Sony AIT-4 Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers an advanced data tape repair resource through a large network of offices. We have years of experience with the Sony AIT family and provide fast, consistent services for businesses of all sizes.

Sony AIT-4 Tape Data Recovery

As AIT specialists, we have a working familiarity with AIT-4 cartridges and all other Sony formats.

The fourth generation of Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape format, AIT-4 featured enhanced storage capabilities and fast transfer speeds. AIT-4 was also the first storage tape format to use the AME-2 formula, which provides excellent archival reliability by protecting tape from oxidation.

Tapes can decay due to excessive exposure to high temperatures, high humidity and direct sunlight. Oxide loss is a major threat for all magnetic media, even AME-2 media, and many businesses first discover data loss when attempting to read oxidized tape archives.

Other common causes of data loss on AIT-4 tapes include:

  • Accidental Deletion and Overwrites
  • Data Corruption and Other Logical Issues
  • Impact-Related Cartridge Component Damage
  • Folded, Stretched, Torn or Snapped Tape
  • Humidity and Moisture Damage
  • Fire and Smoke Damage

By investing in state-of-the-art technology, we have developed an extensive set of tools for Sony media. Secure Data Recovery Services' tape specialists can recover damaged data from most AIT-4 cartridges in a matter of days, and we offer flexible service options for all AIT formats.

Contact our customer service team today to schedule free media diagnostics or for more information.

What to Do When an AIT-4 Cartridge Fails

As with the other tapes in the Sony AIT series, the AIT-4 uses sensitive tape that can easily take damage from dust and other contaminants. When our tape specialists work with broken or damaged tape, they always work in a secure, clean environment that prevents harmful media contamination. You should never attempt to repair a damaged AIT cartridge, especially if the cartridge has broken or malfunctioning components.

Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only data recovery providers with a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, which perfectly protects your media during AIT-4 tape data recovery procedures. Our tape engineers also utilize proprietary file recovery software, specialized hardware and other tools to provide fast, successful recoveries. Whether your AIT-4 media is corrupt, overwritten or physically damaged, our engineers will create an appropriate plan for your recovery and return your data in a matter of days.

We offer several turnaround priority levels for AIT-4 media. Our 24/7/365 emergency option has an average turnaround of less than 24 hours per tape. Our options give your business an easy way to stay within budget while minimizing downtime after a media disaster.

AIT-4 Tape Data Recovery and Media Repair Technology

When you choose Secure Data Recovery Services, your case always receives excellent attention from the industry's top tape data recovery specialists. We offer online status reports, simple payment options and multiple service levels for AIT-4 recoveries. Our other services include tape transfer, tape migration and RAID data recovery, and we can help you choose the best option to help your business avoid future data loss events.

Secure Data Recovery Services also offers free media diagnostics for all Advanced Intelligent Tape media, including the AIT-4. Our diagnostics provide you with an accurate price quote and turnaround estimate, which you can use to make an informed decision for your case.

Reasons to use our AIT-4 tape data recovery services:

  • High Success Rates for Sony Media
  • Flexible Options Including a 24/7/365 Same-Day Emergency Service
  • Around-the-Clock Access to Customer Service
  • The Industry's Best Set of Security Credentials

Thanks to our advanced security credentials and our proprietary technology, you always get consistent results when you work with Secure Data Recovery Services. We offer an excellent set of data tape repair and recovery services for single tapes, tape sets and tape libraries of all sizes. To set up free media diagnostics at one of our offices, call our 24/7 tape data recovery line today.