LTO-5 Tape Archive & Restoration

So you have a ton of media files and project data that needs to be archived but you don’t have the space or confidence in hard drives that tend to fail when you least expect it?

Chicago HD offers LTO-5 data backup and LTO-4 / LTO-5 data restoration services. 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.

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’re happy to provide you with an accurate estimate of costs. Please contact us today to discuss your LTO backup and restoration needs.