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NetSwap 200

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NetSwap 200 Computer Backup NAS System

NetSwap NC200 Computer Backup NAS System.

The High-Rely NetSwap 200 is designed as a purpose-built backup appliance that provides an alternative to consumer grade network attached storage. It is a network attached (NAS) computer backup system with one internal disk plus one removable disk. The NetSwap 200 is ideal for swapping drives on a daily basis. The internal drive serves as primary storage for backups, with software that mirrors, or replicates, to the removable drive. This allows backup software that may be sensitive to drive swaps to work flawlessly.

Our specialized system allows administrators to save backups onto a hot-swapped 3.5″ drive that is fully enclosed in an aluminum tray. We call this High-Rely Classic media. Our durable tray design uses a solid connector designed for repetitive plug and unplug cycles.

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The NetSwap 200 backup device can be ordered with an internal drive, from 1TB up to 6TB (included in price), that mirrors to hot swap removable drive(s) (Purchased separately).

  • The system connects via Gigabit Ethernet and supports NFS, network shares, or iSCSI.
  • The NetSwap is unique as a Network Connected Removable Disk (NCRD), with connectors designed for daily drive swap!
  • The NetSwap 200 is the only NAS on the market made with a fully enclosed removable drive! (Designed for better protection of daily drive swaps and transport media.)
  • The system includes over the wire offsite replication to various cloud sites, or other NetSwaps.

We recommend you order one, or more, of the removable High-Rely Classic media to match the size of the internal drive. This allows you to swap drives and re-mirror (or replicate) the entire internal drive to the removable.


Available Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet port (1 Gps). RJ45. We recommend dedicating a NIC on server(s) being backed up for best speed.
NetSwap 200: #16377 NetSwap 201 – 1TB Internal drive, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts.
#16378 NetSwap 202 – 2TB Internal drive, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts.
#16379 NetSwap 203 – 3TB Internal drive, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts.
#16380 NetSwap 204 – 4TB Internal drive, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts.
#16381 NetSwap 206 – 6TB Internal drive, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts.
Operating System:  Custom Linux configuration, pre-installed on the internal HDD.
Removable Drive Capacity: High-Rely Classic media – Up to 6 TB 3.5” (Order removable drives to match Internal drive size.)
Write Performance: iSCSI – Up to 300 Gigabytes/Hr to NTFS.
In network share mode, up to 200Gigabytes/Hr to EXT4 formatted drives and 100Gigabytes/Hr to NTFS formatted drives.
Speeds will vary based on environment.
Factory Reset: Includes USB Key for automated emergency Firmware reload.
Network Protocols: SMB/CIFS (Windows), NFS, or iSCSI.
CPU: Intel Processor.
RAM: 2GB SoDIMM System Memory.
Removable Drive File System: Support for both NTFS (including GPT for >2TB) or Ext4.
Client Operating System Support: Windows XP onward. For iSCSI Windows XP & 2003 need SP2 & the free MS ISCSI Initiator. Linux, Hyper-V, VMWare.
Quiet & Size: Low noise design, and small form factor 14″X12″X4″ (355mm L x 304mm W x 100mm H), fits into any office environment.
Power Use: Supports 110/220 auto switching and frequency. Approx 37 Watts idle, 42 Watts during drive access.

NOTICE: Specifications subject to changed based on product revisions and component availability.

HR Removable Drive

Data retention is very important to us, which is why we built our removable backup drives to protect archived data in a durable tray enclosure. After all, what good is removable storage if it cannot be taken off-site? With the threat of maliciously deleted files and virus infections, natural disasters, such as fire, flood, or theft – removable media becomes a professional necessity. The use of off-line Removable Media is one of the BEST ways to assure data security because if it is not connected, it cannot be hacked, deleted, infected, maliciously encrypted, or downloaded!

Our High-Rely NetSwap removable hard drives (media) provide the answer. All High-Rely warranties cover backup devices for one year. Extended dynamic support contracts are available for up to three years, with advance replacement – including shipping costs to and from our factory.


