Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 -series
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Solid. Works well.
Conspicuous Consumer, Amazon
7 September 2011
Summary: I admit I was hesitant to order the BlackArmor 220, based on all the negative reviews and reported problems. I did end up ordering it since I needed a NAS and the competing systems were equally poorly reviewed. The differentiator was the print server, which I wanted. After only a few hours, I had it up and running, and had accomplished the following: Hardware installation and configuration. DONE Wired Windows Vista client configured. Music and pictures uploaded. DONE.
Summary: I'll be completely honest, I was very disappointed with this NAS when I first purchased it. There were multiple issues including but not limited to: 1. Slow Read/Write 2. Unable to modify files from my Mac while mounted as a CIFS server 3. Media Server would not recognize any files through iTunes or Xbox Had I written this review months ago, I would have given it a 1 star as the amount of money I paid for it, I could've built a FreeNAS instead.
Summary: I've worked in IT since 1983. I've had lots of units (Western Digital - UGH!) and this Seagate unit has been the best of it's kind, though it's not for the technologically challenged. If you are looking for a drive you can plug in and use, you'll need to do a bit of work to get this up and running, but once configured - it's hands off for everything else.
Summary: There are so many people who seem to hate this device, and I have no idea why! Mine is quiet, reliable, and plenty fast for backups. The menus make perfect sense to me and work fine in my browser. I've had this baby in service for six months, and have nothing but good things to say about it because it just works. I use it in the RAID 1 (mirrored drives) mode for backups.
"Excellent security and software backup from Seagate."
2 May 2010
Pros: Backups are not encoded so you can get to them with your file explorer. 256 AES option. The software is unique, easy to understand, and works! MUCH faster than any other portable USB HD. Doesn't bother you with pop-ups you already know about.
Cons: You need to input your machine user password in order to encrypt. I'm not a big fan of having only one password for important items. Maybe I missed the workaround memo... Not the cheapest choice, maybe you get what you pay for? We'll see.
Summary: I've owned the Seagate NAS 220 for about a month now and I have been blown away. The 2 TB unit has two one-terabyte drives and gives you the ability to choose whether you want more space (RAID 0) or more reliability (RAID 1). I opted for greater reliability. There are three things that really impressed me with this product: The speed: With the RAID 1 setup, when you read a file from the NAS, you're reading it from 2 hard rives simultaneously, and over a gigabit...
Summary: I have a home network that was backed up real time by a Mirra Personal Server. I needed more capacity and this fantastic product was no longer available. Research of many products led me to consider the Drobo which would be the closest thing to what I had (set up and forget it). After further review, I purchased the seagate for the following reasons. 1. Price compared to other products 2. Capabilities of the product (tons of options) 3.
Summary: I purchased the Seagate BlackArmor PS110 with some trepidation after reading the angry reviews posted by other presumed purchasers. The reality is that this is the best backup drive that Seagate has made. In my case, I used it to replace a Western Digital external drive that failed after two years. I plugged the USB cable into the back of my Dell XPS 210 and the software install process began.