Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 -series
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Works great - until it doesn't.
A. C. Heismann "kristof65", Amazon
8 October 2012
Summary: Like many other here, I've had this drive for just under a year. It was a decent way to access common docs, music and other files from the 7 PCs scattered though out our house, and act as a backup from our primary computers. I say was, because sometime over the weekend, it just died. Seagate's online troubleshooter wasn't very helpful.
It worked adequately, right up until it failed completely.
Central Skrutinizr, Amazon
23 January 2012
Summary: My background is 16 or so years in computer networking, with certifications in large scale NAS systems from EDS, Network Appliance and others. I know NAS devices. Setup requires some basic understanding of what your goal for this device is. In my case, it was nothing more than a network storage device... no streaming, nothing fancy. It's not well documented, so you have to pretty much set it up on your own which isn't really a big deal.
Summary: I've had the NAS 1TB drive for just under a year. It's been primarily used for backing up videos, pictures, media files, etc...and did the job quite well. It's been left powered on but used very infrequently. I don't have it set to do auto-backups of any kind, just used to offload important but rarely used files from my laptop. A few days back, the audible sound of frequent disk activity from the drive became more and more apparent.
A fine low--priced, basic NAS for users with limited needs
Jennifer Ray, Amazon
16 February 2011
Summary: **Update** May 13, 2012 A few months ago, I lost all access to this NAS. My backups were failing, which was the first alert I had to a problem. Unable to access the NAS through a web browser or the BlackArmor Discovery software, I rebooted it. The device shows a steady blue light for the hard drive activity indicator and a steady amber light for the system status indicator. Powering the device off for days helps nothing.
Summary: In a nutshell, this drive works great unless you plan on leaving it plugged in for long periods of time. I formatted the drive right off the bat to get rid of the Seagate software, and it works great for the most part... now walk away from the drive for about 30 minutes and come back...