Supported Tape and Media Formats

Supporting and transcending more than 50 years of tape technology for the oil and gas industry, Katalyst Data Management has the most comprehensive selection of tape drives and media devices in the world. The following media types are just a selection of those that are supported for our seismic and well data services.

Reel/Cartridge/Cassette/½ Inch

  • 7 Track Reel Tape – 1200ft, 2400ft (100bpi, 256bpi, 512bpi, 800bpi) (*Read only)
  • 9 Track Reel Tape (3420) – 600ft, 1200ft, 2400ft, 3600ft (800bpi, 1600bpi, 3200bpi, 6250bpi)
  • 14 Track Reel Tape H.D.D.R. – 1200ft, 2400ft (8000bpi) (*Read Only)
  • 21 Track Reel Tape
  • 3480 Cartridge Tape – SL, XL, XXL
  • 3490 and 3490-E Cartridge Tape – SL and XL
  • 3590 and 3590E Magstar MP Cartridge Tape – 10GB 20GB, & 40GB
  • 3590H Magstar MP Cartridge Tape – 60GB
  • 3592 (Jaguar) Cartridge Tape – 60GB & 300GB
  • 3592-Gen2/Gen3 (TS1120/TS1130) – 500GB/700GB Cartridge Tape
  • 3592-Gen4/Gen5 (TS1140/TS1150) – 4TB/10TB Cartridge Tape
  • 9840 A/B/C (Eagle) Cassette Tape (Pending C)
  • 9490EE Cassette Tape (Pending)
  • T9940A/B Cassette Tape (Pending B)
  • T11000 Cartridge Tape – 500GB (Pending)
  • NTCP Cartridge Tape – 20GB
  • Redwood SD-3 Cartridge Tape – Small, Medium and Large
  • Metrum VHS RSP-2150 (VLDS) Cassette Tape
  • DLTtape Cartridge Tape – 2000, 4000, 7000, 8000 and DLT1
  • DLT™ VS Cartridge Tape – DLT1/VS80 (40GB), VS160 (80GB), VS1 & DLT-V4 (160GB)
  • DLT-S4 – (3rd Generation SuperDLT- Renaming product line) 800GB
  • Super DLTtape™- SDLT1 (220/320) and SLDT2 (600) Cartridge Tape – 110GB/160GB & 300GB
  • TK Cartridge Tape – TK30*, TK50*, TK70*, TK85, TK87, TK88 and TK89 (ComPacTape I, II, III, IIIxt, IV)
  • Sony DTF Cassette Tape – GW240S and GW730L
  • Sony DTF-2 Cassette Tape – GW2-60GS and GW2-200GL (200GB)
  • Sony S-AIT1 and S-AIT2 Cartridge Tape- 500GB/800GB
  • LTO / IBM 3580 Ultrium Cartridge Tape- LTO1 (100GB) & LTO2 (200GB)
  • LTO3 & LTO4 (TS2240) Cartridge Tape- 400GB/800GB
  • LTO5/LTO6/LTO7 Cartridge Tape- 1.5TB/2.5TB/6.0TB

Cartridge/Cassette – ¼ Inch, 4mm, 8mm, 19mm

  • 8mm Exabyte Cassette Tape – 8200, 8500 and 8700
  • 8mm Mammoth Cassette Tape – 8900, Mammoth LT, and 8mm Mammoth-2 Cassette Tape – M2 (20GB, 40GB, 60GB)
  • 8mm AIT Cassette – AIT-1 , AIT-2, AIT-3 (100GB), AIT-3Ex (150GB), AIT-4 200GB and AIT-5 (400GB)
  • 8mm AIT-Turbo Cassette – AIT-1Turbo (40GB) and AIT-E Turbo (20GB) (Pending)
  • 8mm VXA Cassette – VXA-1 33GB (“V” series tapes) and VXA-2 80GB (“X” series tapes)
  • 8mm VXA-320 160GB (“X” series tapes) (Pending)
  • 4mm DAT Cassette Tape – DDS1, DDS2, DDS3 and DDS4
  • 4mm DAT Cassette Tape – DDS5 (36GB)
  • 19mm Sony D1 Cassette Tape – Medium and Large
  • 19mm Ampex DD2 DST Cassette Tape – Small, Medium and Large
  • ¼” ADR & ADR2 – (15GB, 25GB), (30GB, 60GB, 120GB)
  • ¼” 3570 Magstar MP “B” Format Cartridge Tape
  • ¼” 3570 Magstar MP “C” and “C-XL” Format Cartridge Tape
  • ¼” Cartridge – Mini QIC (including Irwin, Colorado, Travan, DC2xxx’s and MC3xxx’s)
  • ¼” Cartridge – Mini QIC (including Iomega: Ditto Max, Ditto Easy, Ditto)
  • ¼” Cartridge – Standard QIC (including DC6xxx’s, DC9xxx’s, SLR2, SLR3, SLR4, SLR5, SLR24 (SLR6), and SLR7)
  • ¼” Cartridge – Standard QIC SLR32 (13 GB and MLR1), SLR40, SLR50 (MLR3), SLR60,SLR75, and SLR100 & SLR140 (pending)

