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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 computer backup NAS system is ideal for repetitive daily media (removable hard drive) rotation routines. NetSwap 200 features a removable drive bay, capable of sharing to the network via Gigabit Ethernet. Our durable design implements solid connections that will not wear down or break the hard disk’s SATA port, making it possible to remove and replace media for thousands of cycles. Also, an internal auto backup hard disk for data replication can be enabled. Designed as a purpose-built alternative to consumer NAS devices, our specialized NetSwap backup NAS system enables administrators to manage server backup data onto a hot-swapped 3.5″ HRC

Includes Integrated Mirroring

NetSwap 200 includes auto backup mirroring

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 can’t be taken off-site? With the threat of maliciously deleted files and virus infections, or natural disasters such as fire, flood, or theft, removable media becomes a professional necessity. Simply, use of off-line Removable Media is one of the BEST ways to assure data security because if it’s not connected, it can’t be hacked, deleted, infected, maliciously encrypted or downloaded! And our High-Rely NetSwap 200 removable hard drives (media) provide the answer. High-Rely warranties all backup devices for one year, with extended dynamic support contracts available for up to three years that include advance replacement – including shipping costs to and from our factory.

The NetSwap 200 backup system features replication with other High-Rely NetSwap appliances, as well as rsync targets. In addition, NetSwap will replicate with popular cloud vendors such as: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, DreamHost DreamCloud, and Dropbox. NetSwap also features:Repl_SC2

  • 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…

NetSwap 200 includes an internal hard disk that matches capacity with its removable backup media, and can automatically mirrors the removable drive. We call this “Automatic Mirror Technology” (AMT), and it provides better protection for modern backup software. With AMT there are redundant historical copies of data in case corruption creeps into the continuous incremental chain. NetSwap 200 includes a proprietary HRIC hardware feature, which adds audible and visual alerts on top of standard email notifications by using special Watchdog circuitry to monitor the backup system and deliver ultimate stability.

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 NetSwap, then use any Remote Management and Monitoring tool such as Labtech to monitor it. Our simple menu driven interface is similar to those used on consumer routers, making it simple to configure: IP address, machine name, and other basic settings. Multiple NetSwaps may be conveniently monitored and managed from our web browser based NetSwap Dashboard (works with NetSwap firmware versions 2.14 and higher). The NetSwap Dashboard is designed for the technician or administrator to manage and monitor all their NetSwaps whether LAN or WAN deployed, from one simple website.

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The NetSwap 200 is a backup device with an internal 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 6TB fixed drive (included in price) that mirrors to hot swap removable drive(s) (Purchased separately).  The system connects via Gigabit Ethernet and supports network shares or iSCSI.  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 swap and transport media.  In addition, the system includes over the wire offsite replication to various cloud sites or other Netswaps.

NetSwap 200 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, or can only afford to off-site part of the data set, or simply don’t trust data off-site.
  • May want a mirrored copy of NAS storage created automatically so there are 2 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.  Just pull the media and go.
  • 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 5 replication targets.  In addition to 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 doesn’t work when needed.
  • Want rapid restore. Using Gigabit Ethernet and our iSCSI software, the removable drive outperforms 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 don’t 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. Can join a Windows domain.
  • Want a NAS that can recover from lock-ups using watchdog circuitry.
  • Like the idea of U.S. company with telephone tech support for resellers and good customer service, along with ability to purchase 3 year advance replace warranty.

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 won’t 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 10TB of RAW storage on the internal drive (higher if compressed) and another 10TB per removable drive.
  • No Drivers Required. Access the NetSwap via conventional UNC path (Windows Networking) or by connecting via iSCSI or NFS via Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
  • Free iSCSI and Drive Management Software Included. 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.

The NetSwap 200 comes with internal 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10TB drive.  We recommend you order your High-Rely Classic media to match the size of the internal drive.  This allows you to swap drives and re-mirror the entire internal drive to the removable.  Buy as many swap drives as you need for your setup.If these characteristics are what you’re looking for, the NetSwap 200 is the perfect hardware platform for your backup needs.

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.

