Pros: The only good thing about this product is that it lets you store lots of data that it then destroys.
Cons: Lost my data twice -- and not because of HDD crashes. Instead the controller board corrupted the HDD twice and both times Seagate customer service wanted to charge thousands of dollars to recover the data their hardware corrupted. I will NEVER buy a Seaga
Cons: Had to replace it once already since I couldn't read any of my data from it anymore. Slow. The unit always says the fan has failed but it hasn't. After rebooting the GUI is responsive. 5 minutes later it starts to laaaaag.
What Seagate Doesn't Tell You In The Instructions !
F. R. Wunderlich "Pioneer PC's", Amazon
20 March 2010
Summary: I had to call Seagate to find out if 1.5T drives would work in this unit, they told me yes if the Firmware on the drives is one of 4 codes, which the 5 new drives I purchased weren't, but they are available from Seagate which is a much higher price. Also, the manual says optional spare drive cradles are available from Seagate. Ya.....in about 6 months !
Summary: I've had this unit for about 2-3 weeks now and I'm very happy with it. I've got it connected on my gigabyte LAN, configured it and have had no issues. Its very fast when accessing. I even use this NAS to stream to my TV using (Xtreamer) and have had no issues. I have it configured for RAID 1 and so far so good. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a NAS device.
Summary: I was looking for a backup solution for both Windows & Macs. This looked like the one. It was easy to set up, however drive 1 was no good. Seagate offered good tech support. When I asked about using Time Machine on my MAC, then I learned I would have to drag and drop and files I wanted stored manually. Well, so much for that. I am returning it.
Summary: it hasn't even been two months since i got this and it's already lagging. It's got two drives set on raid 1, meaning the drives are working redundantly or mirrored. Downloading from an external ftp site is 100 times faster than downloading the same file from this server within the same network with the ethernet cable connected... 2 ethernet ports connected to this NAS.
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 4TB 1x Gigabit (2x USB2.0)
Johnboy Walton, bewertungen.cyberport.de
25 September 2012
Summary: Großer Speicher. Diverse Raid-Level. Nach Installation der Software einfach zu konfigurieren. 5 Sterne für die Seagate-Hotline * * * * * : Unsere exotischen intra-Netzwerk IP-Adressen (z.B.: 200.0.0.xxx) benötigten ein Firmwareupgrade. Seagate-Hotline war fachlich sehr kompetent und geduldig.