Secure your digital legacy with hard drive preservation services from Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services

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Discover how Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services can protect and preserve your valuable digital assets with comprehensive hard drive preservation solutions.

June 17, 20246 mins
Hard drives

The challenge

Hard drives are widely used across industries for storing valuable digital assets. However, they are not designed for long-term storage and are prone to failure. Research shows that hard drives can fail within the first six years, putting your critical data at significant risk. Whether you are a production studio, corporate archive, or a private collector, the integrity of your digital assets is crucial for your operations and legacy.

The impact

When hard drives fail, the impact can be devastating. You risk losing irreplaceable data, which could include everything from historical records and creative works to business-critical information. This loss not only affects current projects but can also hinder future endeavors, leading to operational disruptions and financial loss.

What if you could...

Imagine a scenario where your digital assets are not just stored, but meticulously preserved and easily accessible. What if you could ensure the long-term security and integrity of your hard drives with minimal effort on your part? With Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services, this is possible.

Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services Hard Drive Preservation

At Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services, we understand the critical importance of safeguarding your digital assets. Hard drives, while convenient for short-term storage, are not reliable for long-term preservation. Our specialized services are designed to address these vulnerabilities, ensuring that your valuable data remains secure and accessible for years to come.

  • Chain of custody: We maintain a secure and documented chain of custody from the moment your hard drives leave your premises until they are safely stored in our facilities.
  • Inbound/outbound services: Our comprehensive logistics services ensure that your hard drives are transported securely, whether incoming to our facilities or outgoing to your location.
  • Health check and restoration: Our experts perform thorough health checks and restoration services, including spin-up tests to assess and revive dormant drives.
  • Data entry and augmentation: We offer detailed data entry and augmentation services to ensure your hard drives are organized and their contents are meticulously cataloged.
  • LTO7 LTFS back-up: We provide LTO7 LTFS back-up of your master hard drives, ensuring a reliable and future-proof digital archiving solution.
  • Extensive metadata collection: Our process includes comprehensive metadata collection, allowing for easy access and retrieval of your digital assets. We seamlessly migrate searchable details to your inventory database or provide them via an electronic database customized to your needs.
  • Customized solutions: Our services are tailored to meet the specific requirements of your organization, ensuring that your digital assets are preserved int eh best possible manner.
Secure your digital legacy

Don't wait for a disaster to strike. Contact Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services today for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your hard drive archives. Ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of your valuable digital content.