Norm Hutton, DTC Computer Supplies (, says:

When dealing with sensitive data stored on magnetic tapes and optical storage media, data security is of the utmost concern for most companies. This concern comes to the forefront when the media reaches the end of its useful life cycle for your organization. WeBuyUsedTape is the industry leader in data eradication and media certification.

How do you properly eradicate data in the most cost-effective and secure manner? Our data eradication service provides complete secure eradication of all data from tapes, protecting your hard-earned reputation and trustworthiness by preventing confidential information from falling into the wrong hands. Many companies misrepresent themselves and only “broker” the sale of used media. Our time tested eradication processes ensure secure eradication and required processes to meet today’s state, local government, industry specific regulatory compliance requirements, customer and employee privacy legislation, and security mandates. All data eradication is performed at our secure location in California. As a result, our clients are insulated from exposure to legal liabilities or loss of corporate assets.

Why should you trust WeBuyUsedTape with the data eradication of your used tapes and disks? We are a family owned business with over 30 years in the data tape recycling business. We have been in the same company owned facility for over 20 years. Our data eradication methods are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, Computer Security Act, and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulations as well as D.O.D. (Department of Defense) standards for data destruction.

Do not just throw away your used media. Your data is not safe. There are typically two ways to make sure data is completely eradicated and cannot be recovered: One is to degauss the media and the other is to re-write over the existing data, full length, every track, and every bit sector position. Media products such as 3480, 3490e, 8mm, DLT, and SDLT can be degaussed and the media reused. However, LTO, 3590, 3592, 9840, 9940, and T-10000 cannot be degaussed without destroying the servo track(s). For these media types, Certification requires data destruction using modern methods which do not destroy the servo track.

All data is destroyed using cartridge and drive manufacturer approved processes prior to ever being read. We guarantee the security and confidentiality of your data. We handle tens of thousands of pieces of media each month. We have never had one instance or breach of data security. Our track record speaks for itself.