The LTO (Linear Tape Open) magnetic data tape was originally introduced in 2000 under the form factor name Ultrium. The first release of the LTO tape was capable of storing 100GB of uncompressed data in a single data cartridge. The fourth release of the LTO tape now records 800GB of uncompressed data in the same size data cartridge. The LTO tape media is physically half inch wide and uses the serpentine (linear) recording format to record data.
Since their introduction we have seen a number of common problems with the LTO tape media, although each problem required research and development due to the complexity of the LTO technology, a complete tape data recovery solution was developed and the data recovered.
Over the years we have developed solutions for LTO tape recovery from snapped, creased and tangled LTO tape media. One of the most frequent user related LTO tape recovery problems were recovering initialized and overwritten tapes and recovery from corrupt backups.
Some of the most common problems we have recovered data from LTO tapes since their first introduction;
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We have recovered data from LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and now also LTO6 tapes. Whilst some of these suffered a combination of failures, many of these tapes were for recovery from overwritten LTO1, LTO2 and LTO3 tapes.
To recover your LTO tape data contact us for expert advice and complete tape data recovery solutions.