The 4-Bay High-Rely RAIDFrame 4000 is a rack mounted 4U computer backup NAS system that delivers up to 96TB of backup storage capacity using four highly-removable 24TB RAIDPac storage devices, and is capable of sharing to the network via Gigabit Ethernet or iSCSI connections, with auto backup data replication and hardware-based AES-256 encryption. Using our duty-rated media cartridges, RAIDFrame enables administrators to manage server backup data onto four highly-removable RAIDPac media sets.
RAIDFrame uses transportable RAIDPac media that offers the combined capacity of three drives in RAID-0 or two drives in RAID 1/5 mode. Using readily-available 6TB SATA hard disk drives, each RAIDPac Backup & Disaster Recovery module delivers up to 18TB capacity. On the four-bay RAIDFrame 4000 backup NAS system, this amounts to as much as 96TB available combined capacity for backup archives and storage sets. Modular RAIDPac drives are extremely durable, and conveniently accessed in the field via external Molex power connection and either USB 3.0 or SATA cable. Transportable media are the fastest way to recover from a disaster while avoiding the reduced restoration speed and bandwidth-intensive nature of Internet-based cloud storage.
Data retention is very important to us, which is why we built our highly-removable backup drives to protect archived data in a durable tray enclosure. After all, what good is fixed 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, and our High-Rely RAIDFrame backup NAS system provides the answer. High-Rely warranties all backup devices for one year, with extended dynamic support contracts available for up to five years that include advance replacement – including shipping costs to and from our factory.
The RAIDFrame 4000 backup system features replication with RAIDFrames and 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:
RAIDFrame 4000 includes a feature that enables removable backup media to be automatically mirrored upon insertion. 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. This enhanced RAIDFrame 4000 model 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 RAIDFrame 4000 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 RAIDFrame 4000, 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 RAIDFrames and 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 and RAIDFrame 4000s whether LAN or WAN deployed, from one simple website.
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The 2/4 Bay RAIDFrame 4000 is a server backup NAS 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 4000 is an Ethernet attached backup appliance designed with support for removable RAID arrays. Conventional network appliances have fixed internal hard drives. By contrast, the RAIDFrame 4000 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 (10-Gigabit Ethernet 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 0+1 or RAID 5+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 4000 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 10-Gigabit 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 4000 Customers:
If these characteristics are what you’re looking for, the 2/4 bay RAIDFrame 4000 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.
|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||24TB per RAIDPac using 3x 8TB Drives (RAID 0)* 16TB per RAIDPac using 3x 8TB Drives (RAID 5). Also available using 1,2,3, 4 and 6TB.
*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|
|CPU||Intel Core-i3 Processor|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 System Memory|
|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.
NOTICE: Specifications subject to changed based on product revisions and component availability.
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