Seagate unveils storage appliances for small business

By on June 22, 2009, 4:40 PM
Seagate is strengthening its external storage portfolio for small business today with the announcement of three new BlackArmor product offerings. The first is a network attached storage appliance called the BlackArmor NAS 220, which will be released in 2 and 4TB configurations, and is designed to provide data protection for up to 20 computers.

It can automatically and continuously back up networked computers, features two USB 2.0 ports to connect external drives, printers or an UPS, and sports two hard disk drives that can be configured with RAID 0 and 1 options but are not hot-swappable. The NAS 220 will be available in July, priced at $430 or $700 depending on storage capacity.

Also new are two BlackArmor external hard drives. The WS 110 includes a single 1TB ($159.99) or 2TB ($309.99) external hard drive with backup and encryption software, plus eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces. The PS 110 is smaller (500GB) and lighter than the WS 110, and goes for $159.99.

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Guest said:

Is it just me or does anyone else shudder when they hear the name Seagate mentioned in the same sentence as "hard drive"? I've had too many Seagate drives fail on me in the past (most recently 2 months ago) to consider any "backup solution" they may come up with.... (BSEE/IT)

tengeta tengeta said:

Get out WD fanboy, every manufacturer of desktop drives has a high failure rate. Seagate has just seen the most press coverage as of late. I've had fairly equal death rates across all manufacturers through over a hundred HDD's, you want reliable you better pay up and go enterprise.

Guest said:

How is personal experience in any way associated with press coverage, ***? I've worked with hundreds of hdds and have personally seen that the failure rate in Seagate drives to be much higher than other brands. Perhaps my trust in Seagate products is much lower than that of other manufacturers. For my money, the manufacturer is definitely *not* Seagate for stability and performance.

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