After a year of testing and development, we are excited to be launching two new add on services.
Our new services are:
- Seed Loading
- Restore Via Mail
Seed Loading is a game-changer for Magnus Box as many of our partners have requested this feature. The concept of seed loading will allow you to load your client’s data onto an external hard drive and ship the data to us through the mail.
How Seed Loading will work:
- A Partner will complete a form on our website requesting the service.
- We will send out an invoice for the service. This invoice will include a one time charge and a deposit that we hold for the drive.
- Once the partner has paid, we will mail out an encrypted hard drive.
- The partner will receive the encrypted drive and load the client’s data onto it.
- The partner will then mail the drive back to us.
- Our team will begin uploading the data to our storage servers.
- We will refund the partner’s deposit for the hard drive.
- The hard drive will then be erased using a standalone USB erasing device, which is set to the DoD 5220.22-M 3-pass wipe standard.
Restore Via Mail
Restore Via Mail will allow a partner to request their client’s data be sent to them on an encrypted hard drive.
How Restore Via Mail will work:
- A partner will complete a form on our website requesting the service.
- We will send out a one time invoice for the service. This invoice will include a one time charge and a deposit that we hold for the drive.
- Once the partner has paid, we will use the credential from the form to download their client’s data to an external hard drive.
- We will mail the encrypted hard drive to the partner.
- The partner receives the hard drive and accesses the data from it.
- The partner then has 30 days to return the drive and receive a refund on the hard drive deposit, or they can choose to keep the drive.
These are the one-time costs that we are currently looking at charging for these services:
- Service fee: $30-$50 (Includes the shipping cost to the partner. Partner will be responsible for the return cost.)
- Deposit: $120 (Covers the cost of the hard drive and is returned once the service has been completed.)
As mentioned above, the hard drive that we ship out will be encrypted, and the encryption password will be provided to the partner. The data is already encrypted at rest by the Magnus Box software.
Data Limit and Speed
Our office currently has a 100/100 fiber connection, and the Seed Loading / Restore Via Mail service may take time to upload and restore depending on the amount of data that is being requested. Due to these limits, we are currently capping both services at 2 TB during our initial launch phase. With that being said, please reach out to us if you have more than 2 TB of data for either of these services.
We plan on launching this service within the next few days. We are just working on the final pieces and putting together our forms & KB articles.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.