Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series
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Poor firmware and performance
Charles C., Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: NAS failed to alert that a drive failed. It should generate alarm, warning, or something to indicate that a drive has failed. So if you think you are safe because your NAS is on mirrored RAID, think again.
DO NOT BUY SEAGATE BLACK ARMOR! ALL DATA LOST AFTER 60 DAYS of USE!! :(
Lonnie A Freiburger Jr., Amazon
22 February 2014
Summary: So I bought this device so I'd never loose data from a hard drive failure, however that idea didn't work out for me. The unit stopped working and the drives were corrupted. I am unable to read the drives through a Linux Reader on my windows 8 machine. Seagate informed me they would replace the unit but the data is on me to get restored for about $1000. A company that sells backup products should stand by their products.
Summary: I'm currently using this NAS, firmware version: 2013.60311. There is currently no update available. - Mounting this drive on a Linux machine using CIFS seems to cause the NAS to dump it's CIFS permission settings altogether. - NFS doesn't seem to be running on the machine, even for shared folders with it enabled. - The web interface is sluggish. - Managing the file permissions is dicey. It's probably okay for home use, under 5 users.
Extremely slow transfer, high file system overhead
25 November 2013
Summary: Transfer rate goes "way" up to 9MB/s while transferring a large file, while going down to about 300KB/s for small files. I had a folder which showed as being 48 gb in size, while being 52 gb "size on disk." So clearly the NAS is adding a lot of weight in order to keep track of each individual file.
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).
Summary: In the two years we've had this NAS, it has been generally unreliable and has failed twice. The first time it was replaced. The second failure appears to have lost all our data. Shame on me for not taking precautions (or not having time to), but no, I cannot recommend this product.
Summary: The black armour 220 nas DOES not support active directory even though it says it does in the spec. You need to be on a domain controller older than 2008... Seagate sent a replacement business nas business storage 2 bay nas which also does not support Active directory their current firmware does not support special characters in the domain admin password. What a crock.
Summary: I regret buying this junk, I'd rather spent a little more for a descent NAS.
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.
Summary: Seagate continues to make the WORST software of any storage device I have ever owned. I bought the BlackArmor NAS 220 with the hopes of having it up and running quicky. WRONG, just spent my entire Saturday trying to get it to work. Software is awful, documentation is worse and the iPad/iPhone app is LAUGHABLE. It all looks good until you try to set it up. Taking it back and buying a real storage device with real software and real documentation.
Summary: This drive ships with their own software: BlackArmor Discovery and BlackArmor Manager. Both are terrible. I wanted a network drive that could act as a file repository to be shared among the people in our small office. I want the files on the disk to be visible on the network to all of the users on the LAN. Not possible with this box. You have to load BlackArmor Discovery first. Then create separate accounts for each person in the company.