The network array, which features 4 hot-swappable hard disk bays, can be configured in any of a variety of RAID levels. Would you buy this? It connects to your network via dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, with full support for port failover protection. And, needless to say Seagate’s NAS’s will not be on our list for future purchases. Thankfully, local backup isn’t so crippled. Overall it is a good device and serves our purpose well. Seagate acknowledges this, and they explain that it’s checking for updates and reporting its status to, and we quote them, Seagate Global Access.
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One file transfer test uses 1MB files; this is intensive for both the hard drives and the embedded processor, and a good indication of how it will perform when backing up your computer. Synology Disk Station DS So far, we’ve sent back 5 units to the manufacturer.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pensacola Bruce from Appears to function as stated GB access x2 Ethernet ports is nice, Configuration is blakarmor though it will not join a Domain with anything but 3 character extension like com, org, gov etc. Seagate acknowledges this, and they explain that it’s checking for updates and reporting its status to, and we quote them, Seagate Global Access. You can back up based on file format groups — such as just music or only documents — but, unlike the WD SmartWare software in Western Digitial’s My Book Eliteyou can exercise extensive control over the file types included and to which group they belong.
The Web user interface provides a licence manager, allowing you to import and manage up to 10 BlackArmor Backup serials at a time. We asked them for a more detailed explanation of this behaviour and how to turn off the so-called status reporting. The Storage is rugged and I do a lot of backup, moving around large files and copying. No Longer Available Update Location close. Additionally, it appears that the NAS blackxrmor a simple Linux server, under the hood.
It is accompanied by MB of memory.
B,ackarmor, you’ll need at least two of these NAS devices if you want to keep your data blackarmkr. This device must be connected to an Ethernet network to function, and that virtually guarantees that it is thus also connected to your broadband Internet access. Read more on these topics: Seagate has implemented one of the cleanest Web-based user interfaces we have seen on the BlackArmor NASmaking it easy to navigate and configure.
Be the first to review this item. Pros Clean Web user interface, comes with hard drives, BlackArmor Backup is comprehensive for individuals and small businesses.
Seagate 8TB (4x2TB) BlackArmor NAS Network STSHA10G-RK
In addition, we transfer 20GB worth of GB files, a faster test that is similar to dealing with large videos, disk images or database files. Stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and features.
Rated 2 out of 5 by TestPilot from It calls home – on its own! We tested the NAS device’s performance using this setup as well as both four-drive and two-drive RAID 0 configurations in order to place it on a level playing ground with competitors. Seagate doesn’t disclose the specific internal components, though the NAS device’s processor is known nxs be clocked at 1.
We run Intel’s NAS Performance Toolkitwhich determines how the NAS device performs when streaming p high-definition media from the device as well as the ability to record the naa video while performing backup operations. We also run two file transfer tests to see how the NAS device performs in the real word.
NAS 400 Series
The spare I plugged in in the meantime is working fine after a week of heavy use several terabytes of file copying back and forth.
The four hot-swappable drive bays have 3.
Cons Remote replication support is poor, slow performance overall, Mac support lacking. I would prefer better folder rights control though they may have that functionality if joined to a Domain.
The response is good enough for home office with mostly documents and photos. However, there is no support for backing up to or acting as a backup for a non-Seagate NAS device. Write a review ssarddzafwuszbtcctdwbzfuruudycsfz. We’re also in line to receive a replacement hard drive because one recently died in a 4TB BlackArmor NAS, the only one we’ve not sent back. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. And, needless to say Seagate’s NAS’s will not be on our list for future purchases.
Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. You’ll get speedier results when writing large files, but overall the NAS device’s ability to read data and stream content to other devices is on par with lower-powered bas like Synology’s Disk Station DS