Tape Drives and Libraries

Tape Drives and Tape Libraries

When your organization’s data storage needs change, your backup and archival needs change as well. With tape drives software packages, updates, file formats, and user data growing at an alarming rate these days, it’s a challenge to keep up with the increasing demand for data storage. We provide better financial options for customers by purchasing their old equipment, which allows for more money in their IT budgets, and the ability to perform more timely upgrades.

Although many organizations have reduced their tape usage within their IT infrastructures, it has not completely disappeared as many would think. Various experts even question why anyone would want to use tape in a current data center. However, tape continues to be a clever alternative in regards to certain applications including speed, cost, and reliability – specifically over longer time periods.

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Tape Drives

Tape drives are data storage devices that have the ability to read and write data on a magnetic tape. Magnetic tape data storage is normally used for offline or remote archival data storage. Tape media generally has a favorable unit cost and a long archival stability of 15-30 years.

A tape drive offers serial access storage, unlike hard drives that provide direct access storage. A hard disk drive (HDD) can move to any position on the disk in a few milliseconds, whereas tape drives must physically wind tape between reels to read any data. Consequently, tape drives have very slow average access times. Nevertheless, tape drives can stream data extremely quickly off a tape when the required position has been reached.

We purchase all types of tape drive storage and tape drive autoloaders. Things to consider when looking to sell magnetic tape drives are manufacturer or brand, capacity, and generation of the tape drive. Do you currently use a tape drive as a backup that is in need of repair? We can help with that as well. No job is too big or too small for our experts to handle.

IBM LTO-8

LTO Tape drives

LTO Tape Drives are easy to deploy and upgrade – perfect for small, midsized, and corporate storage environments.

3592 tape drive

3592 tape drives

3592 tape drives offer speed, reliability, durability and low media cost  A characteristic of the 3592 genre is interchangeability.

T10000 Tape drives

T10000 tape drives combine capacity, performance, reliability, and data security to support data center operations.

Tape Libraries

In the world of data storage, a tape library is a storage device which contains one or more tape drives. Each tape library has a number of slots to hold data tape cartridges, a barcode reader that identifies the tape cartridges and an automated method for loading tapes. Tape libraries are also referred to as a tape silo, tape robot or tape jukebox.

We are looking to acquire tape libraries used for backup storage. A virtual tape library backup is unique to a backup storage strategy in that it offers unsurpassed reliability and portability. Tape library backups can be stored at offsite facilities to avoid catastrophic destruction or malicious attacks.

Are you inquiring about tape library barcode labels? Look no further. We offer tape barcode labeling services as well!

quamtum tape library

Quantum Tape Libraires

Quantum tape storage provides the lowest-cost long-term storage for archiving and retention, and offline storage to protect against ransomware.

ibm tape library

ibm tape libraries

IBM offers a full range of tape libraries and autoloaders featuring high performance and capacity for entry, midrange and enterprise system environments.

hp tape libraries

The highly scalable HP tape library offers a modular design intended for small to mid-sized organizations. It offers flexibility and capacity for complete data protection and long-term retention of business assets.

We are always looking to purchase surplus and used standalone tape drives, as well as autoloaders and libraries, from all major manufacturers.

If your organization has tape equipment you are looking to find a home for, we can almost certainly help.

Below, you will find a short summary of the types and brands of equipment we are looking to purchase.

Tape Drives We Purchase

  • LTO Tape Drives (1,2,3,4,5)
  • 3592 Tape Drives (J1A, E05, E06, E07)
  • T10000 Tape Drives (A,B,C,D)

Equipment We Purchase

  • Autoloaders (5-200 Slots)
  • Libraries (200-15,000 Slots)
  • Power Supplies
  • Sleds, Trays, Etc.

Tape Drives & Library Brands

  • IBM
  • HP
  • Oracle
  • Quantum
  • Dell
  • Tandberg Data
  • StorageTek

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