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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series
4.9 out of 10

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series

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Overall 4
4.0

Just OK

David F., Newegg
4 May 2012
  • Summary: Since this NAS was available at a very fair price I gave it the benefit of the doubt, despite poor online reviews. I use it daily and, besides the media server feature, it works for what I need it for (albeit at a very slow pace).
  • Pros: -Decent value of the storage you get (3TB of disk-failure-protected RAID1 storage; 6TB of non-protected RAID0 storage) -It's a NAS
  • Cons: -HORRENDOUSLY SLOW (average between 2-5Mbps over a 1Gb LAN) -Disks are loud -Using it as a media server is completely unreliable, rendering the feature useless -Admin web interface is clunky and lacks many useful features -Help documentation is incomplete and missing lots of useful information an...
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Overall 4
4.0

NAS 220 - Media Share Not Functional

warren, Amazon
6 October 2011
  • Summary: We bought this drive in August. Both of us in our household are very technical; however, the Media Share functionality was not working on either the Mac or the Windows 7 machine we have in house. After multiple back-and-forth attempts with Seagate email support, I finally decided to call.
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Overall 4
4.0

DLNA does not work

Timothy C., Newegg
29 September 2011
  • Summary: I sear by Seagate HDD's (where are the SSD's, Seagate?) but the main reason I purchased this product was for the DLNA connectivity, which does not work, so I will be returning it....
  • Pros: -Decent NAS Storage solution for file shares unless you want to use it for DLNA (see below). -Quiet operation -Aesthetically attractive -BlackArmor management software comes with a lot of features.
  • Cons: DLNA does not work. I am using firmware 2000.1231 (newest) and media share will share to PS3 for about 15 minutes then drops the connection. The NAS-220 is still accessible on the network to a PC, but the Media service is gone. The only way to fix the issue is to reboot the NAS-220 (takes 2 minut...
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Overall 4
4.0

No Drive Encryption Like Previous Black Armor

J. Lark, Amazon
16 September 2011
  • Summary: Like other reviewers I owned the Maxtor Black Armor that had full disk encryption. I wanted a higher capacity drive like my old one but was disappointed that the Black Armor applied to the backup software, NOT the disk encryption software. I will be returning this hard drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Black Armor Failed to deliver

Shig, Amazon
9 August 2011
  • Summary: Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 2-Bay 2 TB (2 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage ST320005LSA10G-RK I purchased the Seagate Black Armor to serve as a reliable back up and retrieval storage system for my important projects and client files. It was far to complicated to set-up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problematic For Me

LoveGuitar "LoveGuitar", Amazon
27 July 2011
  • Summary: I needed something bigger than my external hard drive to back up my files on my home computer which runs on Windows XP. I'm just about of space and all I want to do is to move stuff from my computer to the Black Armor NAS data server. Looks like it just ain't gonna happen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very complicated

Kenneth C. Picton, Amazon
10 July 2011
  • Summary: I am a reasonably proficient computer user, but not a techie. The instructions for this unit are difficult to use and often omit a step or two that are hard to figure out. Unless you are well-versed in IT, I would recommend a different unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Surprisingly slow performance, internal backup useless

Edward Sterling "PC Doctor House Calls", Amazon
3 July 2011
  • Summary: Like reviewers Spivak and Deborah Dobbins, I too am very disappointed that a company like Seagate that I have regarded as the best in the business has produced a product that cannot be effectively backed up.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK for file serving - forget DLNA

Paul A., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: My review is similar to Pat's. Have a Iomega ix2 2TB NAS that had a drive failure after ~2yr. Bought the Seagate to replace it (not from Newegg). Connected directly to my Linksys E3000, good file performance. Using the latest firmware.
  • Pros: Cheap RAID 1 Seems like it's properly cooled Lots of features (but...)
  • Cons: DLNA essentially useless FTP requires passive mode
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Overall 4
4.0

Review of the Seagate BlackArmor Storage Solution

H. J. Spivack, Amazon
17 June 2011
  • Summary: I ordered the Seagate 4 TB storage solution because I have space issues on my computer. I've been trying to find the right backup solution for some time now and have filled a couple of external hard drives seeking the right answer. When I saw this 4 TB solution it looked ideal.
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