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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series

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Overall 1
1.0

"Extremely slow transfer, high file system overhead"

cnet111tenc, CNET
25 November 2013
  • Pros: it's black.
  • Cons: extremely slow transfer rate, even with a gb switch and a gb cable. I believe this is due to the inefficient file system (it has to be).
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Overall 2
2.0

"a waste of money"

shmulikiv, CNET
19 April 2013
  • Pros: maybe price
  • Cons: horribly slow. Copying and deleting takes for ever. Poor documentation & support. replacing a mulfunction HD doesn't work as documented and demand backingup all volume, and re-creating a RAID1 volume. about 3 days of work for 3TB of storage.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Tsayre, gdgt
28 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Originally purchased this as a "Noah's Ark" for my data while my family migrated from PCs to Macs. I wanted at least 1 TB of storage, a good backup solution, compatibility with Time Machine, the ability to replace a physical drive in a RAID if it went bad, and the ability to connect to my home...
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Overall 1
1.0

"Bad, slow and unsupported"

_mtk_, CNET
24 January 2012
  • Pros: It is not pink
  • Cons: Extremely slow. OSX Lion is still not properly supported. Some switches are not supported.. (what? yes.. that's their answer, change the switch)
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Overall 10
10

Solid. Works well.

Conspicuous Consumer, Amazon
7 September 2011
  • Summary: I admit I was hesitant to order the BlackArmor 220, based on all the negative reviews and reported problems. I did end up ordering it since I needed a NAS and the competing systems were equally poorly reviewed. The differentiator was the print server, which I wanted. After only a few hours, I had it up and running, and had accomplished the following: Hardware installation and configuration. DONE Wired Windows Vista client configured. Music and pictures uploaded. DONE.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Nice concept, terrible results -- way too slow"

Alanrc21, CNET
4 August 2011
  • Pros: The concept of Network Access Storage is great. The BlackArmor NAS does connect to my home LAN easily, and it is seen in the network as another computer.
  • Cons: As other posters have mentioned, the throughput is AWFUL!! I have a Gigabit router, a Gigabit switch, and I spent over two hours troubleshooting the setup and downloading the latest firmware. When I try to transfer files to the BlackArmor, it starts out
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Overall 2
2.0

"Slow as can be"

bsesf, CNET
13 May 2011
  • Pros: Price is OK. Features are attractive
  • Cons: Documentation is out of date. Setup is hard to figure out. Worst of all, it's stupidly slow. My old NAS was MUCH faster than this. It's still online so it's not a network problem. Black Armor is just garbage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Review update--very bad experience

Cliff Zucker, Amazon
24 March 2011
  • Summary: I used this until the NAS unit itself failed. The hard drives were fine, but the unit failed. It was under warranty, but I had to pay (about $70) for tech support anyway because it was over 30 days. Seagate offered to replace the unit, but explained that if I just put the hard drives in the replacement unit, all my data would be lost. The data is not formatted for Windows (it is Linux I believe), so I could not just hook the hard drives to my pc to recover my data.
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Overall 10
10

BEST NAS EVER... if you update it.

M. Tang, Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: I'll be completely honest, I was very disappointed with this NAS when I first purchased it. There were multiple issues including but not limited to: 1. Slow Read/Write 2. Unable to modify files from my Mac while mounted as a CIFS server 3. Media Server would not recognize any files through iTunes or Xbox Had I written this review months ago, I would have given it a 1 star as the amount of money I paid for it, I could've built a FreeNAS instead.
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Overall 10
10

More space than I will ever need??

RWCinCT "RWCinCT", Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: I've worked in IT since 1983. I've had lots of units (Western Digital - UGH!) and this Seagate unit has been the best of it's kind, though it's not for the technologically challenged. If you are looking for a drive you can plug in and use, you'll need to do a bit of work to get this up and running, but once configured - it's hands off for everything else.
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