Reviews and Problems with Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 -series (STAU12000200/ST380005SHD10G-RK/ST360005SHA10G-RK/ST340005SHD10G-RK)
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these things are horrible do not buy
Jeremy Gavin, Amazon
10 July 2015
Summary: these things are horrible do not buy, if you plan to use in a business. I have one at a client jus hit 2 years unit will not get ip address. Unit does not state any drives are bad and Seagate no longer makes them so if your unit completely fails most likely you will not be able to move the raid to...
Summary: Over the past five years two of four BlackArmor NAS 440s have gone bad. At that point they were out of warranty and sending them in for repairs is not worth it. Fortunately I only use them to have data online that is also archived on backup drives.
Summary: I should really lose my nerd card for buying this product, I honestly think it might be the worse NAS on the market. Zero flexibility. For example, there is no logs written anywhere that is accessible, the internal filesystem is completely closed.
Summary: Nothing but issues with repeated drive failures, system locking and finally the whole volume failed even though the system says all drives are fine. Would be better use of your time and money if you just took all the data you intend on storing on it and just deleted it and got on with your life.
Summary: Like many here, this NAS decided one day that the volume data should not load. The drive was expected to be last a long time between failures. This NAS is being used in an office environment on a gigabit network. It first showed that Drive 2 failed (which it turns out later that it didn't).
Summary: Had it for about a year with no problem. Then drives started to die at an alarming rate. I think I am 2 years in now, and no disks are found. Power seems to be a problem as well. This is not a safe place to put your files. And to add to the problems, their support pages are horrible.
Summary: I have had a BlackArmor NAS 440 for the last two years. Originally I bought the drive with the goal of getting "peace" of mind that my most critical data was backed up at RAID level 5. I have been sorely disappointed with my overall experience with the NAS drive.
Summary: I bought the Seagate NAS 440 in February 2010. In January 2012 it died and Seagate sent me a refurbished NAS. In March 2014 not only did the NAS die but it corrupted one of the drives. I hired a data recover company to pull the data off the second drive but they were unsuccessful.
A RAID5 array that fails even when all disks are clean
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 March 2014
Summary: Be wary of this drive. For no apparent reason, the entire data volume on our 6 month old array showed up one morning with a Data Volume Usage Failed status. This is apparently related to the RAID software and not the RAID5 array. All 4 1TB disks showed no errors but all the data was inaccessible.