Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series
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Just too difficult for a "novice" to use
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Now, I'm disappointed.... First of all, if you are considering this as a storage solution, that's fine but remember that its network and its slow.
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).