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

    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

    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 ...
    US Cyber Command & Microsoft launch attack on TrickBot Malware

    US Cyber Command & Microsoft launch attack on TrickBot Malware

    With one of the biggest, most impactful elections in United States history just hours away, there is growing concern over voter fraud, rigged election results, and involvement from third parties influencing the results. Sadly, one of these has become reality as the Trickbot malware botnet was caught. Recently, an alliance of major tech companies organized ...
    NCSAM WEEK 4 ; The Future of Internet Connected Devices

    NCSAM WEEK 4 ; The Future of Internet Connected Devices

    A decade ago, the average household would not be able to answer their front door from miles away via a smartphone, or order dinner by simply speaking to a small box. These things may have been customary in Hollywood spy films, but now they can be found in nearly every home across America. These internet ...
    Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

    Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

    Now more than ever, the healthcare industry is depending on internet-connected devices to improve patient care, organizational productivity, response time, and patient confidentiality. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the development of telemedicine and patient portal apps has come to the forefront in the industry. Along with digital health records and internet-connected medical devices, the healthcare ...

    NCSAM Week 2 ; Securing Devices at Home and Work

    Securing Devices at Home and Work According to a 2018 study by CNBC, there were over 70% of employees around the world working remotely at least one day per week. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have had to make full-time remote work an option just to stay in business. As full-time remote workers are ...

    Microsoft’s Project Natick: The Underwater Data Center of the Future

    When you think of underwater, deep-sea adventures, what is something that comes to mind? Colorful plants, odd looking sea creatures, and maybe even a shipwreck or two; but what about a data center? Moving forward, under-water datacenters may become the norm, and not so much an anomaly. Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to ...

    Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is observed in the United States. Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, the NCSAM aims to spread awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The National Cyber Security Alliance launched NCSAM as a ...

    Cyber Insurance in the Modern World

    Yes, you read that correctly, cyber insurance is a real thing and it does exactly what is says. No, cyber insurance can’t defend your business from a cyber-attack, but it can keep your business afloat with secure financial support should a data security incident happen. Most organizations operate their business and reach out to potential ...

    Snowflake IPO

    On September 16, 2020, history was made on the New York Stock Exchange. A software company named Snowflake (ticker: SNOW) made its IPO as the largest publicly traded software company, ever. As one of the most hotly anticipated listing in 2020, Snowflake began publicly trading at $120 per share and almost immediately jumped to $300 ...

    HPE vs Dell: The Battle of the Servers

    When looking at purchasing new servers for your organization, it can be a real dilemma deciding which to choose. With so many different brands offering so many different features, the current server industry may seem a bit saturated to some. Well this article does the hard work for you. We’ve narrowed down the list of ...

    How Selling Old IT Equipment Can Increase Your Buying Power

    How Selling Old IT Equipment Can Increase Your Buying Power Once your used IT equipment is ready to be retired, you can start turning it into a brand-new investment to help expand your business. It’s easy to think of the many benefits of buying the latest equipment to grow your IT infrastructure. However, we encourage ...

    Infographic: The Importance of Data Backup

    Why is it important to backup your data? Your organization may have a top of the line computers and equipment, but eventually they’re going to be obsolete and you don’t want lose your data. Even worse, the Internet harbors many potential threats to data. Viruses and trojans don’t just  steal data they erase it. There is also ...

    Transforming IT Assets into Capital

    How to Make your IT Assets a Resource for Capital Now more than ever, businesses are being forced to shift their priorities. Looking for anyway to survive, many organizations are searching for other sources of capital.  If you or someone you know happens to be in this situation, do not neglect the value of surplus ...

    How to Make the IT Department More Than Just a Cost Center

    According to a recent study, IT departments spent a whopping $3.8 trillion in 2019 alone.  The costs associated with IT came from a variety of projects including both equipment and software. These massive costs can be expensive for any organization looking to grow. Fortunately, the future looks bright as costs look to be trending downward ...

    Everything You Need to Know About Offsite Data Backup

    All About Offsite Data Backup and How It Works Does your business maintain and operate a high-level enterprise data center? If so, then you can’t afford not to delve into offsite data backup. However, the process of knowing exactly how to go about it can be quite confusing to some. That’s why we’re covering the ...

    Announcing the Release of LTO-9 Tape Media

    LTO tape sellers reveal the expansion of the LTO roadmap to include generations 9 and 10. A recent announcement by HP, IBM and Quantum, provided insight in the foreseeable extension of the LTO tape product roadmap. The new LTO generation 9 and LTO generation 10 will be a welcome surprise to data hoarder alike. According ...

    ASCDI Podcast

    Meet DTC Computer Supplies A Company Dedicated to the Secondary Market New to the AscdiNatd, DTC Computer Supplies is a family owned company specializing in buying and selling IT equipment that offers a deep bench of experience in the industry, and especially in data storage products. In this podcast, Norm Hutton, Wholesale Purchasing and Sales ...

    4 Data Storage Trends to Watch for in 2020

    Cloud, flash memory and SaaS led data storage market in 2019. We look ahead at how these and others will play out in 2020. Over the past year we saw new storage purchasing methods, different shapes for cloud storage, and even faster flash. From the looks of it, we can expect those trends to develop ...
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