Tape data recovery, restoration & migration services

tape data recovery

Do you have hundreds or even thousands of data tapes that you need to be restored with the data copied to DVDs, hard drives or other storage media?
Does the data format need to be migrated so that it will integrate into your current systems? Do you no longer have the equipment or environment to restore your legacy data?

We can help. Call us today to speak with a Tape specialist and get real answers to your questions.

Capital Data Recovery Inc can recover or restore data from nearly all tape form factors and backup software formats.

In addition to tape restorations and recoveries, we perform large scale data migrations of your legacy media to a more current format.

We can recover data from

Tapes immersed in flood water
Snapped or burnt tapes from a fire
Tapes damaged by chemicals and smoke
Intentional or accidental physical damage
Software problems or backup failures
Overwritten tapes with Header damage

Tape cartridge formats supported

Quarter-Inch cartridge (QIC) media:
3.5" Cartridge Series - DC2000 (QIC 40, 80, 120, 250, 3020, etc.)
5.25" Cartridge Series - DC600, DC6000, DC9000, Magnus 1.2, 2.5
Mini QIC / Travan
Travan Media - TR1, TR3, TR4, TR5
Travan NS Network Series - NS8, NS20
4mm Cartridges - 60M, 90M, 120M, 125M, 150M
8mm Cartridges - 54M, 112M, 160M, 160MXL
DLT Media - DLT II, DLT III (10/20GB), DLT IIIXT (15/30GB), DLT IV (35/70GB)
SuperDLT Media
AIT, AIT2, AIT3 Cartridge Media
MLR / SLR Media - All Sizes
LTO Media - All Sizes
Exabyte 8mm – 8200/8500/8700, Mammoth, M2 type series
StorageTek 9840, 9940 series
ADR Media – All sizes
VXA Media – All sizes
9-Track Media – All sizes
and many more...

Reel tape media formats supported

600', 1200', 2400', 3200'
1600 BPI, 3200 BPI, 6250 BPI

Backup software supported

Arcada / Conner / Seagate / Veritas Backup Exec - All Versions
Cheyenne / Computer Associates - ArcServe & Arcsolo - All Versions
Brightstor Arcserve - All Versions
MS Backup - All Versions
NovaStor - All Versions
Dantz Retrospect - All Versions
Unix - Tar & CPIO
and many more…

We support over 500 different backup software formats and our engineers can develop custom extraction methods for your situation if needed.

We support tape drives and media sold by

3M, ADIC, Archive, Caliper, CDC, CMS, Cipher, Colorado, Compaq, Conner, DEC, Emerald, Everex, Exabyte, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Iomega, Imation, Irwin, JVC, Legacy, Iomega, JVC, Maxell, Maynard, Micronet, Mountain, NCR, NEC, Panasonic, Quantum, Sanyo, Seagate, Sony, Sun, Tandberg, Teac, Tecmar, Verbatim, Wang, Wangdat, Wangtek, Unisys

I have worked with many companies over the years. Your customer service and support is above the rest. I am pleased to say I would definitely continue to use you guys in the future.

Data recovery process

Project submission

You are welcome to drop by Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to bring your project. If you are out of city customer, we can send you a free shipping label.


We offer emergency, standard and economy evaluations, ranging from overnight turn-around to 5 business days for economy.

Quote approval

Upon completion of diagnostics, you will receive a quote for the approval. Once approved, we'll resume your data recovery project.

Project completion

Your recovered data will be transferred onto an external hard drive or uploaded to a secure server for you to download your data, minimizing your downtime.

Google rating

5.0 450 reviews

  • André Pinard ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    After having broken my external Drive (2Tb), dropping on the floor. I brought it to Capital Data Recovery (CDR). I was unsure if it would be recoverable. What a joy to receive the email today that said … More "Good News!" All important files were saved and some picture and video files were put aside in distinct files. Thanks and kudos to Levon Kazariyan and his team!
  • tara socorro ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    It was a pleasure working with Levon from Capital Data Recovery Services in Ottawa. Levon is professional, personable and easy to work with. He was successful in recovering all the data I had on my solid … More state drive from a damaged laptop. I can't thank him enough. His quote was reasonable and he was straightforward when addressing the possible outcomes. I appreciated his patience in answering my questions, and would highly recommend Capital Data Recovery Services.
  • Mandy Brady ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    So thankful to Levon and Capital Data Recovery!
    I could not read / see my photos on a couple of brand new SD cards, and was very concerned I had lost some precious recent photos. After a phone discussion
    … More where he suggested some possible work-arounds and then an in-person visit, Levon was able to verify my photos were still there and accessible, recommend I purchase a new (very inexpensive) SD card reader, and even sent me a link to a recommended brand. All this and no charge for me taking up his valuable time and expertise!
    I am beyond happy. Highly recommend!

Please, fill out the form below to get help with your data recovery project

Please, let us know who referred you so we can thank them in return.
* any media with damaged seals will be treated as previously opened
* any Ransomware projects are treated as Custom project. See terms below.

The Client is the legal owner, representative, or otherwise have legitimate rights to the property and all data contained therein delivered to Capital Data Recovery Inc. The Client authorizes Capital Data Recovery Inc. to conduct an evaluation of the media to determine the nature of the damage and provide an estimate of recovery cost and timing.

The Client authorizes Capital Data Recovery Inc. to conduct an evaluation of the media sent to determine the nature of the damage and provide an estimate of recovery cost and timing. Your media may be opened for diagnostics or repair purposes. This may invalidate any warranty.

Capital Data Recovery Inc agree to absolute Non-Disclosure of any and all information or data files supplied with, stored on, or recovered from Client equipment. You may request a copy of this signed form for your records.

Capital Data Recovery Inc shall not be liable for any claims regarding the physical functioning of equipment/media or the condition or existence of data on storage media supplied before, during or after service. Capital Data Recovery Inc. is not liable for any direct or indirect damages, including loss of data, loss of revenue, incidental or consequential, before, during or after service.

The Client is aware of the inherent risks of injury and property damage involved in data recovery, including without limitation, risks due to destruction or damage to the media or data and inability to recover data, or inaccurate or incomplete data recovery, including those that may result from the negligence of Capital Data Recovery Inc, and assumes any and all known risks of injury and property damage that may result.

The Client is financially responsible for all shipping costs, custom duties and taxes to and from Capital Data Recovery Inc.

Payment is due in full upon completion of successful recovery, prior to release of data.

The Client agrees that media not collected within 30 days after the completion or declination of recovery services will be permanently destroyed for security reasons.

By signing this form Client agrees to accept the minimum recovery fee of:
Hard drive, SSD, RAID (per drive):
$399 for Non-Urgent Service
$799 for Standard Service
$3500 for Emergency Service
Flash/SD/USB media:
Flash/SD/USB media:
$350 for logical recovery
$499+ diag fee for electrical issues
CD/DVD is $250+
If no data is recovered there is no labour charge for data recovery service.
Note that ransomware, encrypted media, or any other custom projects are considered "Custom", thus No Data - No Fee policy does not apply.

Diagnostics is offered free of charge for Non-Urgent service, unless:
A. Previously opened media: $200
B. Encrypted media: $500
C. Non detectable Digital media: $100
D. Western Digital My Passport: $100
E: Seagate Rosewood: $100
E: RAID Server, NAS: Contact for pricing

Refer to Terms & Conditions page on our website for more information.