Tape Drives and Libraries

When your organization’s data storage needs change, your backup and archival needs change as well. With tape drives software packages, updates, file formats, and user data growing at an alarming rate these days, it’s a challenge to keep up with the increasing demand for data storage. We provide better financial options for customers by purchasing their old equipment, which allows for more money in their IT budgets, and the ability to perform more timely upgrades.

Although many organizations have reduced their tape usage within their IT infrastructures, it has not completely disappeared as many would think. Various experts even question why anyone would want to use tape in a current data center. However, tape continues to be a clever alternative in regards to certain applications including speed, cost, and reliability – specifically over longer time periods.

Tape Drives

We purchase all types of tape drive storage and tape drive autoloaders. Things to consider when looking to sell magnetic tape drives are manufacturer or brand, capacity, and generation of the tape drive. Do you currently use a tape drive as a backup that is in need of repair? We can help with that as well. No job is too big or too small for our experts to handle.

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Tape Libraries

We are also looking to acquire tape libraries used for backup storage. A virtual tape library backup is unique to a backup storage strategy in that it offers unsurpassed reliability and portability. Tape library backups can be stored at offsite facilities to avoid catastrophic destruction or malicious attacks.

Are you looking for tape library barcode labels? We offer tape barcode labeling services as well!

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We Buy Used IT Equipment buys standalone tape drives, as well as autoloaders and libraries, from all major manufacturers. If your organization has tape equipment you are looking to find a home for, we can almost certainly help.

Below, you will find a short summary of the types and brands of equipment we are looking to purchase.

Types of Tape Drives and Libraries


  • LTO Tape Drives (1,2,3,4,5)
  • 3592 Tape Drives (J1A, E05, E06, E07)
  • T10000 Tape Drives (A,B,C,D)
  • Autoloaders (5-200 Slots)
  • Libraries (200-15,000 Slots)
  • Power Supplies
  • Sleds, Trays, Etc.

Tape Drive Brands & Tape Library Brands


  • IBM
  • HP
  • Oracle
  • Quantum
  • Dell
  • Tandberg Data
  • StorageTek