Friday, September 10, 2010

Some Free Accounts are in Maintenance

Dear ADrive Users,

Some Free Accounts are in Maintenance Mode as of 17:30 Pacific Friday September 10, 2010. Those affected users will not be able to log in for several hours while we perform hardware maintenance on a particluar Free User Storage System (one of the many).

Please note that all Paid Users (Signature, Premium, Enterprise) are online and are not affected by this maintenance.

For those curious minds, we use separate storage system technology for Free and Paid User accounts.

Free Users are stored on low-cost (cheap) custom in-house built open source storage systems. We use RAID-6 protection, but aside from that, there is no backup, no clustering, no off-site mirroring. If a motherboard kicks the bucket, or a backplane goes, your data is going offline until we fix it.

On the other hand, all of our Paid Users (Signature, Premium, Enterprise) are stored on enterprise-class clustered storage systems with RAID, snapshot and off-site geographic mirroring (out of state to a separate datacenter). We have redundancies at every layer of the storage system to keep your data online.

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for!

Thank you!
ADrive Team