Sell Your Used LTO 5 Backup Tape

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We Want to Help You Sell LTO 5 tape.

In fact, we want to buy all of your LTO-5 tapes; surplus, new, or used we want it all!  You no longer have to ask “how do I sell LTO 5 Tape.” That’s why we’re here! Instead of keeping an inventory of surplus data tapes around the office, We Buy Used IT Equipment will help you sell used LTO 5 quickly and at fair market value. Even the largest organizations in the world rely on tape backup for archiving and disaster recovery as their data requirements grow.

What is LTO 5 used for?

LTO Ultrium 5 media is designed to deliver excellent capacity and reliability at a lower cost per GB than other types of data storage. LTO Ultrium 5 reduces the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space, and labor associated with tape-based storage. LTO-5 also helps cut the time associated with backup and restore operations by reducing the amount of cartridge handling, further lowering operational costs.

LTO 5 Ultrium tape storage, is typically used for data backup, archiving and offline storage. LTO 5 can also be used for high-capacity transfers, in some cases physically moving terabytes of data faster than an upload to the cloud or a remote data center.

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LTO 5 Specs and Benefits

  • LTO 5  tape capacity: 1.5 TB native and 3 TB compressed data
  • LTO 5 tape speed: 140 MBps native, 280 MBps compressed
  • WORM Capable: Yes
  • Encryption Capable:  Yes
  • Max number of Partitions: 2



   Save Costs: Lowered storage hardware costs with 52% lower dollar per gigabyte (GB) compared with previous generations LTO tape and greater return on technology investments.

    Save Space: Decrease manual involvement by IT managers for tape operations and reduce the physical storage space required for backup cartridges with up to 3 TB (with 2:1 compression) of capacity in a single cartridge.

    Improved Reliability: Improved security in transit through hardware-based encryption, enhancing data reliability, and improving tape media deterioration by optimizing data movement.

Why Sell LTO 5 Tapes?

Our e-waste initiative has provided Fortune 500 customers with Recycling Services since 1965. We Buy Used IT Equipment uses an array of resources and techniques to provide the best value for your LTO-5 tapes.

Security is a very important part of the recycling process. We provide a certificate of data destruction that shows your organization complies with HIPPA, DOD, SOX, FACTA, GLBA, and other industry requirements. You will be fully satisfied that our process follows high-security standards when recycling your LTO 5 media. Secure data destruction of LTO 5 tapes is a top priority of We Buy Used IT Equipment. We used the industry’s best technology and techniques to securely erase your LTO tapes!

Save time and money and let us buy your used LTO 5 tapes. We buy all types of LTO5 back up tapes, they are recertified and brought back to the data market. Contact us to see how easy it is to recycle your LTO 5 cartridges.

How Do I Sell LTO 5 Tapes?

  1. Send us your list. (include Brand, Quantity, and Condition)
  2. Our data supply experts will audit your LTO 5 tapes and make an offer.
  3. We pay shipping! (Including labels, trucks, and other security needs.)
  4. At our secure facility, tapes are held under 24-hour surveillance.
  5. Tapes are inspected and erased 100% of data.
  6. Certificate of Data Destruction provided along with payment



Below is a list of LTO 5 tape cartridges we purchase.


LTO 5 Buyback


Part #ManufacturerDescription
61857TDKLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
229323MAXELLLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
16008030FUJILTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
02H9YHDELLLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
46X1290IBMLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
C7975AHPLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
LTX1500GSONYLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
MRL5MQN01QUANTUMLTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
Also, visit our sister site to learn more about how you can sell LTO5 and other magnetic media storage!
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