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5.3 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 too difficult for a "novice" to use

RMurray847, Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: I'm not a newbie or luddite, by any stretch. I enjoy my electronic toys. I practically live on my computer at work. But I'm not an advanced user, nor can I trot out the terminology. I got this drive thinking it would provide my with a simple, straight-foward home network. A central location for our music and video files primarily that could then be accessed from the various laptops around the house.
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Overall 4
4.0

Concept is nice. Reliability iffy

Surprised, Amazon
7 October 2012
  • Summary: This is the second Seagate BlackArmor I have purchased. The first one died. After one month, one of the HD keeps going on the blink, causing automatic restart. After 1 year, one HD died, and the second HD died 4 days later. The first Seagate went to heaven. I bought a replacement. The CD didn't work with the second one. Fortunately, the CD from the first one worked. Now some of the files cannot be opened while in the Seagate.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's a 2TB drive that sits on the network ... that's about it

John S. Jones, Amazon
26 June 2012
  • Summary: 1) 2TB was reasonably big when I bought this 2-3 years ago, now it's mediocre; can be upgraded to 4TB/2TB RAID of course so that's not so bad 2) DLNA media service has never worked right (firmware build 2000.0601) 3) same build of the firmware had a dangerously bad behavior - when setting up a media share if one clicked on "sort media" it would take ALL media files and stuff them all in a flat folder with not sort of any sort.
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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. UPDATE - Buffalo makes several alternatives to the original Maxtor Black Armor. A couple have software based encryption and an one has hardware based encryption.
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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. The software was incompatible with my Macintosh Lion OS and it could not perform the functions it was advertised to do.
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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. After finally getting the program to install I get to where I'm ready to transfer data. Everything is correctly hooked up hardware speaking.
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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. After finally getting the program to install I get to where I'm ready to transfer data. Everything is correctly hooked up hardware speaking.
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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
2 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. I purchased a Seagate external 1TB USB drive to accompany this NAS220 2TB-RAID product, so there would be no excuses about backup not working with a non-Seagate drive. I installed this at one of my business customers so they could put their critical data on it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Surprisingly slow performance, internal backup useless

Edward Sterling "PC Doctor House Calls", Amazon
2 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. I purchased a Seagate external 1TB USB drive to accompany this NAS220 2TB-RAID product, so there would be no excuses about backup not working with a non-Seagate drive. I installed this at one of my business customers so they could put their critical data on it.
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