Removable Memory – Sticks/Flash/Jump/Cards/Drives

  • USB Pen Drives/Flash Drive/Memory Drive – JumpDrive, MicroVault, JetFlashA, DataTraveler
  • CompactFlash – CF – Types I & II – MicroDrive
  • Memory Stick – MS
  • Secure Digital Card – SD
  • SmartMedia – SM (SSFDC)
  • xD Picture Card – xD
  • PCMCIA Memory Card – Types I & II
  • PC Hard Disk Card – Types I & II

Removable Disk / Disk / NAS

  • ALL USB and Firewire (1394) Portable Drives (Fat32, NTFS, NFS)
  • SAN (Storage Area Network) and NAS (Network Attached Storage) Drives/Raids
  • CD-R(OM), CD-RW Disc – 650MB, 700MB
  • DD-R(OM), DD-RW (Double Density CD) Disc – 1.3GB
  • PD650 Rewritable Optical Disk Cartridge – 650MB
  • DVD-R, DVD+R, , DVD-RW, DVD+RW Recordable Disc – 3.95GB, 4.7GB &
  • DVD-RAM Disc- 2.6GB , 5.2GB , 4.7GB & 9.4GB
  • HD DVD Disc – 15GB
  • BluRay Disc – 25GB and 50GB
  • UDO Disk Cartridge – Ultra Density Optical – 30GB (Pending)
  • PDD (Blu-Ray) Disc, PDD23, BD-ROM, BD-R – 23GB (Pending)
  • 3 ½” and 5 ¼” Floppy Disk – SS, DS, LD and HD
  • 3 ½” High Capacity Floppy Disk – LS-120 & LS-240 (SuperDisk) and HIFD-200 MB
  • 3 ½” Floptical Disk – 21MB
  • 3 ½”, 5 ¼”, 12″ and 14″ M.O., WORM, and Optical Disk Cartridge – various including IBM, Plasmon, Sony, H-P, and Panasonic
  • 12″ Optical Disk Cartridge – Philips LMS/Plasmon LMS 4000, 6000, 8000
  • 5 ¼” Bernoulli Disk – 44, 90, 105, 150 and 230 MB Iomega JAZ Disk – 1GB and 2GB
  • Iomega PocketZip (Clik!) Disk – 40MB
  • Iomega ZIP Disk – 100MB, 250MB & 750MB
  • Syquest Disk Cartridge – Ezflyer 135 & 230MB, SyJet 1.5GB, SparQ 1GB
  • 3 ½” Syquest Disk Cartridge – SQ310 105MB and SQ327 270MB
  • 5 ¼” Syquest Disk Cartridge – SQ400 44MB, SQ800 88MB, SQ1100 105MB and SQ2000 200M

*Where Katalyst Data Management does not have a drive available, it has associations with world class companies who can assist.

Other Media Types

  • 1″ 21 Track Reel Tape – 1250ft, 2500ft (356bpi, 712bpi) (Read Only)
  • 35mm ICI-1012 TeraByte Reel Optical Tape
  • Analog Tape – AM and FM (Read Only)
  • Documents – Paper and Velum Film
  • Drawings – Paper and Velum Film
  • Punched Cards, Microfiche/film and Paper Tape (Input Only)

For more information on the various legacy media types we support for the oil and gas industry, please contact us.

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