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Tom Hoops

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CTO/VP Engineering, Highly Reliable Systems, Inc.

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  Data Loss Scenarios and their Recovery Solutions.   TL;DR? Just call Sales Team 6 at 775-329-5139 ūüôā   A quick review of the most likely scenarios where you will experience data loss, corruption or theft and some solutions to … Continue reading

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Amazing 30TB Hot-Pluggable RAIDPac Exposed

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Here’s a quick breakdown of our popular 30TB Hot-Pluggable RAIDPac The largest of our High-Removable Drives is the RAIDPac. Facts: It can currently store up to 30TB of RAW data utilizing three 3.5″ 10TB SATA hard drives.   Although it … Continue reading

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Backup Protection from Cryptolocker

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How do you provide backup protection from Cryptolocker? This virus has the potential to not only lock you out of your server files, but potentially encrypt files located at¬†network shares as well.¬† Which means it could have devastating impact on … Continue reading

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Best Backup Solution for a Small Business?

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An IT provider asked us:¬† “We’re working on further standardizing our backup for clients and had a couple questions.¬† We want the best backup solution for a small business. Are we better off for smaller 1-10 client (or even larger) … Continue reading

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Largest hard drive – Removable 18TB RAIDPac

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We have finished our review of the 6TB Seagate hard drives with 340,000 tracks and determined them to be compatible with both High-Rely Classic and RAIDPac media. This means High-Rely classic trays can now hold up to 6TB max. ¬†Plus,¬†the … Continue reading

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Hardware Encryption on a Backup NAS Device

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Highly Reliable Systems now offers¬†hardware encryption on select¬†backup NAS devices. High-Rely¬†supports AES encryption on many of our highly-removable drive backup appliances, allowing media to be safely transported. This article will discuss the encryption feature as supported on certain¬†Netswap Plus¬†and RAIDFrame … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Failures of Desktop vs Enterprise

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Are desktop class hard drive failures vs enterprise class hard drive failures as expected with the desktop drives being higher? Based on our own subjective and objective experience in the drive industry, we have long suspected that desktop hard drives … Continue reading

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Largest Hard Drive 20TB?

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Could we see the largest hard drive be 20TB¬† by 2020?¬† Right now, we have the RAIDPac, which can be 8TB when set in RAID5 mode and 12TB in RAID0 mode, but of course we’re cheating a bit when we … Continue reading

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How to Seed Your Initial Cloud Backup

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If you’re an IT professional, you’ve realized that cloud backup is a great way to get data offsite.¬† But you’ve probably also realized that it can take weeks or months to get large data sets “seeded” to the cloud.¬† The … Continue reading

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Largest Hard Drive to use Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording for 6.4TB

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Could 6.4TB become the largest hard drive in the near future? A few months ago we reported that Western Digital was working on a large format hard drive that would be filled with helium to reduce drag and friction. ¬†We … Continue reading

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Karl Palachuk PodCast from SMBNation 2012 in Las Vegas Oct 12

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We just got back (October 12-14) from SMBNation 2012, where we introduced the new RAIDFrame Plus¬†to great reseller interest. ¬†The RAIDFrame Plus is a¬†NAS with 4 Individual removable RAIDPacs. While we were there,¬†Karl W. Palachuk of smallbizthoughts.com came by and … Continue reading

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Removable Disk Backup for the other 60% of businesses

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Sage software, a leading provider of business management software recently determined that 60% of small businesses don’t “offsite” their data. ¬†The study, discussed here¬†says that¬†while nearly all U.S. small businesses back up critical financial data, 6 in 10 don’t get … Continue reading

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Using Removable Drives for Softwareless Backup

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Highly Reliable¬†System’s 2 bay High-Rely, RAIDFrame, MPac,¬†and FirstRAID¬†removable drives allow users unique backup¬†possibilities. ¬†This paper discusses softwareless and automatically redundant backup strategies. The 2 bay High-Rely, RaidFrame, and FirstRAID all have Automatic Mirror Technology (AMT). ¬†AMT devices don’t require special … Continue reading

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Proper Drive Swapping can increase hard drive life!

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Hard drives are most vulnerable to physical damage when they are powered on and spinning.¬† To help avoid experiencing a premature hard drive failure in your backup media, please use the following procedures when you’re swapping your media: If using … Continue reading

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The Reliability of using Removable Drives and Mirroring.

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Customer Question: ¬†We plan to use the 2 Bay Premier as a target for a continuous backup (either Appasure or ShadowProtect) as described in your recent blog post on mirroring removable drives.¬† Basically, the backup job would continuously run (every … Continue reading

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Highly Reliable Systems launches new website!

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January 23, 2012, Highly Reliable Systems launched it’s new website.¬† Our more visual, updated look is easier to navigate and presents our products better.¬† We hope our new site helps you find the removable backup solution you’re seeking. ¬†From the … Continue reading

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