RAIDFrame Plus NAS – Featuring Largest Removable Hard Drive on the Market
The “RAIDFrame Plus” NAS uses transportable RAIDPacs up to 12TB (8TB in RAID 5 mode) for your backup. RAIDPacs are the largest hard drive for backup. Each one consists of 3 hard drives and a RAID5 controller, which are removed as a unit. Use these high capacity RAIDPacs for archive, rapid restore, or in place of cloud replication. Transportable media are the fastest way to recover from disasters while overcoming the high cost of Internet connections and the inability to purchase sufficient bandwidth in some areas.
The “plus” in the product name refers to the ability of pairs of removable RAIDPacs to be mirrored (RAID 10 or RAID5+1). With mirroring turned on, neither your servers nor the backup software are aware when drives are swapped. Because the primary volume can stay connected at all times, software issues associated with removing drives are avoided. Once synched, one of each pair can be removed for offsite storage. Alternatively, configure each of the RAIDPacs as stand alone volumes and use 1 per server, 1 per day of the week, or design your own backup scenario.
The RAIDFrame Plus includes removable iSCSI support, front accessible boot drive(s), industrial grade components, a custom cooling controller, and knowledgeable U.S. based tech support. Use any popular browser to configure it. The simple menu driven interface is similar to many popular routers, allowing configuration of IP address, machine name, and other important settings.
With RAIDFrame Plus you can replace tape. You can also replace (or supplement) expensive monthly cloud strategies. The system offers SMB connections (a simple Windows share), NFS (easy Linux, Unix, Vmware share), or iSCSI (faster block level drive access that allows backup speeds of 300 Gigabytes/Hr). Ideal for customers that need rack mounted large format backup and disaster recovery.
Video Product Summary:
The 2/4 Bay RAIDFrame Plus is a backup device with up to four removable RAIDpacs. Pairs of removable Pacs can mirror to one another or they can appear as separate drives.
The RAIDFrame Plus is an Ethernet attached backup system designed with support for removable RAID arrays. Conventional network appliances have fixed internal hard drives. By contrast, the RAIDFrame Plus system has fully enclosed removable RAIDpacs for frequent media swaps. RAIDPacs are designed for daily swap, making it possible to create large transportable copies of your backup. Use your favorite software for backup and/or additional off-site (cloud) replication.
The system connects via Gigabit Ethernet (10GB optional) and supports network shares or iSCSI. By installing the included iSCSI drive management software on the machine(s) you back up, RAIDPacs can be hot-swapped like a USB drive. Inserted drives will reappear to Windows machines on the network with consistent drive letters, allowing your favorite backup software to send jobs to the removable drive without requiring user intervention or a server reboot.
Support for RAID 10 or RAID5+1 configurations provide optional mirroring of RAIDPacs. Scheduled mirroring is also supported, allowing the user to choose a point in time snapshot rather than immediately mirroring potential problems to the secondary RAIDPac. Some customers even use the RAIDFrame for softwareless backup.
We know speed is crucial for backup/restore. Using Gigabit Ethernet and our iSCSI software, the removable drive can attain 75% the speed of a locally attached SATA drive. Upgrade to 10GB Ethernet for even faster backup. A powerful Intel processor provides sufficient performance for both physical and virtual environments to restore quickly and easily.
The removable RAIDPac can be formatted NTFS (Native Windows format) or EXT4 and can even be used as stand alone drives by plugging them into a USB port.
RAIDFrame Plus Customers:
If these characteristics are what you’re looking for, the 2/4 bay RAIDFrame Plus is the perfect hardware platform for your backup needs.
|RAIDFrame Interface||Gigabit Ethernet port (1 Gps). RJ45.|
|RAIDPac Interfaces||HotSwap Connectors, Emergency iSATA & USB3 (also supports USB2), 4 pin Molex Power for powering RAIDPac independent of RAIDFrame|
|Operating System||Menu driven preconfigured Linux|
|Boot Drive(s)||Front swappable|
|Removable RAIDPac Capacity||8TB per RAIDPac using 3x 4TB Drives (RAID 5). Also available using 1,2,3TB
12TB per RAIDPac using 3x 4TB Drives (RAID 0)*
*Note: When doing full nightly backups, redundancy is achieved by using new media each night, mitigating concerns of RAID 0 data loss upon single drive failure.
|Backup Write Performance||Up to 300 Gigabytes/Hr iSCSI to NTFS drives.
Up to 200 Gigabytes/Hr NAS to EXT4 drives
Up to 100 Gigabytes/Hr NAS to NTFS drives. Speeds will vary based on environment.
|RAIDPac Rebuild Speed||Up to 200-300 Gigabytes/Hr rebuilding the RAID5 array. Speeds will vary based on environment.|
|Mirroring Rebuild Speed||Up to 850 Gigabytes/Hr RAIDPac to RAIDPac when no backup is occuring at the same time. Speeds will vary based on environment.|
|Factory Reset||Includes USB Key for automated emergency firmware reload|
|Network Protocols||SMB/CIFS (Windows), NFS, or iSCSI|
|Removable Drive File System||NTFS (supports GPT for >2TB) or Ext4.|
|Client OS Support||Windows XP and above. Any OS or Virtualization environment that supports iSCSI, NFS, or CIFS. Examples include Linux, VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.|
|Dimensions (L X W X H inches)||4U rack form factor: “23.5W x 17″L x 6.87″H (4U) fits in to most rack mount enclosures. Our standard rack sliding rails are included. Please test for fit as some racks vary. With RAIDPacs installed allow 1 inch in front to accommodate handle pulls (24.5″ Length total)|
|RAIDPac Dimensions (L X W X H inches)||9 5/16″ x 5 7/8″ x 3 3/8″.
Note: Length without handle 8 3/4″
|RAIDFrame Weight w/o RAIDPacs||Shipped 44 lbs
Alone: 42 lbs
|RAIDPac Weight||Alone: 7.5 Lbs. with 3 typical disks
Shipped weight: Approximately 10Lbs.
|RAIDPac Power Use||Example with 3 Seagate 2TB drives. Figures do not include power consumed by the RAIDFrame the RAIDPacs are plugged into.
60-70 Watts during spin up
22 Watts at rest
25 Watts during data copy
*Note: Power usage dependent on drive size & type.
|Power Use||Supports 110/220 manual switch.
4 Bay no drives = 29 Watts idle
4 Bay with 4 RAIDPacs 137 Watts idle
4 Bay with 4 RAIDPacs 155 Watts in use
4 Bay with 4 RAIDPacs 300 Watts peak at power on.
*Note: Power usage dependent on drive size & type.
iSCSI Connector software for use with the NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus running software version 2.x. This software allows hot-swapping and safe removal of NetSwap iSCSI disks. Version 2.1. Remove any previous versions before installation.
This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive. Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).
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Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.0.
Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.04.
Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.06.
Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.07.
Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.08.
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