BigMIND’ Bring Your Own Harddisk (BYOHD) technology, allows you to bypass the internet by shipping your data directly to our data centers. All you need to do is unplug your disk and mail it, we’ll do the rest. Need to recover your data? Contact us and we will ship your data back to you.
BYOHD service is currently supported in US/EU regions, all data will be analyzed securely and on the fly. This service supports unlimited number of drives and can be used at anytime; not just as an initial seed.
*Do you have 10TB+? Consider using Import/Export via Snowball
Option to ship the disk to US or Europe Servers and once the processing completes, we will ship your disk back with no extra charge.
Use it anytime: This service can be used at anytime during backup, it can be an initial seed or anytime your data accumulates.
Easy to use: Just copy all your contents to the drive using simple Windows Copy/Paste
Preserve folder structure: Your contents will be stored with the same folder structure that you have sent in.
Supports Desktops/Laptops/Netbooks and Servers
Choose the storage type your data will be stored on; Instant Storage or Cold Storage
Supports USB2.0, USB3.0, eSata, Firewire
How does it work?
1- Contact our sales team to get a shipping label for your drive
2- Use an empty drive, connect it to your computer
HOW CAN I SPECIFY WHAT SERVER LOCATION I WOULD LIKE TO SHIP TO?
Contact sales and they will ask you what Server location you would like to ship to and provide you with the corresponding address.
AFTER THE PROCESS COMPLETES, WILL YOU RETURN THE DISK?
Yes, once your files are processed we will return the disk to your return address with no extra charge. Your disk will be wiped before sending it back.
HOW CAN I SPECIFY WHAT FILES TO GO TO INSTANT STORAGE, AND WHAT FILES TO GO TO COLD?
Please contact sales for assistance
WHAT ARE THE HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS?
Power for External Devices (US)
US wall socket plug*
Max Power Consumption 2,000Watts
Bus powered USB devices
Power for External Devices (EU-Ireland)
UK/Ireland Plugs: BS1363*
Continental Europe Plugs: Schuko (CEE7)*
Kettle Lead Plugs: IEC 320/C14*
230Volts @ 50Hertz
Max Power Consumption 2,000 Watts
Bus powered USB devices
USB 2.0 and 3.0(including USB flash drives)
2.5 inch and 3.5 inch internal SATA hard drives
The maximum device size is 14 inches/35 centimeters high by 19 inches/48 centimeters wide by 36 inches/91 centimeters deep (8Us in a standard 19 inch/48 centimeter rack).
The maximum device weight is 50 pounds/22.5 kg
Up to 16TB
Device has to be compatible with Red Hat Linux
Do I need to include my USB/eSATA cable, power cable, and power supply?
Yes, for non internal SATA hard drives, your package must include your connector cables, power cables and power supply. If any of these are missing, we will return your package unprocessed. For internal SATA hard drives, no cables are necessary.
WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER USING THIS SERVICE?
It depends on your Internet connection speed and the amount of data you wish to backup. Basically if you have more than 2TB, shipping will save time and Internet bandwidth.