Summary: I've only had this for a day, and it's already screwed up. Do not buy this product. It limited one of my shares to 938MB, and now I have to move all my files to another share. But now I can't find that share in the list, so I can't remove the bad share. I probably can't return the product because tech support will try to "help me fix it" and at best I'll spend a lot of time getting it exchanged for another one that's also unreliable.
Poor hardware quality, no real warranty on data loss
Cyrille T, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: Totally disappointed with this NAS. The NAS failed after 6 month use. It keeps rebooting and the files are not accessible anymore because of this continue booting. I contacted the customer service. The only advice they could provide me with was to reset the NAS which did not solve the problem at all. The warranty does not include the data recovery.
Summary: OMG, I can't believe anyone is still selling these turds in 2014, so I felt a need to post another warning. Do not buy BlackArmor unless you enjoy buying a new NAS every few months...it will fail, and rather quickly based on hundreds of other posts like mine. Owners of these devices all report the same bad scenario playing over and over again. First the loud persistent clicking as the drive begins to fail, then the warning lights.
Summary: Seriously. Don't even consider this thing. I had the misfortune/bad judgment to buy two of these for my home NFS, and I lost both of them within 1.5 years after purchase due to disk failure. I suspect that the "infrastructure" of the unit (the small board containing the SATA power and data connectors) is fine, but I am not willing to try again with a Seagate replacement drive.
Summary: Please save yourself trouble, go with Synology or Qnas, you will be a lot happier, this peace of crap has web interface from 1980s, it crashes all the time, stops responding all the time, moving around the interface is super slow, connecting to a domain is a nightmare, connecting to Active Directory is even bigger nightmare. Competition is doing so many good things with NAS technology right now so do not bother with this.
Summary: Sadly, I ignored the other reviews and decided "how bad could it be?". I didn't require any true NAS features, just an online drive that wouldnt eat up a lot of power (such as a PC) and would be avail 24/7 on my local LAN. I've had to replace the HD twice and the unit continue to lose its settings when powered off. Junk. I've had this unit for 6months. Heed the warnings on this - spend a bit more and get a real NAS with hot swap HDs.
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: I bought one of these drives and after 3 months the network board failed. I initially chalked it up to just bad luck. Now just over a year and a replacement...another network board fail! Really? This drive has been serving its purpose as a network storage area but now I have an "out of warranty" POS NAS! luckily it didnt take down the drive when it failed so I was able to remove the drive and mount it in Linux to remove the data (Yes Linux..
Summary: I have had a BA 110 for < 2 years and mine now shows a failed drive via the SMART function -- although the box still seems to work normally, I don't trust it. Note that it's been in a relatively cool environment, and has never been jarred or dropped. What really, really annoys me is that the internal drive (a Barracuda 7200rpm unit) is not user replaceable.