Tape Transfer News

We read and transfer files from Tapes to disks such as USB drives, HDD, CD, DVD. We can recover backup or archive data from the tapes and save it to modern media
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Transfer Retrospect backup from AIT Tape Data Cartridge

A Sony SDX1-35C tape that was used to store Quark and Image files from an Apple Mac. The tape was used with Retrospect to backup data from an Apple Mac running OS9 and OSX and needed the files to be restored to hard drive.
Recovery files from AIT Tape Retrospect backup

Apple Mac AIT Tape Recovery, Last week we received a Sony SDX1-35C tape from a publishing house. They required the Quark and image files transferring from it. The software used to write files to the tape was unknown but we managed to identify the tape as a Retrospect os9/osx backup set. So call or email us if you need to read an AIT tape to hard drive, even if you don't know the original software we can usually identify it..


Ditto Tape conversion transfer and file extraction

A Ditto Max tape cartridge made by Iomega, including Flash-File logo. Later these tapes were made by Tecmar, but we can recover the files from them. We can also re-attached the tapes when they have become de-spooled from the reel.
Ditto Tape conversion transfer and file extraction

Ditto and Ditto Max data recovery, We are pleased to be able to offer transfer or conversions from all variations of Ditto and Ditto Max tape cartridges. The service includes cases for re-spooling tapes when the tape has become detached from the drive wheel or hub. This is particularly prevalent in the QIC travan versions of Ditto data cartridges. Our facilities can extract files from ditto tapes by Iomega, Tecmar and Sony. The types include QIC, Travan and Ditto Max Professional. So call or email us for a quote. Timescale is usually 1-2 days turnaround..


Convert Unix tape to CD

A Unix tape that was made by 3M, model DC6150. This QIC-150 cartridge held CAD drawings that needed to be extracted and saved to a CD.
Unix tape convert to CD or DVD

Data Recovery, A soil reinforcement specialist company had ground survey data and CAD drawings stored on UNIX DC-6150 QIC-150 6"inch Tape. They no longer had a Unix computer system or QIC tape player to extract the data. The request was for the files to be accessible by Windows PC. We converted the tape data to CD...


QIC Tape Lost or Forgotten Password Data Recovery

A QIC-80 tape cartridge with it's outer case removed exposing the tape reel mechanisms. These small tapes were  often used in HP Colorado Backup, Windows 95, 98 backups, Seagate and Backpack we have been able to recover the files even when the password was forgotten or the drive belt snapped.
QIC Tape Cartridge Data Recovery - Forgotten Password

Data Recovery, We can now recover from the QIC-80 tape cartridge such as 3M DC-2120 Verbatim, Sony QD-2120 or Dysan DY-2120 with lost forgotten passwords or drive belt snapped. Such tapes were often used on Windows (possibly NT 4 or Windows 95 / 98), the software that wrote the data to the QIC80 tape may be HP Colorado, BackPack by Micro Solutions and many others. In many cases the customer does not know the software, however we are usually able to get the data so call or email us now for a quick quote and fast solution..


Restore Retrospect Apple Mac backup / archive tapes

A set of DLT backup tapes that had been used with Retrospect backup software on an Apple Mac computer. We also recover Retrospect tapes like 4mm DAT, and AIT.
Extract files from Apple Mac Retrospect backup tapes

Tape data transfer, Retrospect Backup was used mainly on apple mac computers to archive files on mainly DLT, 4mm DAT & AIT tapes. We can restore the files from Retrospect tapes used on Mac OS9 and OSX. Popular tapes sizes for OS9 were AIT-1, DAT DDS1 DLT4. Email or call us now for a fixed price and fast turnaround to extract the files from your Retrospect tape to say hard drive or CD/DVD..


AIX CPIO tape file transfer to CD

A DC6150 tape used in AIX Unix system undergoing file transfer. The tape needed files restoring via CPIO backup program.
IBM 6150 AIX cpio backup tape files to CD

Data Transfer, AIX (and similar Unix systems) sometimes used CPIO to backup files to tape data cartridges. The other day we received IBM 6150 Tape Data Cartridges from 1994.Similar tapes are made by Graham Magnetics (Epoch DC), 3M & Verbatim DC 6150. The client no longer had the tape drive unit to read the cassette anymore so we transferred the tapes to CD for use on their Apple Mac computer..


