OnStream ADR Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional tape recovery and repair services for all OnStream ADR formats, including ADR 30, ADR 50, ADR 2.60 and ADR 2.120. We have extensive experience with 8-track formats and linear recording technology, and our teams safely treat physically damaged media while maintaining perfect security. Whether you need fast access to a single cartridge or tape migration services for a full library, we deliver excellent results.

OnStream ADR Tape Data Recovery

Because we specialize in Onstream data recovery, we can treat most cartridges in a matter of days.

The Advanced Digital Recording (ADR) format was OnStream's entry in the magnetic tape market in the late 1990s and early 2000s. OnStream ADR tapes offered relatively high storage capacities, fast data transfer speeds and low per-cartridge costs. Unfortunately, OnStream filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and 2003, halting the progress of the ADR format. Because ADR hardware offers reliable operation, many businesses still use the drives for archival data storage.

As is the case with any magnetic tape data storage format, OnStream ADR tapes can break down over time and become significantly less reliable, particularly when regularly read or overwritten.

Some of the most common causes of data loss for OnStream data tapes include:

  • Tape Fails to Eject from Tape Drive
  • Impact Damage
  • Damage Due to Improper Storage Conditions
  • Humidity and Water Damage
  • Lost Oxide from Successive Tape Overwrites
  • Fire, Smoke and Heat Damage
  • Snapped or Torn Tape

We offer the fastest turnarounds and best recovery success rates available for data storage media, and our free data recovery diagnostics give you an easy way to assess. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation at one of our offices.

What to Do When an ADR Cartridge Fails

The Advanced Digital Recording format supported native storage capacities of up to 60GB per tape. As is the case with many linear storage tapes, contamination can significantly affect media reliability, particularly when tape is exposed during repairs.

If your ADR cartridges display any signs of media damage, you should never attempt to repair components, as you could accidentally contribute to read/write issues. Turn the drive off and contact our team to discuss recovery options. Note any failure symptoms that preceded your media issues, including error messages and unusual sounds.

At Secure Data Recovery Services, one of our primary goals is to keep media safe while performing physical repairs. Our engineers often need to work directly with tape when repairing ADR cartridges, and we protect our clients' data from contamination with Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom technology. We also invest in proprietary technology to treat common tape failure scenarios effectively, and our laboratory offers an outstanding overall success rate of 96 percent.

A Secure Source for ADR Tape Data Recovery

You need a data recovery company that can provide fast results with excellent security. We offer several service levels, and whether you need to control turnaround time, cost or both, our tape experts can help you choose an appropriate option. Our emergency ADR tape recovery service features 24/7/365 attention from our engineering team and an average turnaround of less than 24 hours per tape.

Secure Data Recovery Services was the first data recovery company in the United States to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification, and we always take appropriate precautions to protect your data while providing our services.

Advantages of our ADR tape data recovery laboratory:

  • Proprietary Technology and a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • No-Risk Diagnostics for Standard ADR Tape Recovery Cases
  • No Data, No Charge Guarantee
  • Online Case Tools, 24/7/365 Emergency Services and More

When you need to safely restore damaged ADR media, Secure Data Recovery Services can help. We provide perfect security throughout our case process, and with high success rates and dependable turnaround times, we offer the best overall option for ADR tape data recovery. Contact our customer service team today to speak with a tape expert or to schedule an evaluation.