Tape Migration

We migrate tape and disc data

When the time comes for you to move your backups onto another medium, we can migrate virtually any computer tape or cartridge, including LTO Ultrium, 4mm DAT / DDS, IBM 3480/3490/3570/3590, AIT, 8mm Exabyte, LTO, DLT, SDLT, SLR & VXA.

Every migrated tape is verified against the original to ensure every migration is an exact copy. Whatever the backup format, call us.

Some of our most common tape migration requests:

½ inch (1/2") nine-track magnetic reel-to-reel backup tape migration

The ½" reel-to-reel 9 track magnetic tape storage format, introduced in 1964 by IBM, was an evolution of their earlier 7-track half-inch tape. The drives wrote 9 tracks in parallel, one for each bit in an 8-bit byte, and one for parity. Originally, drives read and wrote at 800 bpi (bits per inch), but later generations sported densities of 1600, 3200 and 6250 bpi. The tapes themselves came in lengths of 800, 2400, and finally 3600 feet, yielding a maximum capacity of 260MB at 6250 bpi..
We migrate ½ inch (1/2") nine-track magnetic reel tapes to virtually any other media
Every migrated 1/2" 9-track reel-to-reel tape is verified to ensure every replication is an exact copy.