Available Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet port (1 Gps). RJ45. We recommend dedicating a NIC on server(s) being backed up for best speed.
NetSwap 200 #15711 NetSwap 200 1TB Internal drive (less 10GB), 5 replication targets, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts
#15712 NetSwap 200 2TB Internal drive (less 10GB), 5 replication targets, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts
#15713 NetSwap 200 3TB Internal drive (less 10GB), 5 replication targets, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts
#15714 NetSwap 200 4TB Internal drive (less 10GB), 5 replication targets, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts
#15891 NetSwap 200 6TB Internal drive (less 10GB), 5 replication targets, watchdog monitoring, audible/visual alerts
Removable Drive Capacity High-Rely Classic media – up to 8 Terabyte 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 onwards. For iSCSI Windows XP & 2003 need SP2 & the free MS ISCSI Initiator. Linux, Hyper-V, VMWare.
Utility Software HRDM2 to manage drive letters and shares.  Removable iSCSI utility.
Quiet & Small Low noise design and small form factor 14″X12″X4″ (355mm L x 304mm W x 100mm H) fits in to any office environment.
Power Supply Supports 110/220 auto switching and frequency. Approx 37 Watts idle, 42 Watts during drive access.
Thermal Output ~145 BTUs during drive access.

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

 High-Rely NetSwap Locator Version 1.2

Category: Software


[hrnslocate_setup1.2.zip] - August 10th, 2015

This software is used to locate NetSwaps connected to a network.  It will scan your network and list each NetSwap found with it’s Host Name, Serial #, Software Version, Model, IP Address and a button to access the NetSwap’s web … Continue reading



 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.15d

Category: Software


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.15.0.0d.exe] - October 17th, 2017

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).



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.15d

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.15d.pdf] - October 17th, 2017

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.15.



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.15d Update

Category: Software


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.15d.zip] - October 17th, 2017

This is the software version 2.15d update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.15c and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



High-Rely iSCSI Connector 2.1

Category: Software


[hriscsicon210_setup.zip] - April 11th, 2013

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.



Protected: High-Rely VM USB Installer Version 2.14 Beta

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[High-Rely-VM-Beta-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0.exe] - August 14th, 2015

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HRDM2

Category: Software


[HRDM2V0.zip] - January 25th, 2012

HRDM2 – the Drive Letter assignment software has gotten even better! Now, HRDM2.5: Installs as a service – no more login required or tray start and stop hassles. New easy to use Administrative interface. HRDM2 Administrator safely and quickly helps … Continue reading



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.
  • 1 Year Installation support from time of purchase. Limited Installation tech support is provided on best effort basis only for NAS appliances with Operating System unmodified from factory defaults. Support provided 9am to 5pm during Pacific Standard Time via email, chat, phone, or remote session.

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.
  • 1 Year Installation support from time of purchase. Limited Installation tech support is provided on best effort basis only for NAS appliances with Operating System unmodified from factory defaults. Support provided 9am to 5pm during Pacific Standard Time via email, chat, phone, or remote session.

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.

NetSwap 200 includes an internal drive, with replication for up to 5 targets. Order removable media to provide a complete solution.

 1-Bay NetSwap NC206 6TB Backup NAS
Thumb1-Bay NetSwap NC206 6TB Backup NAS (HRC) for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$1495.00
Part #: NETSPLUSR-ITX-6TBHRC (Stock #: 15891)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 6TB NetSwap NC206
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 6TB NetSwap NC206
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 6TB NetSwap NC206
 1-Bay NetSwap NC204 4TB Backup NAS
Thumb1-Bay NetSwap NC204 4TB Backup NAS (HRC) for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$1295.00
Part #: NETSPLUSR-ITX-4TBHRC (Stock #: 15714)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 4TB NetSwap NC204
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 4TB NetSwap NC204
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 4TB NetSwap NC204
 1-Bay NetSwap NC203 3TB Backup NAS
Thumb1-Bay NetSwap NC203 3TB Backup NAS (HRC) for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$1195.00
Part #: NETSPLUSR-ITX-3TBHRC (Stock #: 15713)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 3TB NetSwap NC203
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 3TB NetSwap NC203
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 3TB NetSwap NC203
 1-Bay NetSwap NC202 2TB Backup NAS
Thumb1-Bay NetSwap NC202 2TB Backup NAS (HRC) for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$1095.00
Part #: NETSPLUSR-ITX-2TBHRC (Stock #: 15712)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 2TB NetSwap NC202
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 2TB NetSwap NC202
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 2TB NetSwap NC202
 1-Bay NetSwap NC201 1TB Backup NAS
Thumb1-Bay NetSwap NC201 1TB Backup NAS (HRC) for use with removable High-Rely Classic media trays.
*Media trays purchased separately.
MSRP:
$945.00
Part #: NETSPLUSR-ITX-1TBHRC (Stock #: 15711)

 3-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 1TB NetSwap NC201
 2-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 1TB NetSwap NC201
 1-Year Dynamic Support Contract: 1TB NetSwap NC201

Click here for compatible media. (Note: order 1TB, 2TB, 3TB , 4TB, 6TB, 8TB to match internal drive.)