NetSwap Customers:

  • Would like Network Attached Storage (NAS), but need enterprise class hardware and the ability to carry data off-site as needed. They may want to supplement off-site cloud backup, can only afford to off-site part of the data set, or simply do not trust data off-site.
  • May want a mirrored copy of NAS storage created automatically so there are two copies of all backup data. With Automatic Mirroring Technology, a physical backup of your data is as easy as removing a media cartridge when you need it.  No clicking, no scheduling, no waiting.  Simply pull the media, and go.
  • Want built in replication. NAS to NAS replication allows placement of a second box offsite.  Supports block level incremental copies, bandwidth scheduling, bandwidth throttling, and up to five replication targets.  In addition, another appliance data can be sent to an Rsync target, or to popular cloud storage destinations, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, DreamHost DreamCloud, and Dropbox. Note: allow extra space on source hard drive when using snapshots.  More details.
  • Are tired of waiting for large data sets to update over the Internet. SpeedSeed™ technology offers the fastest possible way to practically sync large volumes of data.  SpeedSeed eliminates the time it takes to make copies of data at both the source and destination site.  By making the SpeedSeed the “primary” drive in the mirror set the destination site is up to date in minutes, not hours.
  • Want enough speed to do FULL backups, in case incremental does not work when needed.
  • Want rapid restore. Using Gigabit Ethernet and our iSCSI software, the removable drive out-performs USB 2 and, when optimized, can attain 75% the speed of a locally attached SATA drive.  We recommend dedicating a separate Ethernet card on machine(s) being backed up for best speed.
  • Need local, fast restore, instead of waiting for cloud restore.
  • May need to restore virtual environments from bare metal, which is hard or impossible to do with USB and eSATA since the stripped down hypervisor O.S. may not provide driver support.
  • Have servers that do not support high speed (USB3 or eSATA) storage controllers or have blade servers with no PCI-e slots.
  • Do not have the budget for expensive NAS/SAN solutions.
  • Want security, and is able to join a Windows domain.
  • Want a NAS that can recover from lock-ups using watchdog circuitry.
  • Like the idea of a U.S. company, with telephone tech support for resellers, and good customer service, along with the ability to purchase a three year advance replace warranty.

NetSwap Products:

All NetSwaps include an easily accessible SSD (exception being the NetSwap 200, which instead has an internal HDD), with its removable backup media, and can automatically mirror the removable drive(s). This automatic mirror technology provides better protection for modern backup software. With a second copy, there are redundant historical copies of data in case corruption creeps into the continuous incremental chain. The NetSwaps include a proprietary hardware board, called the HRIC, which adds audible and visual alerts, on top of standard email notifications; by using special Watchdog circuitry to monitor the backup system, which delivers ultimate stability.

Each NetSwap backup system features replication with all High-Rely NetSwap appliances, as well as Rsync targets. In addition, the NetSwap will replicate with popular cloud vendors, such as: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, DreamHost DreamCloud, and Dropbox.

Includes Integrated Mirroring

NetSwaps include auto backup mirroring.

NetSwaps also features:

  • Automatic Mirroring with mirror pools.
  • Scheduled Mirroring for air gap security.
  • Advanced SpeedSeed technology.
  • Drive-to-Drive Replication.
  • DeltaSync – fast syncing on media swaps.
  • NetSwap-to-NetSwap Replication.
  • NetSwap-to-Cloud Replication.
  • Reverse Cloud backup to NAS.
  • And more…

Antiquated tape drives and RDX backup devices are easily replaced by our NetSwap computer backup system. You can also supplement or replace expensive monthly Cloud strategies with a locally-installed NetSwap solution. NetSwap offers CIFS and SMB connections (Windows shares), NFS (Linux, Unix, VMware Virtualization shares), or iSCSI (faster block level drive access).

Use any modern web browser to configure any NetSwap, then use any Remote Management and Monitoring tool, such as Labtech, to monitor the unit. Our simple menu driven interface is similar to those used on consumer routers, making it simple to configure the IP address, machine name, and other basic settings. Multiple NetSwaps may be conveniently monitored, and managed.



The removable drive and data drive can be formatted NTFS (Native Windows format), or EXT4, and will plug into our direct attached (USB3 or ESATA) line of storage products. Use your favorite software for backup and/or additional off-site (cloud) management.

  • Simple Bare Metal Virtual Machine Restore. Having a NetSwap unit provides backup storage that can be accessed using Windows Networking, NFS networking, or iSCSI. Hypervisor environments that will not easily recognize USB or eSATA quickly attach via Gigabit ethernet.
  • Interchangeable Media. You can plug your media into our conventional Direct Attached Storage products (USB2, USB3, or eSATA connected). This gives you unprecedented ability to verify and restore your backups elsewhere.
  • High Capacity. Currently up to 12TB of raw storage per drive (higher if compressed).
  • No Drivers Required. Access the NetSwap via conventional UNC path (Windows Networking), by connecting via iSCSI, or NFS via Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
  • Free iSCSI and Drive Management Software Available. Our software assists you in safely removing network attached drives, as well as making sure that drive letters stay consistent so that backup jobs run reliably.

