We transfer your LTO data tapes / cartridges to accessible files on an External Hard Drive.
Linear Tape Open (LTO) is a data storage format that uses magnetic tape to store user information. Tape drive technology has been in use as far back as the 1st commercial computer in the 1950s. In it’s infancy, LTO required a huge amount of space, with the initial UNISERVO tape storage offering 225kb of data capacity over a quarter mile of metal magnetic tape, contained in a large cabinet.
Practical innovations on the technology would see the switch to a plastic based tape, significantly reducing the physical weight and size requirements into portable cartridge, while technical improvements led to a more efficient use of the tape surface, increasing the density of information that would be saved. Today, despite the high cost of a Tape Loader, LTO tapes themselves are one of the lowest cost per GB storage options available, with the highest data capacity.
While it’s slow transaction load times, and expensive front-end cost, prevent this format from replacing mechanical or solid-state hard drives on a consumer level, LTO is still widely used today as format of choice for long-term, high capacity archiving, due to it’s durability and low-access lifespan.
We have a very rigorous Quality Control process which gives us the confidence to say that we completely stand behind our work and guarantee the results. If there are any issues with the quality or performance of the digital materials created (not having to do with the physical condition of your media) we will reprocess those materials at our expense, no questions / no hassles.
We are overwhelmingly committed to ensuring the Safety, Security and Privacy of our clients information:
“Working with Digital Treasures was a great experience from start to finish. Our company needed to get some digital conversion work done quickly and at high quality and DT delivered on both accounts. They made the whole process simple and stress-free and provided us with a great quality product. We’re already planning to do repeat business converting our old video archive and I would highly recommend their services to others.”
“The David Suzuki Foundation turned 25 years old this week! The Foundation trusted Digital Treasures with 25 years’ worth of irreplaceable archival video footage. Marc and team were a pleasure to work with every step of the way. Professional, trustworthy and an outstanding finished product. Expectations exceeded.
Thank you for helping to preserve and share our history.”
“I have this afternoon received the return of my film and your digital scans. A quick look and I'm thrilled! Thank you so much for the clearly considered attention to my requests.
I'm also recommending you to friends at the Vancouver Art Gallery Imaging Department. More to come, with again sincere thanks for this.”