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Tape Drive Repair – The Smart Decision

posted by Darren McLaws @ 2:45 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Imagine this scenario. You walk into the data storage room at your business to change out a tape drive on your aged tape drives. You insert the tape and start the machine, but instead you hear a strange noise….. the tape has jammed and is no longer feeding but the head is still spinning….in a panic you hit the stop button. Now what?

We all know there are things that can go wrong with tape drives. Sometimes they’re not cleaned often enough and dust, media particles, and other contaminants could corrupt the drive. Maybe constant use and the vibrations have caused the read/write head to become misaligned. Maybe its head life has simply expired.

Regardless of the problem, you are faced with a choice. You could buy a new system which would cost thousands upon thousands of dollars…..or you can trust CPU Inc.’s professionally trained and highly skilled technicians to repair your tape drives. We apply a unique and effective method in which we keep all parts and supplies on site which translates into one of the fastest turnaround rates in the industry. In most cases, we are able to have your tape drive repaired and on its way back to you the same day it’s received.

We’ve recently increased our repair services to include all the following models-

  • 18 track – 256 track (3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590, 3590E)
  • 4mm tape drives (DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, etc)
  • 8mm tape drives (AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, SAIT, Exabyte, etc)
  • DLT and LTO
  • 9-track tape drives
  • Fujitsu, IBM, Tandem, JVC and other brands
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One Response to “Tape Drive Repair – The Smart Decision”


  1. Jim Snodgrass says:

    Have several 4mm DDS-1 tape drives (mostly Sony) that need re-conditioning – ie new heads, cleaning, etc. All work but were removed from service for same problem: All got to a point where tape sticks or hangs on head when being removed. Users would therefore pull out tape cartridge and either pull out, stretch, or tear tape. In addition most have enough hours on them that they maybe need new heads or at least some verification that heads still good. Would like to just have them re-conditioned to where I would feel I could get another year or so service out of each without worrying about problems.

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