Can My Media Be Degaussed?

Can My Media Be Degaussed?

Not all popular computer cartridges can be degaussed and must instead be overwritten with specific software. Consult this chart below for common media that can and cannot be degaussed. For media that cannot be degaussed we perform a full length erase, test and then the data block is reset. All of our data sanitation processes leave each and every tape in a blank (like new) state. After all data is eradicated we perform the physical and aesthetic testing processes. LTO media for example; we scan every RFID chip and know the entire history of each cartridge including the exact number of drive mounts, total amount of data written, read and write error history and much more. If a tape shows any error history it will not pass inspection and will then be properly disposed of, if a tape has excessive blemishes, wear or wasn’t stored in optimal data center environment they also will not pass our certification process.

Call us for more information when you think of recycling your magnetic tape media cartridges or if you would like to try a free sample of our trademarked Eco-Stor Brand Certified Tape Media.

949-757-0100 or Toll Free at 877-RY-TAPES for New and Certified Green Tape Media Sales and Tape Media Acquisitions

Media that can and cannot be degaussed:

Product TypeOK To Degauss (Yes/No)
AIT 1,2,3,4Yes
DC100/1000Yes
DC-2XXXYes
Travan 1,2,3Yes
DC-6XXXYes
MagnusYes
SLR-5Yes
DDSYes
DATYes
MammothYes
34X0Yes
DLT XYes
SDLT XYes
Travan 4,5,7No
SLR-6,7No
3590(J)No
3590E(K)No
9940 / 9940No
LTO 1,2,3No

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