As of 12/18/2013 US Tech Labs Inc. will move to a standard Tape pricing format:

Tape Diagnostics: $99 per Tape – Includes Data Search & File Listing Reports
Tape Restoration Fees: LTO: $160 DLT: $75 VS: $85 Other: $50-$200
10 Tape Minimum waives Setup & Project Fees

US Tech Labs currently offers Data Recovery on all Tape formats, and any software used to create the tapes. Whether its a damaged, corrupted or erased backup set, US Tech Labs can help every step of the way in your recovery solution. We currently carry over 70 types of different tape media, and have over 420 different software platforms/ environments for Tape Recovery.

  • Common Backup Errors: Data Sequence Errors, Read & Write Failures, Mount Failures, Export & Import Errors, Expired Data, Label Mismatch, Drive Hangs, Physical Tape Damage, Corrupted Backup Sets, and more.
  • 95% of all Tape Formats Supported including: 9840, DDS1, DDS2, DDS3, DDS4, DDS5, AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, SDLT, DLT – All DLT, QIC & DAT Formats are supported.
  • Backup Sets Supported: 420+ Backup Environments, with the most popular of course: Veritas Backup Exec & NetBackup, ARCServe, Retrospect, Symantec, Acronis, Windows Backup, and many more formats.
  • We also provide many Data Conversion solutions for Tapes, we can recover your backup sets to cd, dvd, internal and external drives, and new tape technologies. Please visit our Media Conversion pages for more information

We provide both Tape Recovery & Conversion services.  We like to classify your tapes, before we receive them.  If your tapes came out of a known environment, for example: you know what backup software was used to create the backup sets, the settings or compression used, and there is no known damage. Then this would be considered a Tape Conversion.  If your tapes are in an unknown state, this is considered Tape Recovery.  This can include errors, unknown backup set, and missing tapes in a set, this is considered Tape Recovery.  There are price differences, based on damage & tape status.  Please call us for an accurate quote.

Convert your Recovered Data to Disk, CD, DVD or Download from our FTP Servers.

Do you require custodial data for past or current employees?  Perhaps archived email or documents that are relative to your case?  We specialize in Tape Data Recovery, we support over 400 tape formats & backup software sets.    We can provide Tape Restoration services on-site, or off-site at your facility if your media is restricted from leaving the premise, state or country.

Our secure process provides critical care pickup at your facility, Iron Mountain or secure storage facility.  We currently have partnerships with over 200+ datacenters, and Document Archiving companies, so we can work on-site with your current vendors to securely extract the data at your facility of choice, and then leave the media with your vendors while we process and document the data for your case or litigation.

Supported Tape Systems & Drives:

Most popular:  LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, DDS1, DDS2, DDS3, DDS4, DDS5 (DAT 72), SDLT220, SDLT320, SDLT600, DLT-S4, TK50, TZ30, TK70, DLT2000, DLT4000, DLT7000, DLT8000, AIT-3, AIT-4, AIT-5, AIT-6.

Additional Tape Types:  QIC, IBM 3590, 3480, 3570, 3590, 3592, IBM TS1130, StorageTek 9840, 9940, DEC, Microdrive, Travan, SLR, VXA, DC Series and SAIT

Backup software we support for Forensics and Recovery:

Amanda, Areca Backup, Argentum Backup, Acronis, Asigra, Attix5, ARCServe Backup, ARCServe, D2D, Backup Express, BEX, Backup4all, Backup Assist, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupPC, Bacula, Bitser, Box Backup, Carbonite, Continuous Data Protection, Comodo Backup, CPIO, Crashplan, Create Synchronicity, Cobian Backup, CWRSYNC, DirSync, DAR, DD,Dmailer Backup, Dolly Drive, Double Image Backup, Druva InSync, Dump, Duplicity, Duplicati, EMC Networker, EMC RecoverPoint, Flyback, Genie Backup Manager, Handy Backup, HP Data Protector, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Fastback, IBM Aggregate Backup and Recovery System, InMage DR-Scout, Image for Windows, Langmeier Backup, LazySave, LiveDrive, LuckyBackup, Mac Backup aka MobileMe, Macrium Reflect, Memopal, Mondo, Mozy, Netvault Backup, Norton 360, Norton Ghost, QtdSync, REDO, RDIFF, RSync, Replay, Remote Backup, Retrospect, SEP Sesam, Shadow Protect, StoreGrid, System Center Data Protection Manager, SpiderOak, SyncBack, SyncToy, Time Machine Tar, Tonido Backup, TotalRecovery, UltraBac, Unitrends, Uranium Backup, Ventis Backup Suite, Windows Backup, Windows Home Backup, Windows Backup and Restore, Yosemite Server Backup and Zmanda.

This is just a partial list of the Backup Software sets we support.  There are many software sets that are proprietary systems that are similar that to these, that we can custom program to get the data restored.

In cases that the software is no longer available, or the backup software is unknown, our Engineers can build a Tape Header set based off a sampling or your tapes, and provide a report of the type of software used to backup your tapes, the version, the company information, and a quote to restore your data based on the Tape Header data.


Every Recovery Case we handle has special requirements and needs. Please let us know what we can do to build your recovery solution.  Call us at 1-855-CSI-DATA