What We Do

Serving IT Departments & Saving Budgets Since 1965

We specialize in removable media storage and any associated backup hardware.

Tape Media Sales

DTC Computer Supplies is an industry leader supplying new and re-certified backup tapes to data centers. We also provide an array of tape library services including audits, data eradication and media destruction to full logistical support for secure data center relocation.

Secure Data Destruction / Compliance

DTC Computer Supplies provides on-site or off-site data destruction, erasure, and migration services. Our data center services will help you comply with your security requirements, environmental policy, or simply dispose of surplus or decommissioned hardware.

Onsite Recycling / Shredding Services

Our onsite shredding service is the most secure and cost effective way to dispose of all types of end-of-life hard drives and media tapes. The hard drive shredding services is great for business’ with large data centers, or a stockpile of old hard drives and media tapes because it is a fast and efficient process.

ITAD / Equipment Buyback

End of life doesn’t have to mean end of value. DTC’s IT asset disposition (ITAD) trade-in and buyback programs ensure our customers don’t have to bear the burden of old equipment.

Data Center Hardware Removal

Relocation, expansion & data center upgrades usually include the systematic disposal of retired IT assets. DTC provides a complete asset removal & recycling service.

Tape Media Buyback

We buy new and used data tape media cartridges most brands and formats. Best value offered with the highest standards of data erasure in the industry.

DTC Hardware Maintenance Services

We are dedicated to providing you and your company with the best in computer maintenance services. At DTC Computer Supplies, we offer regular maintenance on your technology so it will remain running at its optimum performance so you can focus on revenue-generating activities.

Refurbished Equipment Sales

DTC Computer Supplies knows there are times you need to supplement or add equipment  to extend the life of your current infrastructure or just replace lost or broken hardware. That is why we offer genuine refurbished equipment, cleaned, tested and delivered to make sure it meets our customers’ expectations.

Recent Posts

Common Barriers to eWaste Recycling

Common Barriers to eWaste Recycling

There are several challenges and barriers to recyclable waste as emerging economies increase consumerism, resulting in more discarded e-waste. The development of recycling infrastructure is challenged by the need for significant investments, regulatory intrusions, and logistical challenges. Hear more about these barriers and potential solutions in this blog article What is e-waste recycling? E-waste recycling ...
Do You Need a License to Recycle eWaste?

Do You Need a License to Recycle eWaste?

If you’re thinking about recycling some of your older electronics, then you might be wondering if a license is required for the process. If a license is needed, how come? The answer is not quite as cut and dry; in fact, regulations around the e-waste market vary greatly depending on where you live and what ...
HOW TO GET THE BEST PRICES FOR YOUR E-WASTE

HOW TO GET THE BEST PRICES FOR YOUR E-WASTE

As electronic devices continue to become smaller and more prevalent in our lives, the amount of e-waste we generate is only continuing to rise. Have you ever wondered about how to get the best prices for your e-waste? A blog article breaks it down for you! What is e-waste? E-waste refers to any electronic or ...
E-waste Provider Checklist

E-waste Provider Checklist

The e-waste industry is booming, and by 2020 it will have produced 92 million metric tons of e-waste. You may be asking yourself “How can I manage this amount of trash?” The answer? E-waste Management Services! But before you hire an e-waste management company, make sure they are properly licensed, bonded, and insured to salvage ...
Where should you dispose of e-waste?

Where should you dispose of e-waste?

Electronic Waste, or E-Waste, has continued to soar in its abundance across the world. It has been known for destroying the environment and increasing its consumption of natural resources leading to its depletion of it. The way ahead is through Efficient Disposal Procedures which entail thoughtful recycling along with various set guidelines. The process entails ...
What is Informal eWaste Recycling?

What is Informal eWaste Recycling?

