Summary: This server is used in a relatively small design studio to ferry assets between 12 workstations (all Macs) and our in-house commercial photography studio. It was all setup and ready to initialize in about 15 minutes.
Not reliable. Sometimes fail to do the features it is designed for.
4 February 2013
Summary: I had a lot of problems with this one, among the most prominent ones: * corruption of filesystem * loss of usable space(yes that can happen. not on the drives of course) * inability to use the raid feature to restore the drive * slow operation...
Summary: I'm an IT pro, so the fact that I found this easy to set up and get running may or may not be helpful. Can't speak to how easy it would be for a hobbyist or whatever. It's basically a good product, but the software that comes with it is problematic in a major way.
Summary: Unless you have some technical computer/networking knowledge you will have trouble setting up a device like this. I am computer consultant and it took about day of work to get this setup completely. Pros: Small, compact, silent. Great fault tolerance.
Summary: Purchased Empty BlackArmor NAS and (2) approved 3TB Segate SATA Drives. Easy to configure and works great, except when I tried to Configure for Global Access through Seagate's Servers and the internet. You need to have a free user account setup through Seagate.
Excerpt: Ende April 2011 habe ich dieses NAS zusammen mit vier Seagate Festplatten bestellt. Insbesondere, weil mir RAID 5 gefällt und ich Sicherheit für meine Dateien wollte. Nach dieser relativ kurzen Zeit von nicht einmal 2 Monaten hier meine Erfahrungen: ... tja und das war es dann auch schon ...