Swizzin Seedbox Review for 2021

Great for maintaining high ratios
Excellent performance and customer service
High bandwidth limits
Plex Server and GPU transcoding available
Public trackers allowed
Easy installation
Performance tuner
No 24/7 customer support
Plans can be pricey
No OpenVPN support

Swizzin Review

From $15.95 / month

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Swizzin.net: An In-Depth Seedbox Review for 2021

A lot of seedbox reviews out there focus more on the most well-known seedbox services and servers, but today we’re going to be taking a look at what might be an underdog of seedboxes: Swizzin.net.

This seedbox is a promising choice as it offers both HDD and NVMe storage-based plans and has some good-looking network specs. But in order to make sure it’s really worth buying, we’re going to take an in-depth look at its features, UI, customer support, and more.


Packages, Pricing and Server Specifications

Right off the bat, things are looking good for Swizzin.net. There are two primary categories of packages to choose from, HDD storage and NVMe storage. The packages have seven and six plans respectively, and all of their servers are located in the Netherlands.

HDD Plans:

Swizzin.net HDD Plans

HDD Alpha

  • 1.5 TB storage
  • 8 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $15.95 per month

HDD Beta

  • 2 TB storage
  • 12 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $20 per month

HDD Gamma:

  • 3 TB storage
  • 20 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $25 per month

HDD Delta

  • 4 TB storage
  • 30 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $35 per month

HDD Epsilon

  • 6 TB storage
  • 40 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $50 per month

HDD Zeta

  • 8 TB storage
  • 55 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $64 per month

HDD Omega

  • 12 TB storage
  • 80 TB upload traffic
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $90 per month

NVMe Plans:

Swizzin.net NVME Plans

NVMe Alpha

  • 500 GB storage
  • Unthrottled upload for the first 12 TB @ 20 Gbit/s
  • 500 Mbit/s throttled uploadUnlimited download traffic
  • $23 per month

NVMe Beta

  • 750 GB storage
  • Unthrottled upload for the first 15 TB @ 20 Gbit/s
  • 1 Gbit/s throttled upload
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $30 per month

NVMe Gamma

  • 1 TB storage
  • Unthrottled upload for the first 20 TB @ 20Gbit/s
  • 1 Gbit/s throttled upload
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $38 per month

NVMe Delta

  • 1.5 TB storage
  • Unthrottled upload for the first 25 TB @ 20 Gbit/s
  • 1.5 Gbit/s throttled upload
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $54 per month

NVMe Epsilon

  • 2 TB storage
  • Unthrottled upload for the first 35 TB @ 20 Gbit/s
  • 2 Gbit/s throttled upload
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $70 per month

NVMe Zeta

  • 4 TB storage
  • Unlimited and unthrottled upload @ 10Gbit/s
  • Unlimited download traffic
  • $140 per month

While these prices may be a little bit above average, it is nice to see the cheaper NVMe plans be fairly priced. Being able to get 500 GB of NVMe space at that price is quite the steal compared to other seedbox competitors.

My one gripe is that I wish Swizzin.net offered a little more storage space for both their NVMe and HDD plans. The upload and download network specs are very enticing, but the max storage capacities are a little lacking, especially for the NVMe plans. It would have been nice if Swizzin.net offered another plan for both package types that had large storage.

Otherwise, Swizzin.net definitely offers some robust plans that have enough going for them to really make this an appealing seedbox to consider.

As for network performance, Swizzin.net performs extremely well. While your mileage may vary, this seedbox is very reliable when it comes to top speeds and network uptime. One would expect the performance to be worse since these are all shared seedbox slots, but in fact, the stability and performance are really impressive.

This might have to do with the fact that the HDD plans only allow up to 6 users per disk and 7 users for the NVMe plans. Whatever the reason is, Swizzin.net is undeniably fast and dependable when it comes to downloading and uploading data.

Features

Just as their packages have a lot to offer, Swizzin.net also offers some neat features that are more than welcome when it comes to adding to the seedbox experience.

Swizzin.net Features

One of the most unique features they offer is their Swizzin Tuning Technology. This tuner acts like an automatic calibrator that will optimize your settings to improve your downloads and uploads as much as possible based on the current circumstances. Most seedboxes do not have tuners despite the fact that they can be extremely helpful, so it is great to see this implemented by Swizzin.net.

Fans of Plex or Emby will be very happy to hear that Swizzin.net also allows for GPU transcoding, which is a really great feature thanks to its ability to accelerate Plex or Emby transcodes.

Swizzin.net Public Trackers

Swizzin.net also allows for public torrent trackers in all of their plans, which is great news for anyone looking to get the most out of their seeding, uploading, and improved ratios.

Additionally, Swizzin.net has Google Drive integration, which will be of big help in transferring and syncing files you may have across multiple platforms. This is extremely useful considering that many of Swizzin.net’s plans are a little lacking when it comes to HDD or NVMe storage space.