Informal e-waste recycling is a type of recycling that happens when people decide to “get rid of” their old electronics like TVs, computers, and phones. The article explains the dangers of this process and why it’s important to recycle these items properly in a second-hand store or through a government-run organization. What is informal e-waste ...
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Recycling eWaste

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Recycling eWaste

Recycling electronics is a great way to help the environment, but sometimes it can be difficult. Follow these tips and avoid making these common mistakes when recycling your e-waste. What is recycled e-waste? E-waste can be anything from laptops and cell phones to microwaves and televisions. It’s made up of printed circuit boards (PCBs), batteries, ...
THE COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF CLOUD SECURITY BEST PRACTICES

THE COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF CLOUD SECURITY BEST PRACTICES

Cloud computing has become a popular choice for organizations of all sizes and industries, with many benefits to offer. But not all the risks are immediately visible, and it can take some time to discover that they’ve been compromised. In this blog post, you will find best practices for ensuring cloud security so that your ...
How Much Does a Used Server Rack Cost?

How Much Does a Used Server Rack Cost?

You might have been looking for a used server rack to purchase, but you may not know how much does a used server rack cost. The price for used server racks will depend largely on the size of your business and what you need them for. In this blog post, we’ll give you the rundown ...
How to Find a Free E-Waste Recycling Center Near You

How to Find a Free E-Waste Recycling Center Near You

What is e-waste? E-waste is the waste generated by electronic products. It includes old electronics, broken screens, circuit boards, batteries, and old computers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that e-waste is the fastest-growing component of municipal waste, with over 20 million tons of e-waste generated annually. E-waste is one of the fastest-growing types ...
DO I NEED TO KEEP STORAGE FOR MY HOME SECURITY SYSTEM?

DO I NEED TO KEEP STORAGE FOR MY HOME SECURITY SYSTEM?

What is a Security System? A security system is a group of devices, including a window, door, and environmental sensors. It is connected to a central keypad or hub (usually your phone). The purpose of these systems is to protect your home from intruders. Most systems require you to keep storage for the equipment, which ...
Amazon Launches 3 AWS Outposts

Amazon Launches 3 AWS Outposts

What is the Amazon Outpost device? Outpost is a physical device that you install in your office. It is a computer that runs the same software as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows you to access all of the same services and features. This makes it easy for companies to move their applications and data ...
How to Sell Used Servers

How to Sell Used Servers

Why sell your server systems and other equipment? When a company decides to upgrade its server system, it may decide to sell the old equipment or donate it. The decision of what to do with old equipment is often made based on several factors including cost and time constraints. Companies that have any type of ...
What Does it Take for Quantum Computing to go Mainstream?

What Does it Take for Quantum Computing to go Mainstream?

What will quantum computers do? Quantum computers are capable of solving problems that would be impossible for a traditional computer to solve with conventional algorithms. This is because of fact that quantum systems have properties such as superposition and entanglement, which allow them to store an unlimited number of bits and perform computations quickly. It ...
Technology Trends to Watch For in 2022

Technology Trends to Watch For in 2022

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and it is important for people who are interested in staying ahead of the game to keep their eye on what moving forward might have in store. Cryptocurrency The cryptocurrency market is expected to maintain its position in the realm of technology trends with digital currency being a dominant ...
BEST FREE AND PAID CLOUD STORAGE PROVIDERS IN 2022

BEST FREE AND PAID CLOUD STORAGE PROVIDERS IN 2022

Cloud storage and its benefits. Cloud storage is like a virtual data center that is not operated by the company using it, instead, the cloud service provider provides the facilities of the data center from far away. In cloud storage, the user’s data is copied multiple times and stored in several data centers so that ...
HOW IS BLOCKCHAIN DISRUPTING THE CLOUD STORAGE INDUSTRY?

HOW IS BLOCKCHAIN DISRUPTING THE CLOUD STORAGE INDUSTRY?

