Sony AIT-3 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services specializes in data tape repair and file recovery. When you need quick access to a damaged AIT cartridge, our teams deliver exceptionally consistent results with an emphasis on media security. We regularly work with various 8mm data storage formats, and our tape specialists have years of experience with AIT-3 and AIT-3Ex media.

Sony AIT-3 Tape Data Recovery

Our teams can return your data on your schedule, preventing system downtime when AIT-3 tape issues occur.

The third generation of Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) format offered fast data transfer speeds and high storage capacities. Thanks to the format's durability, AIT-3 tapes are still in use today, despite the official discontinuation of the AIT tape storage family.

Sony AIT-3 tapes use AME tape, which offers resistance against some storage-related issues such as oxidation. The tapes use helical scan technology to store data and hardware data verification features for fairly reliable operation. Even with these features, however, AIT-3 systems can lose data for a number of reasons.

Some of the most common causes of data loss on Sony AIT-3 tape cartridges include:

  • Snapped, Broken, Flipped or Folded Tape
  • Data Corruption and Permanent Mid-File Errors
  • Logical Errors Related to Backup Application
  • Smoke and Fire Damage
  • Water and Moisture Damage
  • Oxide Loss Caused by Repetitive Read/Write Cycles
  • Oxidation and Sunlight Damage

Whether you need to recover files from a single cartridge or multiple tapes, we can provide a fast, free price quote to help you evaluate potential costs. Secure Data Recovery Services offers several priority levels for our tape services, including 24/7/365 emergency data recovery. To get started, contact our customer service team today.

Best-in-Class AIT-3 Tape Data Recovery Technology

The tape in an AIT-3 cartridge is only 8.6µm thick, and contaminants between the tape and the read/write heads of an AIT drive can cause serious damage. When fixing physical issues, AIT-3 tape data recovery engineers need an appropriate working environment.

For the best possible results, we recommend turning off your AIT drive as soon as you notice read/write issues. Do not read error logs or take other diagnostic action before removing the tape from your system and placing it in a safe location. Operating your tape drive or attempting repairs may result in permanent file damage.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers work in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom when repairing physical issues, which allows for safe, efficient results. Additionally, we have specialized tools designed to treat corrupt backups. Our tape specialists offer high recovery rates for all 8mm data tapes and have experience with all common backup applications.

We offer several turnaround options for our clients including a 24/7/365 same-day service. Whether you need to avoid downtime after a major server failure or you want to control your costs while accessing an older set of tapes, Secure Data Recovery Services' flexible options help you meet your goals effectively.

An Expert Option for AIT-3 Tape Data Recovery

Data recovery companies often deal with a large number of sensitive files when recovering AIT tapes. The AIT-3 has a native storage capacity of 100GB, and the related AIT-3Ex format has a 150GB native capacity. Businesses typically use the tapes for sensitive storage systems, and in order to maintain compliance with internal standards and federal laws, it is important to choose a secure AIT-3 tape data recovery provider.

Secure Data Recovery Services' staff follows strict protocols when handling AIT media, and we constantly look for new ways to improve our networks and access controls. We were the first data recovery company with a SSAE 18 Type II certification, and we hold a number of other credentials to show our commitment to our clients.

Other advantages of our services:

  • No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee
  • Risk-Free Standard Diagnostics for AIT-3 Data Recovery
  • More Than 40 Facilities Across the United States
  • 24/7 Customer Service and Online Case Tools
  • RAID Data Recovery, Tape Conversion and Other Advanced Media Services

Contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible to set up a no-risk media evaluation. Our team will assess the damage to your AIT-3 cartridges and provide you with a price quote, turnaround estimate and failure analysis information. We can also discuss service options to help you keep data recovery services within your budget. With state-of-the-art technology, dependable turnaround times and outstanding security systems, we offer the best available options for AIT-3 data recovery. Call our 24/7/365 customer service line today to get started.