Why sell used data tape media? We Provide Secure data erasure.

Why sell used data tape media? We Provide Secure data erasure.

If you’re looking to sell lto tapes and/or recycle your new/used LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, and/or LTO-6 data tape media, you’ve come to the right spot.

Each and every day of the week, we are asked why our tape buyback program is better than others out there in the marketplace. We’re also commonly asked why selling and recycling tape is beneficial. The following will answer both questions:

1. We offer top dollar. You can always be sure you’re getting the highest amount of cash possible for each tape we buy.

2. We’ll arrange pickup if needed. Our team can also help you with any major data center decommissioning projects you may face.

3. You can be sure all of your data will be completely destroyed. Major organizations turn to us because they know our tape erasure process is seamless and reliable. We always make sure our clients are adhering to all industry regulations and compliance for data destruction.

4. You will be provided a certificate of data destruction. Our certified process includes certificates to meet industry requirements for data destruction.

5. It’s eco-friendly. Our process will keep your tapes out of landfills and/or incineration. In today’s world, there is absolutely no reason for a single magnetic tape to be thrown into a dumpster. They should be recycled and certified for reuse.

6. We’re easy to work with. Our team is always a call or e-mail away. We offer best-in-class services at all times.

7. You’ll recoup some of your initial data storage investment. Beyond giving you top dollar for your new and used LTO tape, we buy servers, tape libraries, peripherals, and more. We work with our clients to help them recoup initial costs associated with their data centers.

Getting started with our buyback program is very easy. All you need to do is send us a list of what you want to sell (format, version, brand, and quantity), and we’ll offer you a quote.

Drop us an e-mail or call our offices, and we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to help you get the most out of your used tape.

Contact us today: [email protected] | Toll Free 800-905-7329 | Local 949-679-6633

Here's a video on our erasing process on LTO tape media:

One the biggest challenges for organizations in the digital age is finding smart and creative ways for disposing of used technologies — especially with the never ending stream of data being created on a regular basis.

Wildly enough, a California Berkley Study found that 93 percent of all newly created information stored on planet earth is digital. Each year the amount of digital information across the globe is doubling. This translates to all sorts of disk drives and tape out there jam-packed with data, much of which is governed by various regulatory bodies.

Depending on the regulatory body (HIPPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), etc.), there are rules surrounding the disposal of tape and disk media. It is important you pay close attention to data disposal regulations, while outlining a plan that will best suit your needs.

The following are some recommendations, we feel you should consider:

Recycling
First and foremost, we recommend looking into recycling. Sadly enough, a very small percentage of tape is recycled each year (less than 3%). This doesn't make sense on many levels. Having tape removed and physically destroyed can be costly and toxic to the environment.

It can cost between $2 and $5 per tape to have them destroyed, while recycling can be quite be lucrative and is completely secure.

For example, our new and used tape buyback program provides top dollar (up to $50 per used tape) for tape that can be reused by other organizations/individuals.

Data Eradication & Dumping Tape
If you plan to dump data-filled tapes, it is important you think deeply about how you will eradicate all data. In today’s world, one of the worst things you can do is throw used tape into dumpsters. You never know who will gain access to your data.

Also, before getting rid of old tape, you should definitely consider taking an inventory of what is on them. This can be quite time consuming, but you never know what you may be throwing away and how costly lost data can become.

One of the true benefits of our recycling program is that we must completely wipe all tapes clean before we make them available for resale. This translates to huge savings for organizations.

Use Tape Incineration as a Last Resort
We don’t recommend tape incineration for a number of reasons. Yes, it does eradicate all data, but it releases toxins into the environment. It’s often unfortunate because perfectly good tape is incinerated, when it could be reused again.

Want to learn more about tape recycling and data disposal? We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Drop us an e-mail or a call, and we’ll get you pointed in the very best direction!

Contact us today: [email protected] | Toll Free 800-905-7329 | Local 949-679-6633

Is your organization seeing massive increases in data creation, while being challenged to meet specific data compliance rules? Regardless if you must adhere to the regulations of HIPAA, FACTA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX, or any others, it can be a major challenge to build up the right infrastructure, policies and procedures to comply.

As revealed by major organizations such as Yahoo, Google, and Facebook, anything can go wrong -- at any time. There can be anything from security breaches, to bugs, to system failures. This is why a reported 80 percent of organizations make use of a combination of disk and tape.

Just when many “experts” in the data storage industry were raving about disk and/or the cloud being the end-all-be-all -- LTO magnetic data media has come to the rescue.

Here’s why:

1. LTO tape is stable and can be stored for 30-plus years.
2. The latest versions of LTO hold massive amounts of data -- so it’s very cost-effective.
3. ZERO energy cost to archive data offline.
4. Disk’s online nature makes susceptible to hackers, bugs, viruses, and more.
5. When disk comes crashing down, LTO backups save the day.
6. Tape can be recycled and reused.

Using magnetic data media along side disk, is a perfect scenario. Data that needs to be constantly and quickly accessed can be stored on disk. LTO data media can be used for continuous backups. Thus, if anything goes wrong, data can be recovered in a timely manner.

When considering data compliance, tape provides 100 percent assurance that an organizations most important data is always secure. The fact that data can completely be expunged via degaussing, also makes tape valuable where compliance is concerned.

Have questions about industry compliance and your data storage setup? We would love to help. Give us a call and we can help point you in the right direction.

Have tape and data center equipment that you want to get rid of? We buy used tape cartridges, disk array, tape libraries, and more.

Contact us today: [email protected] | Toll Free 800-905-7329 | Local 949-679-6633

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