What is blockchain and why people are using it? It is a distributed database shared through nodes of a computer network. Blockchain helps to store the information electronically in a digital format. Blockchain is known for being used in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin. It helps in creating a secure and decentralized record of transactions. ...
A LOOK INTO FACEBOOK’S 2022 $34B IT SPENDING SPREE

A LOOK INTO FACEBOOK’S 2022 $34B IT SPENDING SPREE

FACEBOOK’S 2022 $34BN SPENDINGSPREE WILL INCLUDE SERVERS, AI, AND DATA CENTERS First, Facebook changed to Metaverse and now it is expected to spend $34Bn in 2022. Facebook recently changed to Metaverse and more. It is all over the news that the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp is nowknown as Meta. The name was ...
FACEBOOK AND THE METAVERSE: HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE FUTURE OF IT?

FACEBOOK AND THE METAVERSE: HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE FUTURE OF IT?

What is Meta-verse? Metaverse started to become popular when Neal Stephenson used the term “metaverse” in his 1992 novel Snow Crash. It was mentioned to refer to a 3D virtual world inhabited by avatars of real people. Many science fiction media picked up the metaverse-like systems concept from Snow Crash. Still today, Stephenson’s book has ...
Windows 11 is Coming Soon. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Windows 11 is Coming Soon. Here’s What You Need to Know.

After six years, Microsoft has decided to launch Windows 11 software on the 5th of October, 2021. Every computer is compatible with Windows operating system. Every upgrade of windows helps the user to get their work done more efficiently. They give a smooth user interface experience.  Windows was what brought us more close to the ...
533 Million Facebook Users Data Breached

533 Million Facebook Users Data Breached

Facebook is by far the largest and most popular social media platform used today. With 2.8 billion users and .84 billion daily active users, it controls nearly 59% of the social media market. With that many users, one can only imagine the amount of data produced and collected by Facebook every second. A majority of ...
HPE and NASA Launch SBC-2 into Orbit

HPE and NASA Launch SBC-2 into Orbit

To infinity and beyond! That’s where Microsoft and HPE are planning on taking Azure cloud computing as it heads to the International Space Station (ISS).  On February 20, HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), launched to the ISS onboard Northrop Grumman’s robotic Cygnus cargo ship. The mission will bring edge computing, artificial intelligence capabilities, and a cloud connection to ...
NHL Partners with AWS (Amazon) for Cloud Infrastructure

NHL Partners with AWS (Amazon) for Cloud Infrastructure

NHL Powered by AWS “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” This was ABC sportscaster Al Michaels’ quote “heard ’round the world” after the U.S. National Team beat the Soviet National Team at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games to advance to the medal round. One of the greatest sports moments ever that lives in infamy among ...
Open Source Software

Open Source Software

Open-source Software (OSS) Open-source software often referred to as (OSS), is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license. The copyright holder of the software grants users the rights to use, study, change and distribute the software as they choose. Originating from the context of software development, the term open-source describes something people can modify and share because its design ...
Malvertising Simply Explained

Malvertising Simply Explained

What is Malvertising? Malvertising (a combination of the two words “malicious and advertising”) is a type of cyber tactic that attempts to spread malware through online advertisements. This malicious attack typically involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and websites. The code then redirects users to malicious websites, allowing hackers to target the users. In the past, ...
TOP 5 VPN’S OF 2021

TOP 5 VPN’S OF 2021

In today’s working environment, no one knows when remote work will be going away, if at all.  This makes remote VPN access all the more important for protecting your privacy and security online. As the landscape for commercial VPNs continues to grow, it can be a daunting task to sort through the options to find the ...
How To Set Up A Zero-Trust Network

How To Set Up A Zero-Trust Network

How to set up a zero-trust network In the past, IT and cybersecurity professionals tackled their work with a strong focus on the network perimeter. It was assumed that everything within the network was trusted, while everything outside the network was a possible threat. Unfortunately, this bold method has not survived the test of time, ...
Top 10 ITAD Tips of 2021

Top 10 ITAD Tips of 2021

From a business perspective, one of the biggest takeaways from last year is how companies were forced to become flexible and adapt with the Covid-19 pandemic. From migrating to remote work for the foreseeable future, to more strictly managing budgets and cutting back. Some more experienced organizations took steps to update their information technology asset ...
SolarWinds Orion: The Biggest Hack of the Year

