service team today to start your case or for more information.