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 purchased this 4 weeks ago. It set up flawlessly on my home network. Works great with Windows 7, Vista. and XP. Windows 7 auto detected it, installed with np. On notebook running vista and Kaspersky Internet Security had difficulty until I adjusted my firewall settings. Runs well as a media server for my home, no problems with other devices seeing, interacting, and running media files from it. The manual is not great (even the electronic one one)lacking in info.
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: 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.
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'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: 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.
Summary: Well I didn't buy this product off Amazon but I did just buy the product even after reading the reviews on Amazon. But I am pretty tech savvy and like to think I can handle some hardware and software problems on my own seeing I've built my own gaming computer and service all my own electronics equipment.
Summary: This unit is set up on a small business setting, where we work both in the "office" and from individual homes. The client PCs are all of XP/Pro vintage, and we had no problems setting the unit up to work with any of them - we have both "private" and "public" directories on it and can move files and access files as needed for the business.