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4-Bay RAIDFrame 4000 Backup NAS System

The 4-Bay High-Rely RAIDFrame 4000 is a rack mounted 4U computer backup NAS system that delivers up to 72TB of backup storage capacity using four highly-removable 18TB 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 72TB 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.

Each removable RAIDPac contains three SATA drives and an integrated RAID5 controller

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 NetSwap 300 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
  • NetSwap-to-NetSwap Replication
  • NetSwap-to-Cloud Replication
  • Reverse Cloud backup to NAS

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.

Other important factors that set RAIDFrame apart from a consumer NAS system is our use of military-rated Intel motherboards, professionally trained U.S.-based technical support staff, and an ultra-quiet internal cooling system. Antiquated tape drives and RDX backup devices are easily replaced by our RAIDFrame computer backup system. You can also supplement or replace expensive monthly Cloud strategies with a locally-installed RAIDFrame solution. RAIDFrame 4000 offers CIFS and SMB connections (Windows shares), NFS (Linux, Unix, VMware Virtualization shares), or iSCSI (faster block level drive access that allows backup speeds of 300 Gigabytes/Hr).

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. NetSwap is the ideal computer backup system for customers who require a small footprint, low-power, single disk, network attached storage solution.

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4-Bay RAIDFrame 4000 Backup NAS System

Block Diagram of 4 Bay RAIDFrame 4000 Configured RAID10

RAIDPac data can be accessed directly in the field via USB or SATA

Block Diagram of 4 Bay RAIDFrame 4000 Configured RAID5+1

Screenshot of Browser showing menu driven interface for managing 4 RAIDPacs

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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.

  • Retain Multiple Copies of Your Data. By simply swapping a new RAIDPac in prior to your nightly backup, you can make multiple copies of your data. Transporting your media off-site insures additional protection.  Mirroring occurs at around 700-800 Gigabytes per hour when not loaded with simultaneous backup jobs.
  • Use as Local Appliance for Cloud Strategies. Leave the RAIDPacs in place if you prefer to use as a high capacity NAS with off-site replication.  Or use the RAIDPacs to “seed” the initial backup to the data center.
  • Removable Media. We configure RAIDPacs with 3 SATA drives (typically 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6TB).  RAIDPac media can be accessed in the field via USB3 or SATA ports.
  • Large Removable Storage. Three 3.5″ drives are supported in each RAIDPac yielding 18TB for a RAID 0 configuration when using 6TB hard drives. In the RAID 5 configuration a RAIDPac stores up to 12TB and protects against a single drive failure. Smaller 3.5″ hard drives are also supported for installations that want redundancy at lower price points.
  • Interchangeable. You can plug your media into our conventional Direct Attached Storage RAIDFrame products (USB2/3 or eSATA connected). This gives you unprecedented ability to verify and restore your backups elsewhere.
  • Support for Big Data.  By stacking and using high bandwidth ethernet connections and a central iSCSI controller, larger configurations can be supported. Head end can be Windows based as shown in this Big Data design layout.
  • Backup Support for Virtual Environments. Having a RAIDFrame unit provides backup storage that can be accessed by popular virtualization platforms like VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen, etc.
  • High Capacity. Up to 4 removable drives (72TB of total storage) on the 4 Bay. Up to 2 removable drives (36TB of total storage) on the 2 Bay.
  • Fully Enclosed. RAIDPac media fully encloses and protects the Hard Drives inside, making them ideal for offsite backup with high cycle usage.
  • No Drivers Required. Access the RAIDFrame 4000 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.
  • Keyboard, Video, Mouse not Required. Appliance is fully HTML configurable. KVM may be used to check IP address or error conditions but are not needed for normal operation.

RAIDFrame 4000 Customers:

  • Would like Network Attached Storage (NAS) but need enterprise class hardware and the ability to carry data off-site as needed.
  • Want a mirrored copy of internal drive created automatically (2 copies of all backup data).
  • Optionally want to delay or schedule mirroring so that the secondary RAIDPac(s) allow them to restore from a point in time.
  • Want security. Do not want users to have general storage access (Only one administrative account has access for backup).
  • Need fast as possible backup with support for iSCSI.
  • Want enough speed to do FULL backups, in case incremental doesn’t work when needed.
  • Need local, fast restore instead of waiting for cloud restore.
  • 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.
  • Want to be able to replicate data over the Internet to another NAS.  Note: allow extra space on source hard drive for replication snapshots.
  • 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 SAN solutions.
  • 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.

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 12TB per RAIDPac using 3x 6TB Drives (RAID 5).  Also available using 1,2,3, 4TB
18TB per RAIDPac using 3x 6TB 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
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.
Example:
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.

 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.1.3b

Category: Software


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.1.3.0b.exe] - June 30th, 2015

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 2.13

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.13.pdf] - February 26th, 2015

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.13.



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.13b Update

Category: Software


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.13b.zip] - June 30th, 2015

This is the software version 2.13b update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.11 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.



High-Rely NetSwap Locator Version 1.0

Category: Software


[hrnslocate_setup1.0.zip] - February 26th, 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 2.1.3a

Category: Downloads


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.1.3.0a.exe] - February 26th, 2015

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).



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



NetSwap Manual Version 2.0

Category: Downloads


[NetSwapManual_2.0.pdf] - June 4th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.0.



NetSwap Manual Version 2.04

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapManual_2.04.pdf] - August 14th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.04.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.06

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.06.pdf] - October 18th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.06.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.07

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.07.pdf] - January 11th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.07.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.08

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.08.pdf] - March 7th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.08.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.08 Revision 1

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.08r1.pdf] - June 13th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.08, Revision 1.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.10

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.10.pdf] - September 26th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.10.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.11

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.11.pdf] - May 13th, 2014

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.11.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.12

Category: Manuals


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.12.pdf] - October 24th, 2014

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.12.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.13a Update

Category: Downloads


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.13a.zip] - February 26th, 2015

This is the software version 2.13a update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.11 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



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.

 4-Bay RAIDFrame RR4000 Rack Mount Backup NAS

Thumb4-Bay RAIDFrame RR4000 rack mount 4U encrypted backup NAS for use with RAIDPac cartridges.
*RAIDPac media cartridges purchased separately.
MSRP:
$3199.00
Part #: RFP4B (Stock #: 15598)

 2-Bay RAIDFrame RR2000 Rack Mount Backup NAS

Thumb2-Bay RAIDFrame RR2000 rack mount 4U encrypted backup NAS for use with RAIDPac cartridges.
*RAIDPac media cartridges purchased separately.
MSRP:
$2999.00
Part #: RFP2B (Stock #: 15599)

 Redundant Power Supply 600W for RAIDFrame/8-Bay NAS

ThumbRedundant Power Supply 600W option for RAIDFrame/8-Bay NAS. Replaces existing 620W with redundant 600W PSU.

MSRP:
$899.00
Part #: RF-OPTION-RPS600W (Stock #: 15669)