We buy Corporate

Tape Drives

Complete Chain-of-Custody
Specialize in Bulk Buy Back

100% Data Erasure

100% Secure

100% Compliant

Eco-friendliest Solution to Recycling Corporate Tape Drives

From IBM to Sony, we buy all corporate tape drives, new and used in bulk. As a leader in corporate tape drive recycling, we offer the best prices with the highest, most ethical security standards to securely vaporize your corporation's sensitive data. And we’ll give you a certificate of data destruction to prove it.

Options provided for proper disposal and physical destruction for valueless items, if needed.

Included in offers:

  • Shipping from any location in the world
  • Data destruction
  • Certificate of data destruction

We buy new & used tape drives

All Brands:
ADIC
Archive ATL (Quantum)
Benchmark
Certance
Compaq
Dell
Digital Equipment
Exabyte
Fujitsu
Fujistu Siemens
HP
IBM
Maxoptix
Overland Storage
Qualstar
Quantum
Seagate
Sony
StorageTek
Sun
Tandberg Data

The process is simple

1

Send a list of assets

We'll send a quote back to you.

2

Ship it

Once we agree on a price, send us your gear. We'll even come to pick it up. Nice, huh?

3

Get paid

Once the data is erased, you'll receive payment and a data-destruction certificate. You know, to hang on the fridge.

READY, SET, SELL. Fill out the form to get going.

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Questions? Contact us via Live Chat,
[email protected] or
Toll Free (800) 905-7329.

Currently buying & supplying IT in over
100 countries and counting!

what's the big deal with big data supply, inc.?

we have the big data supply i.t. asset buyback program guarantee


It's designed to help you mitigate risk, stay compliant and ensure all sensitive data is confidential. Our comprehensive program offers free value audits to ensure the highest value, complete chain of custody tracking, detailed reporting of secure data destruction and the most economic and environmentally friendly e-waste solutions.

WE ARE R2/RIOS CERTIFIED

We’re R2 and RIOS certified, which is a really big deal. This certifies that we follow the best practices specifically for the electronics industry and electronic waste. RIOS certification is an ANSI accredited standard that meets all processes from ISO:14001 (environment), ISO:9001 (quality), and OHSAS:18001 (safety). R2 certification is rewarded to companies that achieve responsible recycling standards. R2/RIOS assures you of a consistent level of service, anywhere and anytime. It also gives you the ability to address challenges, new materials, and new technology, all while developing new services as you grow and evolve.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I sell my storage tape drives?

The process of selling your used corporate tape drives is very simple:

Step 1: send us a list of assets (your storage tapes and other IT assets you'd like to sell). 

Step 2: we'll send a quote back to you, listing our price offer for each item

Step 3: you can either negotiate or accept the offer, and once we agree on a price, you can package and ship the IT assets to our facility. If you want, we can also arrange to pick up the assets from your premises.

Step 4: we'll securely delete the data stored within the storage drive. According to your preferences, we also offer physical destruction services. 

Step 5: Once the data has been securely erased, you'll receive payment and data destruction certificates

 

How relevant is Big Data Supply Inc.'s R2/Rios certification?

Being R2 and RIOS certified means Big Data Supply inc. has followed the best practices in the IT and electronics industry, especially regarding the treatment of electronic waste and secure data management/deletion.

RIOS certification is an ANSI-accredited standard, certifying that a company is compliant with ISO:14001 (environment), ISO:9001 (quality), and OHSAS:18001 (safety). 

R2 certification is rewarded only to companies that have achieved high-level responsible recycling standards.

Having your IT assets purchased and disposed of by R2/RIOS-certified companies like Big Data Supply Inc. assures you a secure and consistent level of service anywhere and anytime. 

 

Are my old storage tape drives worth anything?

Don't underestimate the value of your used and seemingly obsolete IT assets. Many of our clients have been surprised at the value they got out of their used equipment. 

So, don't be discouraged from selling your storage drives, even if they may seem too old or too broken at the moment.

With that being said, the value we'll offer for your used storage tapes will vary depending on several factors:

  • Age: the older an IT asset is, the lower its market price will be
  • Condition: a storage tape drive in good condition will be priced higher compared to those with functional or cosmetic defects
  • Availability of newer models: most electronics equipment will decrease in price when a direct replacement has been released. If there isn't any direct replacement for the storage tape (even if it's fairly old), the price should remain stable
  • Rarity: very rare storage tape drives can go up in price due to scarcity.

 

How will you handle the deletion of confidential/regulated information stored within the storage tapes?

We understood the importance of securely eradicating your data during the sales or disposition process.

Depending on your needs and preferences, we may either perform secure deletion of data with the aid of state-of-the-art technologies or perform physical destruction of your storage tapes (i.e., degaussing, shredding, and so on.

We can perform the data eradication or physical destruction at our facility or yours (on-premises), depending on your preferences. Being R2 and Rios certified, we will ensure to eliminate the risk of any of your sensitive information being compromised.

 

Will disposal or recycling of storage tapes cost me?

In most cases, any associated disposal or recycling fees are negated from the resale value of your storage tape drives. Recycling fees are evaluated by the weight of the scrap commodity contained in the IT asset, which can vary depending on volume and value. 

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