Each and every day, we are approached by organizations and individuals who are wanting to sell used data tape cartridges. Their decision to do so is usually motivated by a few factors.
1. 100% Data Erasure
2. Complete Chain-of-Custody
3. An auditable reporting process for compliance
5. Recoup a part of initial investment
The beauty of tape is that it can be used time and time again. Unfortunately, the majority of tape users either aren’t aware of this fact or don’t know where to turn to for recycling.
Our customers love working with us for a number of reasons, including:
• We are very easy to work with.
• We arrange everything. — making sure tapes are picked up, evaluated, expunged of data, and ready to be used again.
• We pay top dollar.
• We help them meet regulatory standards for data erasure.
Simply put, we take all the stress out of the process.
To gain cash for your used tape, here’s how it works:
1. Take an inventory of the tapes you want to recycle.
2. E-mail or call us with as much info as possible on your inventory: Format | Version | Brand | Quantity | Condition
3. We’ll provide a quote.
4. We’ll arrange for shipment.
5. We’ll erase, test and inspect your tapes to make sure they are recyclable.
6. We’ll send you a check or issue a credit for IT equipment of your choice.
Our job is to completely relieve our clients of all worries and frustrations surrounding the recycling and data erasure process.
Have questions about selling tape? We’ll be happy to answer them all and help make the process amazingly easy.
Drop us an e-mail or give us a call to get started!
[email protected] | Toll Free 800-905-7329 | Local 949-679-6633
How do we erase the data on tape cartridges? See the video:
According to Spectra Logic chief technology officer Matt Starr, the science of securing yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s data has officially become quite complex. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for the world’s organizations.
The days of storing data in megabytes and gigabytes is long gone – now some organizations are storing petabytes (equal to one million gigabytes) and even exabytes (one billion gigabytes) of data within their archives.
To effectively store data, some companies are turning to cloud-based solutions. When considering the cloud, many think of it as a magic solution – forgetting that “the cloud” also relies on hardware utilized by a cloud vendor.
Starr explains that transferring data into the cloud can be a time consuming pursuit. “You can’t move petabytes across the wire.”
Many organizations are learning this the hard way. Plus, costs can mount quickly. This is why LTO tape is still alive and well. With its new file system, LTFS (Linear Tape File System), it is possible to write massive amounts of data in a short amount of time.
Even in the case that organizations are relying on the cloud, they are thankful to learn that data can be written to an LTO tape and shipped to a cloud provider. “They ingest those tapes and, voila—your data is now in the cloud,” says Starr.
And then there is recovery… relying on disk and/or the cloud doesn’t provide security against data being completely wiped out. Tape stored offline assures that data can be recovered against all odds. Thus, hybrid solutions for data storage are becoming the norm.
Starr predicts in the coming years “the solution is to move into an archive environment.” This means that instead of storing data that is rarely used on a primary drive, it will be deleted from local servers and moved into an archived tape-centric environment. If for any reason specific data is needed again, it can be brought back to live storage. The key is that valuable space isn’t gobbled up by data that is meaningless or presently insignificant.
And finally, one can’t overlook the importance of recycling and reusing data storage equipment. Because data storage environments are ever growing and evolving, it is vital that organizations become more aware of how to capitalize on recycling services.
The future must see organizations get creative with their data storage environments – developing a system that cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally-friendly.
Learn how Big Data Supply can help you attain all three of these goals!