Sell LTO 3 Tapes

Sell LTO 3

The Storage Capacity for Business

Have you or someone you know been wondering how to sell LTO 3 tapes? Welcome to We Buy Used Tape. Rather than creating an inventory of surplus new or used tapes around the office, We Buy Used Tape will help you sell LTO 3 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.

What is LTO 3?

LTO-3 tape is a type Linear Tape Open (LTO) Conglomerate released in 2005 and followed by LTO-4 tape in 2007. LTO-3 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 LTO-3 assume a 2:1 compression ratio, while uncompressed capacity is 400 GB per 80 MBps.

The LTO-3 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.

What is LTO Used For? 

In today’s data center, tape storage is being replaced by disk and other recent data storage methods. However, tape technology still has its benefits. Tape is better fit for long-term storage and archiving than disk storage thanks to its reduced cost, higher capacity and transportability.

LTO 3 Ultrium tape storage, is typically used for data backup, archiving and offline storage. LTO 3 can also be used for high-capacity transfers, in some cases physically moving terabytes of data faster than an upload to the cloud or a remote data center.

LTO 3 Specifications and Key Features

  • Compressed capacity: 800 GB
  • Compressed Transfer Rate: 120 MB/sec
  • Tape length: 680m
  • Cartridge color: Gold
  • WORM capable: Yes

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.

How to Sell LTO 3

  1. Send us your list. (include Brand, Quantity, and Condition)
  2. Our data supply experts will audit your LTO 3 tapes and make an offer.
  3. We pay shipping! (Including labels, trucks, and other security needs.) 
  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

Below is a list of LTO 3 tape cartridges we purchase.

LTO 3 Buyback

Part NumberManufacturerDescriptionWe Purchase
C7973AHPLTO-3 Ultrium Tape 400/800GBNew and Used
24R1922IBMLTO-3 Ultrium Tape 400/800GBNew and Used