Colorado Tape copy files to CD

An HP Colorado backup tape that was used in Tracker Jumbo and Surestor cassette drives. These were re-badged QIC Mini-Cartridge with capacity 250mb and 680mb and can be read to USB, CD, DVD or hard drive.
HP Colorado Tape Cassettes copy files

Data Copying File Transfer, The HP Colorado software was used to backup data and files to tapes - typically QIC MiniCartridges 250MB & 680MB but there was also a range of Trakker Jumbo & Surestor cassettes. We can recover the files from these QIC and Travan cartridges and transfer them to CD for reading on modern Mac or Windows PCs..


Audio DAT Tape Convert to Wav files

A Maxell Audio DAT cassette with music recordings that needed to be converted to CD or USB drive.
Transfer Audio DAT to CD

Data Transfer, Audio DAT is a recording and playback tape introduced by Sony in the late 1980's and used by Music and Radio stations. Tapes are often 60 or 90 minutes in length and recorded to a 4 mm magnetic tape contained in a casstte cartridge. We can transfer the audio data to wav files for further processing on computers or playback on CD..


LTO Ultrium Tape Transfer

An LTO Ultrium tape drive front face in black used to read LTO1, LTO2 and LTO3 data cartridges and save files to a hard drive.
LTO Ultrium Tape Data Recovery

Data Transfer, We can now service LTO Ultium Tapes for data recovery and file transfer to other tapes or to hard drives. The service includes LTO1 LTO2 LTO3 LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 data cartridges..


AIX and SunSparcstation Tape file recovery transfer

An old 5.25 inch tape cartridge by Verbatim shown against a blue background. This tape was used in Sun Sparc stations and AIX computers. We can dump and restore tar archives from the tpaes to USB, hard drive, CD, or DVD.
File Recovery from AIX and Sun Sparcstation tapes

File Data Transfer, Many old files and data are stored on old AIX and Sun Sparc-Station tapes eg the old 5.25 inch DC6160 tapes. We can read and recover the files from these tapes created by tar, dump and restore them to a CD, DVD or hard drisk drive..


Apple Mac OS9 Retrospect Tape Data Transfer

Retrospect tapes being restored to disks.
OS9 Retrospect Apple Mac Tape Transfer files

Data Transfer, Retrospect backup tape archiving software has been made by Dantz and EMC. With the lowering of hard drive prices smaller users have given up their tape back-up drives. We accept many tape data cartridges using the older Mac OS9 Retrospect tapes which requires the data transferred to hard disk drives or DVD..


Restore Archive Tape Backup files

A tape with the top cover removed and showing the reels. We can restore or dump files from tapes and save them to USB, or hard disk.
Restore Backup Tape Archive files and data

Data Recovery, We can restore files from tapes written under Windows 95 98 98se NT 2000 XP UNIX LINUX SOLARIS Apple Mac Macintosh OSX OS9. Data Cassettes are often archived using .


AIT Data Cartridge Tape File Transfer

An AIT tape drive used to transfer data files back to hard drives or USB disks. This particular drive is made by Sony and accepts AIT Turbo, AIT-E, AIT1 AIT2 and AIT3 cartridges.
AIT Computer Tape file data conversion

Data Transfer, Apex can transfer or convert your file data from 8mm AME Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) to say CD DVD or hard drive for use on say network storage devices or computers. Such tapes were supplied by Sony, Maxell, Compaq Storageworks, & HP. These include AIT Turbo, AIT-E Turbo, AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-1, AIT-2 Turbo, AIT-3 variants..


Arkeia DAT tape file data recovery

A DAT tape which was used in a HP Proliant server running Ubuntu Linux Arkeia backup software, and needed files retrieved to USB hard drive.
Arkeia Backup DAT tape recover files & data

Data Recovery, Arkeia Network backup software is used on a variety of Unix Linux and Windows Systems. We recently received backup Arkeia tapes to retrieve files from. The HP Proliant server which was running Ubuntu Linux with Arkeia Backup tape facility had crashed / failed. We recovered data from the DAT72 tapes to DVD which could be read in a Windows PC..


