Summary: Once again a great value for the money with lots of features.
Pros: Low cost and easy to maintain, it simply uses 7200rpm Barracuda internal drives. No need for a special firmware like other NAS out there. (ie: WD sentinel, Iomega) Acronis backup software is bundle with it for easy system imaging. MAC users can use time machine. VMware, iSCSI, Active directory su...
Cons: Not the fastest NAS but not atrociously slow like some are complaining about here. Obviously backing up over wireless will be slower no matter what NAS you use. Some patience required to setup, make sure you have the latest software update.
Summary: Think ahead about how much storage space you will need in the future. I thought that 2 TB would be plenty, but I was wrong. I need more space, so I am now ordering the 4 TB unit (Seagate ST340005LSA10G-RK 4TB BlackArmor NAS 220).
Pros: I bought this device in June of 2010 and have been using it since then to back up a small business server and several workstations on a daily basis. It is easy to set up and has worked flawlessly since it came out of the box. Not long ago, a hard drive on one of my workstations crashed and since ...
Summary: With all the reviews with problems, I wanted to use it for a while before writing this review. I'm a computer tech and I take this seriously. First of all, it has crashed twice since I got it. I was able to still log into the administration side where I could reset it and then it worked great.
Summary: I needed a drive to hold all artwork and marketing material that all employees could access. This drive was easy to setup and easy for everyone to find on the network. So far this drive has performed exactly as I had hoped.
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.