SolarWinds Orion: The Biggest Hack of the Year

Federal agencies faced one of their worst nightmares this past week when they were informed of a massive compromise by foreign hackers within their network management software. An emergency directive from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) instructed all agencies using SolarWinds products to review their networks and disconnect or power down the company’s Orion software.  Orion has been used by the government for ...
5 Cyber Security Trends from 2020 and What We Can Look Forward to Next Year

5 Cyber Security Trends from 2020 and What We Can Look Forward to Next Year

Today’s cybersecurity landscape is changing a faster rate than we’ve ever experienced before. Hackers are inventing new ways to attack businesses and cybersecurity experts are relentlessly trying to find new ways to protect them. Cost businesses approximately $45 billion, cyber-attacks can be disastrous for businesses, causing adverse financial and non-financial effects. Cyber-attacks can also result in ...
4G on the Moon – NASA awards Nokia $14 Million

4G on the Moon – NASA awards Nokia $14 Million

Cellular Service That’s Out of This World As soon as 2024, we may be seeing humans revisit the moon. Except this time, we should be able to communicate with them in real time from a cellular device. Down here on Earth, the competition between telecom providers is as intense as ever. However, Nokia may have ...
Introducing the Apple M1 Chip

Introducing the Apple M1 Chip

Over 35 years ago in 1984, Apple transformed personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh personal computer. Today, Apple is a world leader in innovation with phones, tablets, computers, watches and even TV. Now it seems Apple has dived headfirst into another technological innovation that may change computing as we know it. Introducing the ...
The Best Way to Prepare for a Data Center Take Out and Decommissioning

The Best Way to Prepare for a Data Center Take Out and Decommissioning

Whether your organization plans on relocating, upgrading, or migrating to cloud, data center take outs and decommissioning is no easy feat. There are countless ways that something could go wrong if attempting such a daunting task on your own. Partnering with an IT equipment specialist that knows the ins and outs of data center infrastructure ...
Apple’s Bug Bounty Program : Hacker’s Getting Paid

Apple’s Bug Bounty Program : Hacker’s Getting Paid

How does one of the largest and most innovative companies in history prevent cyber attacks and data hacks? They hire hackers to hack them. That’s right, Apple pays up to $1 million to friendly hackers who can find and report vulnerabilities within their operating systems. Recently, Apple announced that it will open its Bug Bounty ...

LTO Consortium – Roadmap to the Future

LTO – From Past to Present  Linear Tape-Open or more commonly referred to as LTO, is a magnetic tape data storage solution first created in the late 1990s as an open standards substitute to the proprietary magnetic tape formats that were available at the time.  It didn’t take long for LTO tape to rule the super tape market and become the best-selling ...

The Role of Cryptocurrencies in the Age of Ransomware

Now more than ever, there has become an obvious connection between the rising ransomware era and the cryptocurrency boom. Believe it or not, cryptocurrency and ransomware have an extensive history with one another. They are so closely linked, that many have attributed the rise of cryptocurrency with a corresponding rise in ransomware attacks across the globe. There ...

TapeChat with Pat

At DTC, we value great relationships. Luckily for us, we have some of the best industry contacts out there when it comes to tape media storage & backup. Patrick Mayock, a Partner Development Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is one of those individuals. Pat has been with HPE for the last 7 years and ...

DTC – A True Partnership

For Over Half of a Century We’ve Been Committed to Serving IT Departments and Saving IT Budgets  Our Story In 1965, we opened our doors for business with the idea to transform the IT equipment industry through technology, transparency, standards, and processes. We planted our roots as a round reel tape company in Downey, CA. As a ...
The TikTok Controversy: How Much Does Big Tech Care About Your Data and its Privacy?

The TikTok Controversy: How Much Does Big Tech Care About Your Data and its Privacy?

