Sony AIT-1 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers data tape repair and recovery for all AIT formats including AIT-1. We have years of experience with the Advanced Intelligent Tape format, and our engineers work in specialized environments to provide exceptionally reliable results.

Sony AIT-1 Tape Data Recovery

Our engineers are uniquely qualified to treat and repair the Sony AIT-1 data tape format.

Sony's AIT tape family offered high storage capacity at a low price. The AIT-1 had a native capacity of 25-35 gigabytes, which was a considerable amount of space when the format became popular in the late 1990s. The format also offered transfer speeds of up to 6 gigabytes per second.

Through the early 2000s, many businesses used AIT-1 cartridges to create tape libraries and data archives. The format is still in use, and data loss due to physical or logical tape issues can seriously affect users.

Our expert engineering teams can treat all media failure scenarios including:

  • Tapes Damaged by Oxidation, Moisture and Sunlight
  • Fire, Water and Smoke-Damaged Tapes
  • Impact-Damaged Tapes
  • Corrupt AIT Tapes
  • Stretched, Broken or Torn Tape
  • Tapes Damaged by Malfunctioning Tape Drives

We start every standard case with free, no-risk media diagnostics to determine the extent of physical and logical damage. Before beginning data recovery, we present a full evaluation report with a price quote and turnaround estimate.

Secure Data Recovery Services also offers several turnaround time options for AIT-1 data recovery, including a 24/7/365 emergency service for time sensitive cases. We recover many emergency cases in under a day. To schedule your free AIT-1 data recovery evaluation or for more information, contact our tape specialists today.

What to Do When an AIT-1 Cartridge Fails

AIT-1 tapes are susceptible to contamination, so you should handle damaged cartridges carefully. Do not attempt to repair any tape components, and do not attempt to read any tapes with a malfunctioning AIT drive.

Data corruption and other logical issues are fairly rare on AIT-1 tapes thanks to read-after-write error detection and various corrective hardware technologies. Nevertheless, corruption and permanent mid-file errors can occur under some circumstances. Data recovery engineers need experience with the AIT format and popular backup applications in order to consistently recover data.

Our tape specialists have years of experience with AIT media and use the best available practices to treat each case. We regularly work with Advanced Intelligent Tape and other high-capacity formats. Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers use proprietary tools to treat logical data issues, treating problems like file corruption while keeping your media in its original condition.

We treat all mechanical component issues in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, which provides protection against contamination during repair procedures. Regardless of your media failure scenario, Secure Data Recovery Services can safely treat your cartridges and restore key backups, greatly limiting your downtime.

Flexible Case Options for AIT-1 Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services offers several service levels, including 24/7/365 emergency services for critical situations. We can help you choose an option that meets your business's turnaround time requirements without overextending your budget. We always work to deliver fast turnarounds while protecting your confidentiality, and our teams use state-of-the-art security controls when treating every case.

Other advantages of our AIT-1 data recovery services:

  • Risk-Free Diagnostics for Standard Cases
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification and Numerous Other Security Credentials
  • State-of-the-Art Data Recovery Laboratory with a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • Regular Case Updates and Online Status Monitoring Tools
  • Proprietary Technology for Sony AIT Media
  • Easy Access to Tape Migration, RAID Repair and Other Services

With a network of offices across the United States and the industry's most qualified tape engineers, Secure Data Recovery Services provides the best option for AIT-1 data recovery. We protect every case with a no recovery, no charge guarantee, and through regular investments, we maintain an incredible 96 percent success rate. Call our 24/7 customer service line for more information or to schedule a free AIT-1 evaluation.