HP Colorado Trakker Jumbo data transfer

A QIC minicartridge travan tape used in conjunction with HP Colorado Backup software to save files that now need to be read and saved to USB disk.
File Transfer HP Colorado Jumbo Trakker tape to CD DVD

Data Recovery, HP Colorado Trakker and Jumbo computer tapes used a variety of QIC Minicartridge & Travan tape cartridges usually pre-formatted for the tape drives. HP Colorado Backup software was used to provide data compression. We can transfer data and files from the tapes to CD DVD or hard drives depending on quantity of data stored/archived on the medium..


Sun Solaris Exabyte Mammoth Tape data recovery

A Dysan Exabyte Mammoth 8mm tape used on a Sun Solaris. The software used to back data up to the tape was unknown but we managed to read the low level data to work out it was saved using ufs-dump facility. So we used ufs-restore to extract the files to USB hard drive and DVD.
Mammoth Exabyte Sun Solaris ufsdump tape data recovery to DVD

Data Recovery, Exabyte Mammoth 8mm tapes were around from 1987. A client had such a 2.3GB Dysan Exabyte tape written with ufsdump under Sun Solaris Operating System (OS). Not having a Solaris system, Exabyte tape drive or anyone who knew how to operate such devices the data remained locked in this archive format. We undertook data recovery of the tape to DVD which could be read by Windows PC..


UNIX QIC Travan tape data transfer to CD

A QIC travan tape used in a Unix system to operate CNC machine.. The files were stored using tar so we restored them to a CD and made the files readable on a Windows PC.
QIC Travan 150mb tape Unix data transfer to CD

Data Recovery, The QIC cartridge tape was introduced in 1972 and 3M Imation are still the keeper of the QIC standard. An engineering company had CNC machine data stored via Unix system to QIC tapes using TAR program but now found themselves without a UNIX system, tape drive and someone to operate it all!. The QIC tapes data transfer to CD was undertaken to make the files accessible under a Windows PC..


Quantum DLT Tape File Transfer to DVD

A series of DLT tapes shown lined up in a row. The tapes were used with Retrospect on an old Apple Mac under OS9 software. They had their data read and transferred to DVD and USB hard disk.
DLT tape Retrospect backup transfer files to DVD

Data Recovery, DLT tapes were introduced in 1989 around the time of DAT tape. The design of the tape drive was such to minimize wear on the tape and they have provided a reliable removable storage media. We recently had a set of tapes produced on Apple Mac OS9 using Retrospect backup Software. The customer had neither the experience, drive or software to recover the tapes. We have successfully recovered the tape files and transferred tape data to DVD.


Design CAD data DAT Tape download to DVD

A DAT tape shown at an angle to the camera. The original computer system or software was unknown but it held some vital CAD drawings that needed to be downloaded to USB.
DAT Tape AutoCAD files download to DVD

Data Recovery, DDS DAT storage tape was derived from audio digital tape standard around 1989 by Sony and HP. A CAD design company near Leeds found it had to do modifications on an old CAD files steelwork design drawings archived on DAT tape which they did not know the computer or software used to store the data. We successfully recovered the files and downloaded them from tape to DVD for reading by Windows PC..


DC-6150 QIC-150 6

A DC6150 Tape by 3M shown with it's cassette cartridge cover. This tape was used in a Unix/Linux computer system to back files up but the client no longer had the reader to extract the data, but needed it saving to a Windows PC USB.
Convert Unix DC-6150 QIC Tape to CD

Data Recovery, A soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation specialist had survey data stored on UNIX / Linux DC-6150 QIC-150 6"inch Tape. They no longer had a Unix system or tape reader to extract the data. We converted the tape files to CD to be read in a Windows PC..


Computer Tape to CD conversion / extract files /legacy data transfer

A general image of a tape transfer to CD or DVD disks.
Data File Transfer Conversion from tape to CD

Data Recovery, We now have a variety of tape file data transfer to more modern media such as CD or DVD or another hard drive. These include SLR DLT QIC Travan DAT HP Surestor Colorado and Iomega Travan tapes. Tape systems from Apple Mac, Linux, Solaris, Windows PC and conversions are undertaken..

Tape Transfer and File Restoration News

Tape Transfer and File Restoration News problems that we recover data from are listed below.
transfer, read, copy tapes to usb hard disks, external hard drives, hdds, dvd, cd.
We read and transfer files from Tapes to disks such as USB drives, HDD, CD, DVD. We can recover backup or archive data from the tapes and save it to modern media.