Summary: I've had a 220 for a number of years now, I've got it running RAID0 and it's mirrored by an Iomega NAS. Good box for backups, media storage, archives, and video surveillance data recording. Totally reliable, and works fine with the latest firmware.
Pros: Reliable, fairly easy to set up and work with, good capacity, good value
Cons: DLNA could be better, some stuff in setup could be improved
Summary: This NAS is great. It has NFS, CIFS/SMB, and FTP. On top of that the webUI is easy is clean, but let me give you a list of pros and cons to clear why it didn't get a 5 stars. Pros: 1) Good compatibility across OS's (since I can use NFS, CIFS/SMB, or FTP 2) Easy Setup (instructions are easy to...
Summary: I've been using a 220 for the best part of year now and I'm reasonably happy with it. To start at the beginning... I originally opted for the Seagate from the local electronics store. I figured it was a name brand and I could slowly get more as required. Boy did I get that wrong!
Summary: Drive works like a dream. After a power outage, I got e-mails for several hours as the drive rebuilt it's self from the RAID image! My only qualms are slow transfer speeds, possibly due to raid disk imaging as files are transferred, as everything is running on Gigabit in my home office!
Summary: Ive bought and installed 5 of these so far (only one through newegg). Havent had a problem with a single one of them so far, other than the static IP glitch mentioned above.
Pros: Easy setup, so far works solidly. Cheap.
Cons: Trying to reconfigure from one static IP to another, the device wouldn't allow access to the file shares over the network, even with a system reboot.. so I had to use the original static IP. Not a big deal, just annoying.
Summary: After having lost two Maxtor Shared II NAS systems over the past year I was very cautious about purchasing another Seagate manufactured product, especially since the whole reason why I purchased the Seagate BlackArmor was to serve as back-up DASD to store my music, pictures, video and digitized VHS...
Summary: Overall, it does its job of 2 tb storage well, BUT the deletion bug makes it a bad choice if you plan to use it for moving files around. I am not looking forward to having to repurpose it... sigh.
Pros: 1.9 tb of storage: check; so far - no errors after 2 or so years of near constant, 24h/day use.
Cons: Very bad at deleting files. First, deletion takes time equal to copying, but worse, the built-in software if poor/bugged. The deleted files are only hidden, not saved, and one has to used the control software to truly delete them. The option to delete them all after 3 days or so (there's no way t...
Summary: Good NAS with RAID for the money. Wished I'd gotten the higher capacity model. Read/write speed is usually around 6mb/sec regardless of connection type (direct connection, Wi-Fi via router, or wired via power-line Ethernet).
Pros: Cheap network storage backed up in RAID 1. Not too loud. Relatively easy to configure shares/volumes. Easy to access and mount drives via PC. DNLA access working via PC and XBOX 360.
Cons: Blue power/HDD light is bright an somewhat annoying. Remote file access is accessed by logging into Seagate's web portal then accessing the drive. Not sure I like that. Didn't work that well anyway.
Summary: I needed to replace my freenas system. I was going to upgrade another old desk top since they are great for that, but when I started pricing out some parts, it became apparent that I could more than triple my space and not have to work on older hardware and still pay less.