LTO-5 Tape Archive & Restoration

Chicago HD offers data backup and restoration services using LTO-5 Ultrium tape media. One LTO-5 tape can hold up to 1.39 TB of uncompressed data and 2.78 TB of compressed data. LTO, or Linear Tape-Open, is an open standard tape media that is an ideal solution for archival needs. This medium takes up half the physical space of traditional external hard drives and tape is more durable and reliable over time. The 1/2″ magnetic tape cartridges are perfect for your irreplaceable content, since there are fewer instances of failure due to less moving mechanical parts and electronics. When stored properly, each tape can last up to 30 years — making it an economical long-term storage solution. We can backup any editorial project that you have done with us as well as data that you send us on your external hard drives.

Need to archive footage from HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP or DVCAM tapes? We’ll digitize it for you and back it up to LTO-5 tape. You won’t have to worry about losing any valuable information when your materials are securely backed up to LTO-5.

We also restore footage from your existing LTO-5 and LTO-4 tapes so you can work with it.

Please contact us to discuss your backup or restoration needs so that we may provide you with an accurate estimate of time and cost.