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VXA Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers an outstanding set of professional media services for VXA-1, VXA-2 and VXA-3 formats. We can recover data from virtually any damaged cartridge, and as one of the only data recovery companies in the United States with Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom technology, we offer best-in-class results with flexible rates.

VXA Tape Data Recovery

Our teams specialize in VXA tape data recovery and offer industry leading success rates with excellent security.

VXA tapes range in native size from 33GB -160GB and are a popular option for data backup and archiving. They use several novel features that overcome some of the limitations of helical scan tape storage technology. For instance, VXA tapes write data in uniquely addressed packets, which allows for greater reliability and fast access speeds.

VXA cartridges are extremely dependable and rarely fail due to successive overwrites, since the variable speed write process allows for even wear on both drives and media. Data corruption is also unlikely, and special media coatings allow VXA cartridges to resist oxidation during long-term storage. Any storage tape can fail, however, and while VXA is one of the most dependable helical scan formats, data loss can certainly affect VXA users.

Common causes of failure for VXA tapes include:

  • Improper Storage Conditions
  • Exposure to Extreme Heat
  • Smoke, Fire and Water Damage
  • Snapped, Torn or Broken Tape
  • Tape Contamination

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we treat thousands of digital storage devices each year. We understand how data loss affects tape users, and our teams have developed an industry-leading set of tools to treat VXA tapes. We provide the best option for safe, reliable VXA tape recovery, and with an advanced network of offices, we offer fast service with a strong emphasis on security.

If you cannot read a VXA tape, you need fast help from qualified experts. Call our VXA tape data recovery team today to get started.

What to Do When a VXA Tape Cartridge Fails

The unique features of VXA cartridges allow for a relatively high chance of a successful data recovery, but engineers must exercise extreme care when treating physically damaged tapes. As is the case with many modern digital data tape formats, VXA cartridges are extremely susceptible to contamination. When handling a failed cartridge, try not to touch exposed tape. Do not try to repair your media. Instead, store the affected device in a safe area and contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible.

Our engineers work with VXA cartridges in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom to prevent dust, fingerprint oils and other contaminants from coming into contact with data tape. We can safely treat virtually any physical failure including torn, damaged or broken tape.

Our VXA tape data recovery laboratory features:

  • Certified Cleanroom Technology for Effective Physical Repairs
  • A Large Library of Tape Components and Functional VXA Drives
  • Proprietary Utilities Designed for Various Backup Applications
  • Experienced Teams of Dedicated Tape Recovery Engineers

Because VXA cartridges use a packet-based write process, our engineers utilize specialized technology to treat logical issues like file corruption and accidental deletion. Secure Data Recovery Services' tape specialists have experience with the VXA DPF format, and we offer a remarkable overall success rate of over 95 percent.

Secure Data Recovery Services uses regularly updated networks and protocols to protect all recovered files. We hold SSAE 16 Type II certification, PCI-DSS compliance, HIPAA compliance and a number of other security credentials, and we can provide custom security on request for our VXA tape data recovery clients.

Flexible Options for VXA Tape Data Recovery

No two failure scenarios are exactly the same, and we offer custom options to help you ensure a return on your investment. In addition to our standard service options, we offer 24/7/365 data recovery for all VXA formats. Our emergency services have an average turnaround of less than a day.

Each of our service options includes a recovery guarantee, which ensures that you will not pay a service charge if we cannot recover your data. We also use the same excellent security procedures when treating every case, regardless of service level, failure type or other factors.

Secure Data Recovery Services offers free media diagnostics for VXA tape cartridges. Our tape specialists can quickly assess damage to your VXA tapes to give you a case-specific price quote and turnaround time estimate. Whether you need to recover information from a single tape or an entire library, our diagnostics give you an easy way to get started. To set up an evaluation or to discuss service options, contact our customer service team today.

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