Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 -series
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Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 September 2010
Summary: I have mixed feelings. Short story: Nice hardware, great potential (FPT, wiki, etc). Software unforgiving and difficult to decipher. Software is lacking and unclear and the instructions alternate between being very simple and helpful to abstract and cryptic or disjointed. I feel there are things I really just had to figure out for myself and while I'm not a computer newbie, I'm certainly no IT professional.
Summary: I am happy with this drive for many reasons, and disappointed for two. This is a very well-built drive that seems like it will perform quite well for my purposes, which are media streaming. It has a browser-based management utility that is streamlined and easy to use. However, the documentation is very vague, as are the online forums that don't function well. My drive was set up in under 30 minutes with no problems.
Summary: I bought this drive for three reasons: 1. Large capacity in a small form factor, 2. The ability to power/access it from a single USB port, 3. It was on sale at Amazon for under $70. I started using it on my laptop when it arrived yesterday and was impressed: small, and it worked well with the short standard mini-USB cable. Then last night I plugged it in to my desktop and went to transfer over my 400 GB movie directory.
Summary: This is not a full-featured NAS (by today's standards at least) and it's really nothing to get all that excited about, but if you want 1TB of network storage then this Seagate BlackArmor 110 will give it to you. I want to first address Mac compatibility as I'm a Mac user and had absolutely no issues with this NAS (it worked fine with Windows, too, of course, but I mainly used it with Macs when testing). You connect via SMB/CIFS but it works fine.
Summary: I have 3 machines on my home network, each with four users. Backups of each machine should be private, while shared data (pictures, music, etc) should be public. The 110 claims to be able to do just this. However, I could never get it to work. Users had to enter their password even to access the public share. Some user passwords were not accepted, despite numerous attempts and careful verification that the user was typing the password correctly.