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Derry Bryson

About Derry Bryson

Senior Software Engineer, Highly Reliable Systems, Inc.

Seagate Announces NEW 8TB and 10TB Hard Drives

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Seagate has recently announced two new hard drives: an 8TB and 10TB.  Both are enterprise class drives and we believe that both hard drives use perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) rather than shingled magnetic recording (SMR, like Seagate’s current 8TB “Archive” drive), … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Use Backup NAS vs Generic NAS

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Pros and Cons of using a Purpose Built Backup NAS vs a Generic NAS for Backup Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are very common for adding shared storage to a small business network infrastructure. While providing an inexpensive and convenient way to … Continue reading

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Best Backup for Small Business?

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A customer asked for our latest thoughts on what is the Best Backup for Small Business. The choices include local (to USB or NAS) versus cloud backup (to the Internet), image backup verus file backup, using backup appliances (NAS) versus … Continue reading

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Incremental Backup Calculator

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Have you ever wanted a way to know how many files, on average, change on your network per day? This is crucial to estimating how large your nightly incremental backup will be. We first provided a way to do this in our blog post 6 Easy Steps to Calculate Data Changed Per Day for Backup. We wanted to provide a more automated, scripted way to estimate this calculation, so Highly Reliable Systems wrote the Incremental Backup Calculator. Continue reading

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Speed Problems with Cloud – 1000 Times Slower than Local Backup?

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Backing up data to the cloud is an awesome way to make sure data is protected without thinking about it too much.  New cloud based companies, software, and data vaulting locations appear daily.  But there can be speed problems with … Continue reading

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How to Perform a Backup Assessment

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One effective way to help small business clients is to perform a backup assessment.  Here are a few questions and technician guidelines to help you with the process. Interview the company stakeholders.  Ask the following questions What are you doing … Continue reading

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12TB Removable Backup Cartridges based on 4TB drives Pass Certification Testing

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Highly Reliable Systems announced that their RAIDFrame DAS (Direct Attached Storage) backup system will support 4TB hard drives. Unlike conventional RAID storage with removable drives, the RAIDFrame makes an entire 3 drive RAID array, along with its controller, a removable … Continue reading

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Seagate 4TB drives are on the Horizon

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The Seagate 4TB hard drive exists. The engineers have their hands on them and are working to certify them for use in our products.  We can’t ship them yet, but keep an eye out here.  We’ll make an announcement when … Continue reading

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