Hardware Requirements (updated 07/06/2017)


The following minimum hardware configuration is required to operate the R2W Axis software functions. Please note we don't support mobile solutions such as tablets and hand held devices. Lap tops are OK provided they meet our minimum requirements.

  • Windows XP Service pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10;
  • Compatibable with Mac running software such as Parallels;
  • 3 GB of RAM (min for PC) or 1 GB of RAM allocated to Windows (min for Mac);
  • 1 GB of Hard Disk storage plus multiples of 1 GB for each backup (minimum of 15 GB in total allows for 14 days of back ups);
  • 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution; and
  • DPI Settings - Default preferred. Other DPI settings are supported.
 Divider-3x106 Our test machine for minimum requirements is a 7yo Dual Core AMD Athelon CPU running at 2.1ghz with 3.5gig RAM and a 500 gig WD Black Caviar hard disk drive. Operating sys. is Windows XP.


Our strong recommendation however is that your PC / Laptop or Mac should be more like the following specifications:
  • CPU Intel i7 (7th generation);
  • Windows 8.1 or 10 Professional 64bit or Mac running software such as Parallels;
  • 16 GB of RAM;
  • 256 GB M.2 Solid State Hard Drive for Windows 8/10 (Samsung 960 Pro SSDs or equivalent);
  • 1-2 TB hard disc for storage and back up (Western Digital Black Caviar or equivalent);
  • 1920 x 1080 - Screen resolution (24"inch desktop or 17"inch laptop); 
  • 2560 x 1440 - Screen resolution (27"inch desktop); and
  • DPI Settings - Default (due to the compactness of the information). 
  • A larger screen resolution should be accompanied by a correspondingly large screen size.


The best way to speed up Axis is to install a Solid State Hard drive (256GB) and run Axis from it. It is very economical and the difference is staggering. One client's experience is that after only installing a SSD his downloads went from 1.5 min to around 33 seconds. Others report similar improvements.
Standard SATA 6 SSDs' are well priced, however for extra speed boost look at M.2. format especially in the Samsung 960 Pro range!
Consider running 2 SSD drives. One for windows and all programs and another (small one) for Axis. This will free up any potential traffic jams for the data when windows are performing intense data transfers and Axis is required as well. Also it provides extra security over drive failing by having backups on one drive and Axis on another.

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