Tape Drives

The tape drive is an old tech that is used mostly to store computer data. It was a famous tech in its time and is still popular among tech enthusiasts. If you want to buy tape drives at wholesale rates and in the best condition, then BulkDevices is the perfect online tape supplier for you. We have a vast collection of new and refurbished tape drives for sale, so everyone can buy their favourite products that are within their budget. 

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Tape Drives

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  1. DEC 20GB 40GB DLT IV SCSI Tape Drive

    SKU: 70-32048-08

    Brand: Digital Equipment Corp (DEC)

    £221.58 £184.65
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  2. Sun 8Gb/s LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Tape Drive Module for SL500 Library

    SKU: 003-5538-01

    Brand: Sun

    £1,703.68 £1,419.73
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  3. Sony AIT-2 50/130GB Ultra SCSI LVD External Tape Drive

    SKU: AITE130/S

    Brand: Sony

    £476.26 £396.88
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  4. Dell DDS-3 12GB Native24GB Compressed SCSI 5.25-inch Internal Tape Drive

    SKU: 0311C

    Brand: Dell

    £283.78 £236.48
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  5. Dell Dds3 12/24gb Dat Internal Tape Drive

    SKU: 030MDT

    Brand: Dell

    £174.70 £145.58
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  6. Lenovo ThinkServer External LTO-6 Tape Drive (Requires ThinkServer 8885e SAS Controller & Cable)

    SKU: 4XF0F28770-01

    Brand: Lenovo

    £1,855.84 £1,546.53
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  7. Lenovo ThinkServer External LTO-6 Tape Drive

    SKU: 4XF0F28770

    Brand: Lenovo

    £2,394.98 £1,995.82
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  8. Dell 40/80GB SCSI LVD External Tape Drive

    SKU: 00C424

    Brand: Dell

    £1,026.08 £855.07
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  9. Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive

    SKU: 0183KW

    Brand: Dell

    £2,952.72 £2,460.60
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  10. Lenovo 2.50 6.25TB LTO-6 Linear Serpentine SAS Tape Drive for 7226 Multi-Media Enclosure Storage System

    SKU: 46C2857

    Brand: Lenovo

    £1,804.90 £1,504.08
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  11. Quantum LTO6 Fibre Channel Tape Drive for Scalar i40/i80

    SKU: 3-06568-01

    Brand: Quantum

    £1,381.56 £1,151.30
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  12. Sun 1224GB DDS3 SCSI 5.25-inch Tape Drive

    SKU: 3702376-02

    Brand: Sun

    £337.46 £281.22
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Understanding High-Capacity Tape Drives And Their Perks


The high-capacity tape drives use a special magnetic tape to store data on its surface. These types of drives are mostly used for offline and archival data storage. They provide a combination of low-cost and long-term storage. Today, tape drives have been replaced by more advanced data storage technologies like hard disk drives and solid-state drives. However, they are still used in archival storage in certain applications.


There are a lot of different benefits that you can get by using tape drives among them the following advantages were the main reason for their popularity.


Low cost: The tape drives provided a cheap alternative to store data when storage devices were an expensive technology. 


High capacity: Tape storage drives offer a lot of storage capacity and some high-capacity tape drives have a storage capacity of up to 100 terabytes. 


Long archival life: The tape drives offers an exceptional life for data. Even if the devices remain unused for several decades, these drives can retrieve the data without any problems.


Find the best external tape drives at BulkDevices and get the best wholesale rates and discounts. Here at BulkDevices, you can find everything from LTO tape drives to other tape drive accessories since we are one of the largest suppliers of tape products. If you want to buy other IT hardware and want to assemble different components, then our IT team can easily assemble all the parts for you and deliver them to your doorstep.


Types of Tape Drives


Mostly, there are three types of tape drives available in the market for sale. A brief description of each of these types is as follows:


Linear Tape-Open (LTO): The LTO tape drives are the most popular among all the types and have a capacity ranging from 100 GB to 18 TB.


Digital Linear Tape (DLT): This is another industry standard tape drive and provides a higher capacity ranging from 200 GB to 12 TB.


Quaternary Digital Interface (QIC): These are a relatively uncommon type and are rarely used for domestic purposes. They provide a data storage capacity ranging from 100 MB to 1 TB.


Applications of High-Capacity Tape Drives


Tape backup drives are on old tech but they still have a wide variety of applications such as:


Enterprises: Since tape drives provide a very long life of data reliability, some enterprises use them to back up and archive their data.


Government agencies: Similarly, some governments use reliable tape drives to store sensitive data as they cannot be hacked.


Media and entertainment: The media industry is one the biggest consumers of tape drives since audio and video files can be easily stored on them.