Important Note:  In replication environments where files will be open and changing 24×7, the High-Rely “snapshot” feature can be used to track active file changes, providing integrity for the replication offsite.   When using this snapshot feature the worst case scenario would require having twice the space on the sending side of replication job as is required for your full data set.  For example, a very actively changing 1TB data set might require up to a 2TB drive on the sending side of the replication to allow room for the snapshot. While doubling space is overly conservative in most cases, it should be considered in drive size planning.

Pricing:

(Warranties listed below.)

 1-Bay NetSwap NC206 6TB Backup NAS
1-Bay NetSwap NC206 6TB Backup NAS for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$1125.00
Part #: NETSWAP-NC206 (Stock #: 16381)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC206
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC206
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC206
 1-Bay NetSwap NC204 4TB Backup NAS
1-Bay NetSwap NC204 4TB Backup NAS for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$925.00
Part #: NETSWAP-NC204 (Stock #: 16380)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC204
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC204
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC204
 1-Bay NetSwap NC202 2TB Backup NAS
1-Bay NetSwap NC202 2TB Backup NAS for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$825.00
Part #: NETSWAP-NC202 (Stock #: 16378)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC202
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC202
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: NetSwap NC202

Click here for compatible media. Note: we recommend ordering all the same drive size to allow mirroring.

Warranties:

Basic Hardware Warranty – NAS USA (Click for Full Doc) Includes:

  • 1 Year return to factory parts and labor limited warranty from date of our invoice.
  • 1 way domestic shipping from factory via ground shipping on repaired units.
  • 30 day Installation support from time of purchase. Installation support provided 9am to 5pm during Pacific Standard Time via email, chat, phone, or remote session during the first 30 days. Limited Installation tech support is provided on best effort basis only for NAS appliances with Operating System unmodified from factory defaults.

Dynamic Support – NAS USA (Click for Full Doc) This Dynamic Support Contract upgrades the Basic Hardware Warranty and provides for additional services such as advanced hardware replacements during coverage period. Add On Coverage Includes:

  • Advance hardware replacement (with credit card guarantee) plus extended warranty period (1, 2, or 3 years depending on contract purchased).
  • 2 way domestic shipping to/from factory via 2 Day for units needing repair. Faster shipping methods are available for the cost difference between them and ground.
  • Free firmware and software updates and upgrades upon request as they become available.
  • Technical Support on all issues during period of contract including best efforts to assist with OS and software issues.  Chat/ Email/ Web/ and Telephone support for technical assistance 8am to 5pm during business hours Pacific Standard Time.

Basic Hardware Warranty-NAS Canada (Click for Full Doc) Includes:

  • 1 Year return to factory parts and labor limited warranty from date of our invoice.
  • 1 way domestic shipping from factory to customer via ground shipping on repaired units.  Assuming item was registered properly as a warranty return with Canadian Customs when it was shipped back to us, we will pay return shipping and fees back to customer.
  • 30 day Installation support from time of purchase. Installation support provided 9am to 5pm during Pacific Standard Time via email, chat, phone, or remote session during the first 30 days. Limited Installation tech support is provided on best effort basis only for NAS appliances with Operating System unmodified from factory defaults.

Dynamic Support-NAS Canada (Click for Full Doc) This Dynamic Support Contract upgrades the Basic Hardware Warranty and provides for additional services such as advanced hardware replacements during coverage period. Add On Coverage Includes:

  • Advance hardware replacement (with credit card guarantee) plus extended warranty period (1, 2, or 3 years depending on contract purchased).
  • 1 way outbound shipping plus duties and fees from factory via 2 Day for units needing replacement/ repair. Also packaging materials are provided at no charge.  Faster shipping methods are available for the cost difference between them and ground. Cost of shipping unit from Canada back to Manufacturer in the U.S. is responsibility of the customer
  • Free firmware and software updates and upgrades upon request as they become available.
  • Technical Support on all issues during period of contract including best efforts to assist with OS and software issues.  Chat/ Email/ Web/ and Telephone support for technical assistance 8am to 5pm during business hours Pacific Standard Time.