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Seagate adds BlackArmor NAS 400, ships sans storage

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Jul 14, 2010
  1. Seagate has added the NAS 400 to its line of BlackArmor servers, which is already home to the NAS 110, 220, 420 and 440. The 400 is identical to the 420 and 440, except it ships without storage, giving you full control over what drives are installed. It supports up to 8TB of storage, Windows, Mac and Linux systems as well as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD configurations.

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  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    If you plan on using the RAID capabilities of the NAS, you'd probably want to pick up drives that aren't "eco-class". This is because these drives will stop spinning and park themselves to save energy , which means that to access data, they got to spin back up. This delay can cause a RAID controller to label the drive faulty or unresponsive and degrade your array unnecessarily.
  3. UglyChild

    UglyChild TS Rookie Posts: 31

    They call it BlackArmor, yet i can remove the drives with out using a key.
  4. I really like the idea of these and have been wanting one for years... but they are still a bit too expensive I think and the drive capacities aren't high enough. I wanted a 8-bay one for under $500, but since that was (and still is) un-do-able, I just built a basic file server and used Linux.

    Seriously what are you getting for this $400? I just can't imagine that a 4-bay NAS is worth that much cash.

    Oh well... at least we're heading in the right direction, just seems a slowly progressing market.
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Looks like Drobo now has some good competition. I'd like to see a price war break out, and the consumer win.

    Guest, I think what you're getting on top of storage is the licenses to use their back-up software. Which I've seen and it's pretty easy to use and works well (at least in Windwos XP).
  6. Well one should think for a sec. the drives that come with it are Enterprise drives (server grade) not consumer grade witch are way cheaper the server grades are designed to run 24/7 and have heavy traffic access 24/7 and won't fail no where near as often as consumer grades will so it is a quality over quantity
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