3 Common Causes of Tape Drive Data Loss

3 Common Causes of Tape Drive Data Loss are:
1) Corrupted data.
2) Physical damage and
3) Software incompatibility. Read More!

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3 Common Causes of Tape Drive Data Loss

Although tape drives have been around for quite some time, they are still widely used because of their relatively high cost-effectiveness and dependability. For a lot of companies, keeping a tape drive backup system in the office is just the simplest and most efficient way to store important data.

Understanding Tape Drive Data Loss

Understanding Tape Drive Data Loss | TTR Data Recovery

But, as with all forms of storage media, tape drive depreciates. That means a tape data recovery is sometimes inevitable. Usually, the cause can be traced to one of three different problems:

Luckily, most tape drive data loss is reversible

If you have an experienced and reputable data recovery team on your side. When your hard drive fails, don’t delay… call TTR for fast, effective tape drive data recovery service.

How does a tape backup work?

How Does A Tape Drive Work | Ttr Data Recovery

A tape backup system is a practice used to ensure that there is way to restore data in case of a hard disk drive failure. Data from the primary storage is copied onto the tape cartridge either manually or through the help of a software that automates the process. Tape data backup system can be used to backup personal data or large data for archiving and disaster recovery or DR.

A tape drive is type of device that reads and writes data on thin plastic magnetic tapes. It resembles that of a cassette tape. Tape drive uses sequential access to read and write information; meaning, you have to run the tape from beginning to end.

Although, it cannot perform random access like a digital storage device can, it is a popular backup device of choice because it’s cost-efficient and can store data longer, making it ideal for backing up and archiving data.

Tape drive format and standards

Tape drive format and standards | TTR Data Recovery
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Tommy Khamoushi is an IACRB-certified Data Recovery Engineer and a Certified Forensic Computer Investigator. He has more than 20 years of experience in data recovery including providing technical support for the House of Representatives.

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