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Seagate Unveils Customizable Small Business NAS: BlackArmor 400

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Seagate today introduced the BlackArmor NAS 400 network storage server, a secure, scalable and reliable 4-bay network storage enclosure designed for the growing storage needs of small businesses and households. This newest addition to the Seagate BlackArmor family of storage solutions allows customers to customize the box to meet their specific requirements and add more storage as needed. Available immediately through Seagate.com and CDW, the BlackArmor NAS 400 server can be purchased for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $399.99.

    The BlackArmor NAS 400 server gives customers the option to install the disk drives of their choice, selecting from an variety of Seagate-certified products including Seagate Barracuda low power drives, Barracuda 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drives or the new Barracuda XT hybrid drive for maximum performance. A scalable solution, the BlackArmor NAS 400 server allows customers to start by inserting one drive and add up to three more as their business grows.

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    Similar to Seagate's other two-and-four bay NAS solutions, the BlackArmor NAS 400 network storage server includes:
    • Backup and protection tools for up to 50 network-connected PCs with incremental and full-system, automatic backup.
    • User-configurable RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD capabilities, providing a variety of data protection options to help avoid data loss due to hard drive failure.
    • Hot-swappable drives — no tools required.
    • Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008 support.
    • Secure remote access with intuitive, web-based management interface, allowing customers to designate user access manually or integrate with Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008.
    • Windows 7 certification.
    • Ability to centralize, stream and share media files and documents from computers on a network, share them with other DLNA compliant devices and computers on the network running iTunes software.
    • Full system recovery of the operating system, programs and settings, in the event of a system crash or failure with SafetyDrill software.
    • Event notification to help prevent and manage drive errors or disruption.
    • Four additional USB ports to connect extra USB storage, share a USB printer or connect an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to safeguard from power failure.
    • A 3-year limited warranty.
    The BlackArmor NAS 400 server completes Seagate’s full-line of small and home office business solutions, providing customers with an variety of either plug-and-play or customizable four-bay NAS products from which to choose. With products ranging from 1TB to 8TB, businesses and advanced consumers can buy what they need now and have the confidence that their storage capacity can scale as their business or storage needs grow.
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  2. b82rez New Member

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    This looks pretty decent to be honest!
  3. mlee49


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    I would really love to see TPU review NAS setups. Transfer rates are all over the place from the reviews I've read and some dont even come with hard drives.
  4. HillBeast

    HillBeast New Member

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    It looks nice, but I simply don't trust anything Seagate has made since they merged with Maxtor. All their drives are cheap and nasty and unreliable and I can see this looking good but on the inside it will be stuck together with sticky tape and glue.

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