Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 -series
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The worst junk I have ever wasted my money on!
JKru "j-kru", Amazon
22 February 2013
Summary: The BlackArmor Nas 110 is a piece of junk don't let any other review tell you otherwise. I bought this thing and have tried everything to get above a 500kb/s transfer rate. I have replaced routers, switches and cables to no avail. I hooked this thing to a enterprise class cisco (no linksys) router and wired it with Cat5e and still no dice. Over time I managed to slowly copy over 800GBs of data PAINFULLY!. Now I want to get it off; good luck!
Summary: We have multiple networked computers at home and two of them had been intermittently failing. We decided it was a good time to finally buy a NAS and bought this Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 1 TB from our local Staples (less than 2 weeks ago). We knew prior to the purchase, from research and the box that there is a "BlackArmor Backup software for Windows OS (5 licenses)". We each went off and backed up our computers successfully.
Either defective out of the box or needs a Y-Cable To Get Power
Nick Trojan "Nick", Amazon
30 August 2010
Summary: Tried this drive on four different machines out of the box - 3 Macs, 1 PC. Result was the same for all - power light came on, the drive was never recognized. I followed the advice of one reviewer on here and waited for several minutes to see if the drive would show up, to no avail. Went to the Seagate forums to see if there was anything I could do and read this: "If your drive is powered from the USB port, try using a Y-cable, if not already.
Summary: I bought the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 to replace a Maxtor NAS Drive, which died because the fan failed and the drive overheated. I have 5 computers in my home between desktops and lap tops. I used the Maxtor NAS Drive for backing up the computers and as a music server. The Seagate is difficult to set up and navigate. The Maxtor was easy to set up out of the box. I have a few complaints about the BlackArmor drive.
Summary: I bought this as a way to backup two computers on my home network. I'm a software engineer by trade, experienced Windows user, understand networking very well, so I figured this would be an easy thing for me to set up. And spending 2 hours on the phone with a very patient technical support representative, didn't help at all. The backup software was very poorly written.
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 1 TB Network Attached Storage ST310005MNA10G-RK
Smart4 "Smart4 LLC", Amazon
18 March 2010
Summary: To start with, this was a lovely piece of kit. Set up was a breeze, the web interface on the unit was very smooth, very well documented and easy to setup. The machine is almost silent when running, and runs cool, The software to talk to the unit installed easily on XP, Vista, 7 and OSX, working perfectly on all of them. The backup software, alas, I cannot review. After about 6 days of usage, an error light started glowing on the box.
Summary: Simply doesn't work (properly - if at all) with Mac, even if the box says it does. (I haven't tried it with Windows, so this review - and the star rating - apply only to my experience attempting to use it with a Mac running Snow Leopard.) - You will have immense trouble accessing the drive and the folders you create on it, because it doesn't support the Mac file system, and because it has a very cryptic implementation of NFS (an appropriate file system for UNIX-based...