Selling LTO Tape Media: what you should know

LTO (Linear Tape-Open) is one of the most well-known magnetic tape data storage technologies in the world. Created in the late 1990s in order to replace the magnetic tape formats that existed at this period, LTO is today manufactured by many brands, such as HP or Imation, and is widely used in small and large industries, such as banks, hospitals and universities.

This type of tape media is especially useful for data backup. LTO tape media is made very well, the manufacturers state that LTO Ultrium tapes have a 30 year life and can withstand 1,000,000 + passes and these are just a couple of great reasons why it is that essential to recycle them. Not to mention the cash back you will receive, you will save on shredding costs and it’s much better for the environment.

LTO is therefore a key product, and we are always looking to buy any formats, that is to say LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO-5.

Don’t shred them! Sell them to us so that we recycle them in order to re-use them, after the data being completely erased of course. Indeed, we can certify this thanks to our unique Certified for Reuse® LTO Tape Erasure and Reconditioning.

So that you better understand this exclusive technology, we will post a new article and a video on the subject next week, so keep posted! In the mean time, you can get a  glimpse here.

Below is a short video showing some LTO tape media, and what we are looking for.

If you are curious and would like to understand the way we recycle tapes, please check this article: The RYM 12 step recycle process.

Sell your LTO Tape Media to Recycle them

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Nov 7, 2011 by