What’s the Best Method of Digital Linear Tape Destruction?

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Digital Linear Tape (DLT) has been around since the mid-1980s when it was first launched to provide the tape drive for minicomputers. Original capacities were only 94 MB per cartridge, and the tapes quickly evolved.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of DLT Tapes that need to be destroyed. Companies of all sizes have been storing DLT Tapes for years. When it’s time to get rid of it, whether it’s made by IBM, HP or Dell, OceanTech can help.
No matter how sensitive the data on your tapes, you can rely on OceanTech to dispose of it according to the highest standards in the industry. We shred to ensure that the tape can never be reused, and we provide certificates of destruction and can even video tape the process for clients that need a visual record of the destruction.
Options are available at OceanTech, whether you prefer secure data sanitization or Digital Linear Tape shredding.
Our secure data sanitization options ensure that your sensitive data is rendered unrecoverable. Data destruction is performed in our video-monitored locked enclosure that can only be accessed by select, trained employees.

OceanTech’s data sanitization procedures comply with the NIST Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization as well as DoD 5220.22-M. To ensure that data has been eliminated, random hard drives are periodically sent to Kroll Ontrack for data recovery attempts. To date, no data has been recovered. Storage devices are cataloged by make, model, and serial number and a certificate of data destruction is issued to the client.

The other option is shredding. DLT tapes and all hard drives and media are shredded and cannot be reused. This process is documented and can be video taped if the client requires.

For DLT Tape Destruction, contact the experts at OceanTech at 612-331 4456.