Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 -series
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Craig C., Newegg
27 June 2010
Summary: You can probably do better dollar wise per TB but this device more than makes up for the purchase price in convenience and power savings. This is a great solution for a SOHO or satellite site.
Pros: Very easy to setup, integrates well with Microsoft or Linux networks, lots of convenient features, handy web interface.
Summary: If you want to set this up as an iTunes server turn off Sorting! If you use a Mac and want to back up files via Time Machine, Turn off file sorting! The Manual and I don't get along. Some guy from Harvard must have written it. Remember than Mac OS X is Unix when OS X is being used.
Pros: 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet! I have tested this NAS on the back end of my Mac Pro 2008 Dual Ethernet and it worked flawlessly. I also added a 1TB hard drive for a 3 Drive config. and put it in RAID 5. You will need 4 drives for RAID 10. It is my itunes server/back up unit. It is hooked through the...
Cons: The Manual is very hard to understand. Could not use Retrospect 8.1 to back up to the unit. Not sure why. Had to use an app called File Synchronization to do the data Syncs. I contacted Seagate about this and will talk to EMC next week. I do not think it is a Seagate issue. It could be a me issue...