Associated with numerous potential causes of data loss (such as media decay, data corruption, tape drive malfunctions, overwrites, etc.), tapes are considered quite an unreliable and flimsy method of holding backups and crucial files; we know, however, that sometimes it just isn’t possible to relocate the data to a more modern device. If, for one reason or another, you cannot access your files, here’s what to do:
- Refrain from trying to repair or recover damaged tape media on your own. The cause of data loss is difficult to diagnose on tape drives, and even more difficult to fix.
- Keep your tape drive powered off. This will greatly increase your chances of successful data recovery.
- At SALVAGEDATA, we are proud to offer risk-free diagnostics for all of our data tape recovery services. We also provide our customers with a No-Recovery, No-Charge guarantee with every case.