Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 -series (STAU12000200/ST380005SHD10G-RK/ST360005SHA10G-RK/ST340005SHD10G-RK)
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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440
25 August 2010
Summary: The BlackArmor
NAS 440 is an amazing product with superb business and home use functionality.
Whether using the NAS 440 for integrity of critical business files or for
providing always available reliable media for the family, the BlackArmor has the
ability to meet those diverse needs.
Excerpt: Network Accessible Storage used to be something only businesses needed to pay attention to. As the Napster turned BitTorrent generation continues to age though, the need to back up and maintain enormous libraries of digital photos, music, and videos has become much more of a mainstream consumer...
Excerpt: Seagate has long been known as a reliable provider of storage products. While these include hard drives and direct-attached devices the company has not previously been a major name in networked storage, which is one reason that the release of the BlackArmor NAS was a big move for them.
Conclusion: Four drive NAS that supports multiple RAID configurations, DLNA server and remote web access
Pros: Lots of storage for the money, Hot swappable drives, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 10 Windows client licenses for full-featured backup software, Remote web-based access easy to setup and worked well
Cons: No Logging, No MacOS backup client or Time Machine support, No RAID migration / expansion, Slow USB backups, No eSATA support