4TB Hard Drives Now Shipping

Although 4TB hard drives have been around for several months in external enclosures, Hitachi and Seagate recently made internal drives available to us.  We have tested these drives and certified certain models for use in High-Rely products.  We’re rolling them out first in the RAIDFrame product line and making special pricing available to our partners.…

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Advantages of Removable Drive vs Tape

Screen Grab 3-2012 Many people comment they are surprised to find us still talking about tape because it’s been so long since they’ve seen it used.  It’s still used.  Extensively.  We think it’s because lot’s of IT pros are still skeptical that removable drives have a legitimate place in backup so they keep doing it…

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Using Removable Drives for Softwareless Backup

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 RAID drivers or controllers on the host because the board is integrated into the external…

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Removable Drives or Cloud?

Removable drives or cloud for backup? We’d really recommend both!  One of the promises of cloud based applications is 99.xxxx uptime.  With the possible exception of salesforce.com and outsourced e-mail, no cloud application is more popular than backup.  But the appeal of having mission critical data automatically protected by sending it to a big data…

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