A Professional Source for Sony AIT-5 Tape Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services offers data recovery for AIT-5, AIT-4 and all other Advanced Intelligent Tape media.

Sony AIT-5 Tape Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services has the technology and the experienced engineering teams to treat AIT-5 tapes effectively.

The final entry in Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) family, AIT-5 doubled the capacity of the AIT-4 to a native 400GB. Sony advertised a compressed capacity of 1040 GB, and as with previous generations of AIT, features like WORM (Write Once, Ready Many) proved popular with businesses seeking an affordable and reliable backup solution.

AIT-5 drives use a helical scan technique to read and write data. An AME-3 tape formulation allows for better long-term dependability, but users still need to maintain appropriate storage conditions to keep AIT-5 media from breaking down over time. Additionally, AIT-5 media can be damaged by sudden physical impacts, failing tape drives and environmental events such as fires, floods or extreme temperatures.

Advantages of our AIT-5 data recovery services:

  • High Overall Success Rates for All AIT Media
  • Online Case Monitoring Tools
  • A No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee with Every Case
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Tape Recovery
  • Tape Migration, RAID Repair and Other Advanced Media Services

When businesses lose data from AIT-5 media, they often need fast help from a tape repair provider in order to avoid permanent file loss. We offer fast turnarounds, free media diagnostics and high success rates to give your business a reliable choice for AIT-5 data recovery.

Call our tape data recovery team today to schedule a free media evaluation at one of our offices.

Proprietary Technology for AIT-5 Tape Data Recovery

Data tape repair is a very specialized service, and technology plays a major role in the process. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only data recovery companies in the United States with a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, which protects media from contamination. We treat all physically damaged AIT-5 cartridges in this environment. Our teams also use a number of proprietary tools to maintain an outstanding overall success rate of 96 percent.

We maintain strict laboratory access controls and use closed networks when recovering tape cases in order to prevent unauthorized access. Secure Data Recovery Services has earned more relevant security credentials than any other tape data recovery company, and we use the same advanced controls at each of our offices.

To help your business avoid unnecessary downtime, we offer several priority options. We are one of the only providers with 24/7/365 emergency AIT-5 tape data recovery services, and our experience with Sony media allows for turnaround times of under 24 hours in many cases. Regardless of your business's budget or turnaround needs, we can help you find the perfect option.

What to Do When an AIT-5 Data Cartridge Fails

Sony AIT-5 tape uses an Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) tape formula consisting of cobalt and a diamond-like carbon coating. This prevents a minor number of contaminants from affecting drive read/write procedures. However, exposure to untreated air can be disastrous for an AIT-5 tape.

If you cannot read one or more cartridges, you should immediately contact a qualified AIT-5 tape data recovery company. Tape repairs should be performed as quickly as possible to minimize the effects of oxidation and related issues, especially if a cartridge suffers from physical issues. You should not attempt to repair your cartridges under any circumstances, as you might reduce your chances of a successful recovery.

Secure Data Recovery Services can repair AIT-5 cartridges suffering from:

  • Oxidized Tape
  • Broken, Snapped, Torn or Folded Tape
  • Broken Mechanical Cartridge Components
  • Damage from Malfunctioning Tape Drive
  • Smoke, Fire and Water Damage
  • Data Corruption and Permanent Mid-File Errors
  • Accidental Overwrites, Backup Application Issues and More

Schedule a free standard media evaluation today for a no-risk tape analysis, a price quote and an accurate turnaround estimate. Secure Data Recovery Services operates dozens of offices across the United States, which allows for fast results for our clients. Our teams use advanced technology and industry-leading security controls, and we are ready to help your business restore important data while maximizing its return on investment. To start a new case or to discuss AIT-5 tape data recovery services, call our 24/7 tape hot line at 1-800-388-1266 today.