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5.5 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

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

Works well if you have the right switch/router--later started misbehaving

G. Farnsworth, Amazon
26 October 2010
  • Summary: I feel like I'm in a good place to review this item because I own both the Seagate 220 and also the Western Digital MyBook World Edition, and they are competitors. Both are inexpensive network attached storage appropriate for a home office or for home use. For both machines the only feature I use is reading and writing to the hard drive through windows sharing (from either a windows computer or a linux computer).
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Overall 4
4.0

horrible user interface and VERY SLOW

S. Kumar "SK", Amazon
15 July 2010
  • Summary: Recently bought and returned this drive. PROS: 1) RAID setup flexibility (Raid 0, 1, JBOD) 2) 7200 RPM disks CONS: 1) Horrible and unintuitive web interface with a LOT of latency 2) Extremely slow- when transferring large files, didn't see anything over 13-14 MB/s (required using 4K jumbo frames on the gigabit ethernet connection which then messes up Xbox 360 extender connection). When transferring smaller files like music rates fell to 5 MB/s.
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Overall 4
4.0

Do your homework before purchasing

Tee4me, Amazon
4 June 2010
  • Summary: As another reviewer pointed out, this Seagate version of the BlackArmor IS NOT the same as the Maxtor BlackArmor. Seagate bought out Maxtor but didn't continue the BlackArmor legacy exactly the same as Maxtor. The Maxtor BlackArmor was "hardware-based full-disk encryption" based which means it's independent of the OS and the security of the device is built in to the drive itself.
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Overall 4
4.0

This is not the same as your other BlackArmor drive

Jeff Freeman "Audiosaurus", Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought a 320GB Maxtor BlackArmor drive and have loved it--fast, easy to use, and quite reliable. When, two weeks later, I tried to buy a second drive of the same sort, the 320GB was no longer available, but CNET liked this one so I bought it thinking it was the "new" BlackArmor drive.
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Overall 4
3.5

Schlechter Support

Michael Langner, geizhals.de
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Die Lautstärke und Verarbeitung der NAS sind in Ordnung. Dennoch hören sich die Platten bzw. das Gehäuse im Betrieb irgendwie billig und scheppernd an. Leider ist der Service von Seagate nicht in der Lage ein neues Update ihrer Software auf den Markt zu bringen, mit dem die Leistungsdaten verbessert werden. Read 1 Gbit: 12 MB/s Write 1 Gbit: 12 MB/s bzw.
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Overall 3
3.3

Inkompatibilität mit vielen Gigabit Switches

Dr.WatZone, geizhals.de
19 January 2011
  • Summary: Laut Segate Forum gibt es im Moment nur die Bestätigung, dass der Netgear GS108 problemlos mit dem BA NAS 220 funktioniert. Ansonsten kommt es zu massiven Geschwindigkeitseinbußen!!! http://forums.seagate.com/t5/BlackArmor-NAS-Network-Storage/Low-LAN-speed-after-updating-NAS220-from-2000-03xx-to-2000-0601/m-p/49749;jsessionid=EB8A2FA78465DD0539FA122E65400BE9
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Overall 5
4.5

Leider zu langsam

hschydhei, geizhals.de
23 July 2010
  • Summary: Grundsätzlich macht das NAS dass was es soll. Allerdings ist die Schreibrate viel zu langsam. Max. 12Mb/s. Hier ist in der änlichen Preisklasse das WD NAS deutlich schneller. Ich würde es nicht mehr kaufen....
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Overall 5
4.5

Finger weg

CBlau, geizhals.de
23 July 2010
  • Summary: Aufgrund der extrem geringen Geschwindigkeit ist ein Arbeiten nicht möglich. Die Übertragungsrate entspricht trotz beworbenem GB Ethernet eher einem langsamen USB Stick (~5MByte/s schreiben).
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