If you have a teenager in your house, you’ve probably encountered them making weird dance videos in front of their phone’s camera. Welcome to the TikTok movement that’s taking over our nation’s youth. TikTok is a popular social media video sharing app that continues to make headlines due to cybersecurity concerns. Recently, the U.S. military banned its ...

DTC Printer Services to the Rescue

At DTC Computer Supplies, we recognize the importance of quick and thorough office equipment repairs for your business. Downtime costs you productivity and money, so we strive to fix it right in a timely manner. We have a team of expert field engineers waiting to help you! Our engineers can usually diagnose your issue over ...

3-2-1 Backup Rule

What is the 3-2-1 Backup Rule?   The 3-2-1 backup rule is a concept made famous by photographer Peter Krogh. He basically said there are two types of people: those who have already had a storage failure and those who will have one in the future. Its inevitable. The 3-2-1 backup rule helps to answer two ...

Apple iPad Mini GIVEAWAY !!!

It’s Giveaway time! DTC Computer Supplies is giving away a brand new Apple iPad Mini to one of our lucky followers. It’s easy to enter for your chance to win. All you have to do to qualify is: Like / Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Re-Post the ad onto your social media ...
3 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Data Storage

3 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Data Storage

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a farm boy on a desert planet joined an uprising while saving a princess from a dark lord. Just like that, one of the most popular cinematic stories of all time was created. What began with one film in 1977 rapidly developed into one of ...

Industries We Serve

DTC serves a wide range of industries from healthcare, finance, education, and even small business. In today’s rapidly evolving and data focused world, every trade has a need to keep its data safe and its systems running.  Our pledge since day one has been to keep your data safe, no matter what industry you’re in.  ...

What is I.T.A.D. ?

What is ITAD? You may have heard some fancy term ITAD or SITAD being thrown around the IT world as of late. What is ITAD exactly? We’ll keep simple, ITAD is an acronym for Information Technology Asset Disposition. Some also refer to it as SITAD (Secure Information Technology Asset Disposition). In a nutshell, IT Asset ...

LTO-9 Tape Technology (Pre-Purchase Program)

LTO-9 Tape Technology (Pre-Purchase Program) Our LTO-9 Pre-Purchase Program allows anyone to pre-order LTO-9 tape technology before it is available. This is the ninth generation of tape technology that delivers on the promise made by the LTO Consortium to develop LTO tape technology through at least 12 generations. In an endeavor to deliver our customers ...

14 questions to ask before upgrading your servers

Servers are almost always used with specific objectives in mind. Regardless of whether the server is installed in a small business or large enterprise, the server’s role can change over time and sometimes start fulfilling other services and responsibilities. Therefor, it’s important to reviewing a server’s resource load to help ensure the organization improves performance ...

DTC – Clients

DTC works with some of the biggest names in #business! We’re here to help. Give our sales team a call today and get your #data on the right track! P: 1-800-700-7683 #Fortune500 #Software #Sports #Food #Beverage #Hospitality #Entertainment #Healthcare #Retail #Education #Energy #Development ...

Using IT to Help First Responders Save Lives

Using IT to Help First Responders Save Lives Imagine sitting in rush hour traffic on Friday afternoon and you see an ambulance approaching in your rear-view mirror with it’s lights flashing. Surely you assume there must be an accident ahead, but what if it were a relative on their way to the hospital? The question ...

Features of LTO Technology over the Years

Linear Tape Open or better known as (LTO) Ultrium is a high-capacity, single-reel tape storage created and frequently improved by HPE, IBM and Quantum. LTO tape is a powerful yet scalable tape format that helps address the growing demands of data protection. PROVIDING GROWTH FOR GENERATIONS. Originally introduced at the turn of the new millennium, ...

Why Your Data Storage Strategy Should Include Tape

As most businesses utilize the latest in flash and cloud storage technologies to keep up with extensive data growth, tape technology continues to thrive. The decades-old storage platform has continued to be remarkably dependable throughout the multiple innovations in storage equipment. In fact, tape still offers numerous benefits when it comes to backup, archival and other ...

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