NetSwap 200 Illustrated


The NetSwap 200 Difference from other NAS products.   NetSwap 200 is our most widely sold NAS product. Yet, with so many other NAS platforms to choose from, it’s hard to quickly understand the NetSwap 200 difference and possibilities. The NetSwap line offers the best of Cloud and removable drive technologies.  We offer this graphic to help illustrate…

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Got Data Clog Problems?

Solve it with HR’s SpeedSeed(tm). A “Data Clog” can occur when one NAS device is replicating data to a cloud service or another NAS device through the internet, and it is interrupted. This can occur because of flakey internet connections, bandwidth issues, power failures, user error, etc. Often this results in a bulge of growing…

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10 Reasons why Removable Drives are Better for BackUp than Cloud or Conventional NAS/BDRs

Removable drives are better than cloud services and conventional NAS/BDRs for Data BackUp because: 1. They are invulnerable to remote or virus attacks (when removed). It’s simple, it can’t be manipulated, deleted, or otherwise hacked  if it’s powered off or sitting unattached somewhere.  And removable drives can provide archive depth that not only dates back…

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NAS System Speeds vs DAS Backup Performance


As more data moves across the Internet to it’s home in the cloud, many are still retaining primary and backup data within physical reach on their servers and backup appliances. This makes good business sense, considering that when disaster strikes the speed of transfer from cloud storage could take days compared to hours for a backup appliance such as our NetSwap NC350 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. There are two scenarios administrators must plan for: backup and disaster recovery, commonly referred to as BDR.

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Comparing iSCSI and Windows Network Shares

You can’t tell by looking at the physical connection whether a machine is using iSCSI or a Windows share. Both iSCSI connections and shared Windows hard drives use an Ethernet connection to attach storage. Since they use the same physical connection and network cable, it can be confusing to understand the difference. It used to be that an appliance that “shared” it’s drive was called a NAS (Network Attached Storage), and one that used iSCSI was called a SAN (Storage Area Network). This was because iSCSI was setup by installing a second network card in the server, and a dedicated link or Ethernet network was used for just storage traffic (hence the term storage area network versus local area network). Nowadays it’s not uncommon for even low end NAS devices to support the iSCSI software protocol, so the line can be somewhat blurry.

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