Unfortunately, Swizzin.net is lacking a few solid features. It does not offer Root Access or SSH access of any kind in any of its plans. This is by no means a deal-breaker but may come off as a disappointment to those who were looking forward to tinkering with the server.

Moving onto the user interface and dashboard, Swizzin.net really hits a slam dunk here. The dashboard has a nice dark theme that clearly separates the menus from the stats.

Swizzin.net Dashboard

While the default view is nice and somewhat minimalistic, the options give you the freedom to add on many other screens, such as a bandwidth graph, data related to disk space, RAM usage and more. It’s a very great UI that also has the benefit of being a web-based browser so you can load it up on just about any web browser you already own.

App Support

The app support for Swizzin.net is pretty solid at the end of the day. It is by no means the best, but it is probably above average as the apps that are compatible here are all great additions when it comes to upgrading a seedbox’s convenience and performance.

Swizzin.net does indeed have a 1-click app installation feature, which will allow you to install all of these apps in no time.

Swizzin.net Supported Apps

Swizzin.net officially supports 19 applications and actually has all of them built into the service itself. You can then choose to install them at any time.

When it comes to torrent clients, Swizzin.net is compatible with rTorrent and Deluge. There is no Transmission support, but being able to use two of the three most popular torrent clients for seedboxes is still pretty good.

As for media players, Swizzin.net has support for Plex, Emby, and Jellyfin. This means that fans of GPU transcoding, Plex media servers, and the like will be able to use their favorite media players on this seedbox with no problems whatsoever.

Other popular apps that have support here include many auto-downloading apps designed to automatically track new content for you. Radarr, Sonarr, Lidarr, Bazarr and Medusa can all be used here.

Additionally, SABnzbd and nzbGet are also compatible for those who were hoping to get some Usenet action on here along with their regular torrenting. A few other apps include JAckett, Ombi and Reverse SSH Plex Tunnel.

The bad news is that Swizzin.net does not support OpenVPN or rClone, which is probably the most popular open-source file syncing app that seedbox users own. To make up for it, Swizzin.net does have support for the WireGuard VPN, but this may be a bummer for those who have already invested in a different VPN service.

Overall, Swizzin.net offers some pretty solid app support. While a couple of key players are absent, all of the supported apps are well-vetted and are guaranteed to make your seedbox downloading and uploading much more efficient.

Installation and Management

Just as Swizzin.net has a 1-click instant installation feature for its apps, it offers the same feature for the seedbox itself. This seedbox is very easy to install and can be started up by anyone, even people who have never used a seedbox before. It’s a very quick and beginner-friendly process.

As for managing the seedbox itself, that is also extremely easy here. Thanks to the great dashboard and the built-in performance tuner, keeping track of your system specs and your Torrent or Usenet downloads is very simple. Add on the fact that you can access Swizzin.net from a web browser and this makes managing your seedbox even easier.

Support and Wiki

Swizzin.net offers some pretty good customer service. While the staff is extremely helpful and reliable, they, unfortunately, do not offer 24/7 service. The only way to get in contact with them is to use their ticket system via email or access their official Discord channel.

Luckily, the staff does not take too long to respond via the ticket emails and you can expect to get a response back in under 24 hours. Feel free to try them out on Discord if you have a more urgent inquiry.

Swizzin.net Wiki Page

As for their wiki page, it is very impressive thanks to a robust list of different sections. The three categories are Getting Started, Applications and Guides.

Each one has in-depth information pertaining to dozens of different subjects and issues like how to access server statistics on your dashboard, various commands related to all supported apps, and they even go as far as to teach you how to install and configure unofficially supported apps like JDownloader and Flexget.

While the customer service is pretty good, their wiki/FAQ doc page is very helpful and should fill the gaps. I highly recommend you take a look at it should you ever decide to purchase this seedbox for yourself.

Payment Methods

Swizzin.net accepts major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard but they also started accepting various cryptocurrencies not too long ago.

If you use Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, or USD Coin then you’ll be happy toknow that Swizzin.net will happily accept any one of these crypto coins.

Swizzin.net also offers a 7-day money-back guarantee trial period. You are allowed to request a refund past this grace period, but you will have to send them an email explaining the reason for the refund and they may not accept it.

Keep in mind that the 7 day grace period does not apply to cryptocurrencies as those payments are final.

The Verdict

The more skeptical seedbox enthusiasts out there may not have been expecting much from Swizzin.net, but I hope this review will help in proving them wrong. While they may not be as big as other services out there, Swizzin.net is truly a great seedbox that has a lot to offer.

Swizzin.net Testimonials

While some plans are a bit expensive, the storage capacities are a little light and there is no OpenVPN support, the network performance is truly excellent for a shared seedbox. It also has really good app support, good plan versatility and enough extra features that could easily make this become your main seedbox. Swizzin.net is not a seedbox to sleep on nor to be underestimated.

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