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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 -series (STAU12000200/ST380005SHD10G-RK/ST360005SHA10G-RK/ST340005SHD10G-RK)

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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

Hardware Pacers
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. With the ability to replicate data using multiple options while providing multiple levels of RAID support ensure a users data is going to be protected in virtually any setting.
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One Big NAS Drive

Gear Patrol
13 March 2010
  • 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 concern. That’s why storage brands like Seagate continue to expand their NAS offerings to hold more for less, all the while being easier to set up.
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Seagate Blackarmor NAS 440

PC Magazine
28 October 2009

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 Reviewed

27 October 2009
  • 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
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Review: Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 4TB

26 October 2009
  • 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. Additionally Seagate carried over the BlackArmor name from its existing encrypted external hard drive product, so it seems that had high hopes for the release.
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Review Of The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

26 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The LCD screen on the front panel, displays the status of the USB drives connected to it, and supplies info such as link status, IP address, data, time, etc. There are two unmarked buttons to the right hand side of the LCD, which are supposed to be the directional keys for the LCD. They may be a little confusing at first, but you get used to it real quick.
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Review Of The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

26 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sum ‘n’ substance : Thumbs up: The Black Armor offers quick throughput; genius solutions for back up; plenty of customizable options; mammoth size storage space; remote access; easy to expand; supports RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 10 and Span. Thumbs down: Advanced features of the black armor can be utilized only with in depth networking knowledge; instruction manual is not well-explained; does not have separate ports; not compatible with all routers.
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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

31 August 2009
Overall 8

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

maximum pc
27 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Last month we reviewed Western Digital’s MyBook World Edition, a small, white, single-drive, one-terabyte NAS box aimed solidly at Joe User. This month, we have the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440, the MyBook’s polar opposite in many ways.  It’s big, it’s black, it’s user-serviceable, comes with four Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB drives, and is marketed toward small businesses without a dedicated IT staff.
  • Pros: Fast, beefy; powerful web interface; includes 10 backup licenses.
  • Cons: May be overkill for home users; pricey.
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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 NAS Device

23 August 2009
  • Excerpt: With the growing popularity of cloud-based storage solutions, such as the Amazon S3 and Nirvanix services, many businesses--both large and small--are eschewing traditional onsite file servers, and instead opting for offsite, third-party storage solutions. But the ongoing cost of maintaining cloud-based storage as well as the often unproven reliability of it makes it a less than ideal solution for some businesses; and this leaves those businesses with the conundrum of how...
  • Pros: Excellent performance, Multiple RAID formats & HDD hot-swapping supported, Supports up to 4 logical RAID volumes, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with fail-over support, Supports volume-level encryption, Tool-less HDD mounts, Four USB 2.0 ports, Robust backup software with bare-metal restore capabilities
  • Cons: Expensive, Mac OS backup software not included; no Time Machine support, Documentation missing key details
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