Tape Erasure Solutions

Gentronics provide a fully automated Tape Erasure service to all industries. Our, systems provide total security and compliance with high speed and high-volume data destruction.

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PUTTING OBSOLETE TAPE DATA BEYOND REACH OR RECOVERY

Gentronics can provide on-site or off-site Tape Media Erasure Solutions. If you prefer to retain your media, we can securely wipe all data and leave the tape fit for re-use. Alternatively, we can erase all tracks (including servo tracks) by degaussing – or shred the tapes, destroying all data so that nothing can possibly be recovered.

How our tape erasure solutions work

Our tape erasure solutions provide you with a totally secure data destruction guarantee. Additionally, we can erase and re-certify each tape’s entire data area, returning the tape media to you in a totally reusable state. We also give a ‘buy back’ guarantee should your tape be rendered unusable for any reason.

Media Type Service Location Result Security Grade
Tape Erasure Secure Wipe Our facility Re-useable tape Bronze
Tape Erasure Secure Wipe Your location Re-useable tape Silver
Tape Destruction Shredding & Incineration Our facility Total Device Destruction Silver
Tape Destruction Shredding & Incineration Your Location Total Device Destruction Gold

We also fully bench test each tape before returning it you – so you can be certain that it will work reliably after being erased.

Service options include:

  • Erase data tracks and re-certify – allowing the media to be reused
  • Erase all tracks including servo tracks – rendering the media unusable
  • Degauss
  • Shred

Where re use of your tape media is not required, we can shred and then incinerate your tape media at an ‘Energy from Waste’ facility. This is the most secure and environmentally friendly method of recycling this sensitive product.

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No trace of data
no risk of recovery

Eco-friendly 
tape disposal

Independently tested
and validated

Guaranteed 100% 
secure, end-to-end

Non destructive to
expensive media

Easy to manage
validation process

MOBILE ON-SITE OR OFF-SITE TAPE ERASURE SOLUTIONS

Gentronics’ state of the art vehicle can be deployed to either shred or wipe your tape media at your location. Fitted with CCTV camera’s, our mobile solution records the entire process from end to end.

Where the number of devices or security requirements are comparatively low, then Gentronics can provide an off-site service in our secure facility, where we can either return for reuse or destroy all media.

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AUDITED DATA DESTRUCTION SERVICES

As with all data destruction solutions from Gentronics, we can provide serial number logs and data destruction certificates alongside our own ERP system audit.

Gentronics’ Data Destruction Services are easily adaptable to your specific requirements and will ultimately ensure that your sensitive data will never be misused.

Gentronics can provide a secure device shredding solution for all types of computer hardware and storage media.

Learn more about our Hard Disk Erasure Solutions

Learn more about our Device Shredding Solutions

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Enterprise Storage Tape Formats that we can safely and securely erase include:

Tape format Generation/ model Native storage, (GB) Compressed storage, (GB) Assumed compression ratio Data transfer, native (MB/sec) Data transfer, compressed (MB/sec)
AIT SAIT-1
AIT-3
AIT-2
AIT-1
500
100
50
35
1,300
260
130
90
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
30
12
6
4
78
30
15
10
LTO Ultrium-2
Ultrium-1
200
100
400
200
2.0
2.0
35
20
70
40
DLT SDLT 320
SDLT 220
DLT8000
160
110
40
320
220
80
2.0
2.0
2.0
16
11
6
32
22
12
Value DLT DLT VS160
DLT VS80
80
40
160
80
2.0
2.0
8
3
16
6
VXA VXA-2
VXA-1
80
33
160
66
2.0
2.0
6
3
12
6
Mammoth Mammoth-2
Mammoth-1
60
20
150
40
2.5
2.0
12
3
30
6
Travan TR-7
TR-5
20
10
40
20
2.0
2.0
2
0.92
4
1.83