NTI's Exclusive Factory Restore Drives (FRD)
is the founder of the FRD Drive Recovery System. This technology is only found at NTI and it comes
FREE with all of our QuadStation Systems.
What is an FRD Drive?
QuadStation comes standard with a very unique second redundant hard drive in the
system called an FRD drive (Factory Restore Drive).
This is a second completely bootable hard drive, so in the event of a
hard drive or software issue simply
connect the included
FRD drive (with our free assistance if needed) and your
system will be restored back to factory state in minutes!
During production, after all quality control inspections have passed and
just before the system is prepared for packing, the hard drive is removed
and 'cloned' to a second drive identical hard drive (FRD). It is mounting
inside the system but not
connected, to keep it pristine. Think of it like a safety net or redundancy in the event that
something goes wrong.
Why include a second hard drive?
QuadStation systems are designed with our customer in mind on every
level, this is why we include the secondary drive. As with any computer
system, when something goes wrong, 99% of the time it is software
related (an application, the Windows OS, a virus etc), not the hard drive
itself. When that happens it may be faster simply to switch over to the FRD
drive rather than spending hours troubleshooting software issues.
Although very rare it is possible that a hard drive can fail,
but the FRD drive has you covered there as well.
Maximum System Uptime
NTI understands that downtime, particularly for traders is not an option.
With this FRD drive you are back up and running with your system as it came from the
factory in less than 10 minutes. No need to reload the operating
system, component drivers etc, we have already done that for
you saving you hours of time. Just reinstall your trading or other software
and you are back to work.
What do you do with the original infected hard drive after you
change to the FRD? Very simple, just ship that drive back to us and we will
re-clone the original drive back to 'factory state' just as you bought the
QuadStation system from us originally. This will then become your NEW FRD
drive so you are never left without a backup plan. We offer this as a FREE
service to all of our QuadStation customers.
What is the difference between an FRD
drive and RAID?
Since 99% of computer system failures are software
related, a RAID array would not help you in the event of any software
corruption (a virus for example) as it would COPY the problem to the second drive. RAID only
protects against a hard drive failure which is rare, but an FRD protects against
hard drive OR software failure so you are covered no matter what. A very valuable feature
that we offer, preventing
system down time.
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