We Buy Tape

Even Older Data Tapes Still Have Value

Do you have older data tapes you maybe are looking to get rid of, or have erased?

Do you have tape media that may have value?

Call DMS for a quote today!


We buy many older formats of tape media you may have been told are worthless.

We handle all the shipping logistics and costs.

We securely erase all data on all of your tapes.

You will be paid by check, credit card, wire, or PayPal.

We buy all new and most used tapes, including but not limited to: DDS/DAT, 3592 JB/JJ, LTO4,5,6, SLR/MLR Cleaning Tapes.

Why sell to DMS?

Data Media Source is an industry leader in the used and excess data media market. We buy more new/excess, new/open, and used data media than anyone else in the country, and we buy for stock (so we don't broker or consign). All this means is that we are saying "yes" to buying your media more than anyone else, and paying the highest market values overall. These values can be recouped in cash or brand new media (Contact us for current market values)

For additional information Download information about our "Media trade-up program".

Our only business is data media so we are the experts in all issues involving it. This means that we handle the media properly, from time of pickup to data destruction. We can address all logistic and security concerns that you may have.

In addition to the monetary return that you will receive, you can be assured that you've found a solution that is environmentally responsible. The vast majority of used tape in the market can be reused or recycled. Only a small percentage actually needs to end up in a landfill.

For additional information Download our whitepaper "Best practices for responsible disposal of tape media".

What is the process?

  1. 1. Contact DMS Purchasing listing brand, format, condition and quantity of tape Request Quote
  2. 2. Purchasing will provide the value of the tape and detail any costs involved such as onsite destruction services, custom freight, etc.
  3. 3. On your confirmation, purchasing will issue a purchase order that will include prices, freight, and payment terms.
  4. 4. Tape will be shipped to DMS (San Jose, CA) with complete chain-of-custody documentation and you will be notified at time of receipt.
  5. 5. Tape will go into a cue to be inspected and sorted. You will be notified at its completion.
  6. 6. Once the inspection and sort has been completed paperwork will be processed and go into accounting for payment or credit
  7. 7. A letter of data destruction will be provided upon your request

For additional information Download "making sure your sale of data media goes smoothly"