It’s easy to overlook the value of older technologies such as QIC (Quarter Inch Cartridge) tapes. However, these tapes were once widely used for backup and long-term storage purposes, making them a potential source of valuable data for businesses and individuals. We specialize in recovering data from QIC tapes and providing our clients with a comprehensive solution to their tape-related issues.

QIC Tape Failure

Over time, QIC tapes are susceptible to various types of failures that can result in data loss. Some of the most common reasons for tape failure include physical damage due to mishandling, exposure to extreme temperatures or magnetic fields, and wear and tear from use.

Additionally, as technology advances and newer storage methods become available, it becomes increasingly difficult to find compatible tape drives and software to read and access the data on these older tapes.

That’s why we offer QIC tape data recovery services to help businesses and individuals retrieve their valuable data from damaged or obsolete tapes.

If you are experiencing issues with your QIC tapes, here are some common signs of tape failure to look out for:

  • The tape is physically damaged, torn, or broken.
  • The tape drive cannot read the data on the tape.
  • Files and folders on the tape are inaccessible or corrupted.
  • You receive error messages when attempting to access the data on the tape.

If you encounter any of these signs, it’s essential to seek professional QIC tape data recovery services as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more challenging it may become to retrieve your data.

We Recover Any QIC Tape Format

Our team of experts has extensive experience in recovering data from various QIC tape formats, including:

  • QIC 40
  • QIC 80
  • QIC 3010
  • QIC 3020
  • QIC 3080/3095
  • QIC 3200
  • QIC-11
  • QIC-24
  • QIC 120
  • QIC-150
  • QIC-525
  • QIC-1350
  • SLR
  • QIC-Wide
  • QIC-EX
  • QIC-157
  • Travan (TR)

How Do We Recover QIC Tape

Our QIC tape data recovery process is thorough and efficient, ensuring the highest chances of recovering your valuable data. Here’s an overview of our data recovery process:


Evaluation of QIC Tape

Our team will evaluate the condition of your tapes and determine the best approach for data recovery.


Recovery of QIC cartridge

Using specialized software and tools, we will recover the data from your tapes bit by bit.


Verification Session

Following data recovery, you’ll have the opportunity to verify its integrity to ensure it’s complete and accurate.


Data Delivery

We will securely return your recovered data to you in your preferred format.

Whether your QIC tapes are damaged, have been exposed to extreme conditions, or are simply obsolete, our team has the expertise and resources to recover your data. Don’t risk losing valuable information – trust our QIC tape data recovery services to help you retrieve it.

Only We Provide Remote File Verification

Our file verification process via remote session is integral to customer satisfaction. Unlike other companies, we are the only ones offering this unique service. Following successful data recovery, we initiate a remote session that allows our customers to peruse and check their files on their own.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The time frame for data recovery depends on the condition of your tapes and the amount of data that needs to be extracted and reconstructed. Our team will provide you with an estimated timeline after evaluating your tapes.

The success of data recovery efforts often depends more on the tape’s condition and the environment it was stored in than on its age or format. However, technological advancements can sometimes make data retrieval from newer formats like the QIC 3095 or QIC-EX more straightforward due to improved data density and reliability. We deal with all formats equally, applying our expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes.

We work with all major QIC tape brands and models, including but not limited to 3M’s QIC-80, HP’s Travan TR-5, Tandberg Data’s SLR5, and others like QIC-24, QIC-157, and QIC-Wide. Regardless of the tape’s brand or model, we have the tools and experience to attempt a recovery.

If you suspect your QIC tape is failing, the first step is to avoid any further use of the tape to prevent additional damage. Note any error messages or unusual behavior. Then, contact a professional data recovery service like ours as soon as possible. The quicker we can evaluate the tape, the better the chances of successful data recovery.

We have a high success rate in recovering data from damaged and even partially destroyed QIC tape catridges. However, the chances of successful recovery may vary based on the severity of the damage. Our team will evaluate your tapes and provide you with a realistic assessment of what data can be recovered.

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Matthew Leal
Apr 18, 2024
My data was successfully recovered! I'm so happy with this service. Emma was an excellent customer service rep and helped me through the account verification process with ease. Thanks so much!
Apr 18, 2024
To be honest, I am super happy and satisfied with the delivered service by PITS Global. I have met so many people and read reviews of many others with their amazing experience at PITS. Firstly, I had ... a nice chat with my account manager, John, before shipping them the device. He even sent me a prepaid shipping label for my 4TB WD blue HDD)) Happy to say, I shipped then the device very next day and waited for ny evaluation results. So after 3 days, they sent me an email with the quote and a whole explanation of my hdd’s problem, so I can have a better understanding of their service. The pricing was fair and I decided to move with the standard procedure. Fast forward, after couple days, I got a call from Filip for the verification session. The final results were not what I expected because PITS could get ALL of my data without a missing file. These folks are the real professionals in their field and I am super blessed that I had a chance to work with them. High five for excellent results!)
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Apr 17, 2024
My data was fully recovered, I am very pleased
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Iorvor Daniel
Apr 17, 2024
Huge thanks to Eric and all of the engineers that work at PITS. These guys could recover 2TB of my data from corrupted Seagate HDD. Before shipping them my device, I had a talk with many other ... companies but the PITS grabbed my attention, so we moved forward with them. They truly ARE the professionals!
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Kimberly Zamora
Apr 16, 2024
I have been using my brother's 2TB WD HDD for a while but last month when It was connected to my laptop, we had a power surge which affected the device. I knew that he will be furious if he finds out, ... so I needed to move quick. A whilee ago, I already had a talk with PITS but never used them, so I believe this was the time. I explained them the situation, shipped the device, approved the recovery process and just waited, just waited.....But thankfully within only few days, Filip called me that they recovered everything, so it's time for a verification session. I jumped on my computer, had to see all of the files like nothing happened to the drive and approved the same second. Thanks to PITS, my brother never found out, so I am incredibly thankful for the job they have done
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Apr 16, 2024
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