Sell LTO3 Backup Tape

Get cash for surplus new and used LTO3 backup tapes

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Sell LTO3 Tapes

Have you or someone you know been wondering how to sell LTO3 tapes? Rather than creating an inventory of surplus new or used tapes around the office, We Buy Used Tape will help you sell LTO3 cartridges quickly and at maximum market value. The largest organizations in the world rely on tape backup for archiving, disaster recovery, and even cloud backup as their data requirements grow exponentially.

How Do I Sell LTO3 Tape?

  1. Send us your list. (include Brand, Quantity, and Condition).
  2. Our data supply experts will audit your LTO3 tapes and make you a confidential , no obligation offer.
  3. We pay shipping! (Including labels, trucks, and other security measures).
  4. At our secure facility, tapes are held under 24-hour surveillance.
  5. Tapes are inspected and erased 100% of data.
  6. Certificate of Data Destruction provided along with payment.
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  • Compressed capacity: 800 GB
  • Compressed Transfer Rate: 120 MB/sec
  • Tape length: 680m
  • Cartridge color: Gold
  • WORM capable: Yes

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LTO3 Tape Storage

LTO3 tape is a type Linear Tape Open (LTO) Conglomerate released in 2005 and followed by LTO4 tape in 2007. LTO3 offers a capacity of 800GB and data transfer rates of up to 245GB/hr native, 324GB/hr compressed. Both the capacity and data transfer rates for LTO3 assume a 2:1 compression ratio, while uncompressed capacity is 400 GB per 80 MBps.

The LTO3 tape format introduced the write once, read many (WORM) attribute that writes information to the tape once and prevents it from being erased. The WORM feature has since proven to be a giant leap forward in terms of secure data storage for the healthcare industry.

Save Costs

Lowered storage hardware costs compared to other data storage methods. LTO tape offers a greater return on technology investments.

Save Space

Decrease manual involvement by IT managers for tape operations and reduce the physical storage space required for backup cartridges with up to 800GB (with 2:1 compression) of capacity in a single cartridge.

Improved Reliability

Improved security in transit through hardware-based encryption, enhancing data reliability, and improving tape media deterioration by optimizing data movement.

LTO3 Tapes We Purchase

We Buy Used Tape buys new or used magnetic tapes by all popular manufacturers. Use below chart for types of LTO3 tapes we purchase regularly or submit your own list for a quote.

Part # Manufacturer Description
C7973A HP LTO-3 Ultrium Tape 400/800GB New and Used
24R1922 IBM LTO-3 Ultrium Tape 400/800GB New and Used