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The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and 420 are network-attached storage devices, available in capacities ranging from 2 TB to 8 TB.

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Pros

easy to use and set up

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3-year limited warranty

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DLNA and iTunes server capable

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LCD screen displays a variety of important information from drive temperatures, drive and fan health, LAN port configuration etc...

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4 USB ports for adding external storage or connecting wired-only printers

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quick dismount and remount

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very fast performance

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external power supply - keeps device cooler

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easy to remove and replace the cooling fan

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fast at building RAID configurations

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tool-less drive swap

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dual Gigabit ports

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quality build - thick metal walls

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Cons

Download service must include TORRENT client

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display is very basic and old school

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high price for the majority of consumers

3 agree

Downgrade for firmware is not supported.

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display stays lit all the time

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not available without drives

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Media Server configuration is basic and not flexible

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HDD trays are made by plastics. One of four broke right after first use.

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DLNA compatibility is VERY weak. Not really useful.

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Media server functional is broken

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Support found to be lacking

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The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and 420 are network-attached storage devices, available in capacities ranging from 2 TB to 8 TB, designed for small to medium-size businesses. Utilizing an ethernet interface, each model holds data and conducts automatic backups for up to 50 workstations. The NAS 420 features 2TB of storage, with drives installed in two of four bays; the 440 is available in 4, 6, and 8-TB models, with all four bays filled. The drives are user-replaceable, and each model features four USB ports which enable printers and additional hard drives to be added to an office network. The NAS 440 and 420 also support DLNA media streaming and Microsoft Active Directory.

Features

 

  • Network-attached storage
  • 2-8 TB
  • Ethernet interface
  • Supports up to 50 workstations
  • RAID 0/1/5/10, JBOD configurations
  • Built-in LCD
  • Adjustable data encryption
  • Browser-based internet access to data
  • User-replaceable drives
  • 4 USB ports
  • DLNA, iTunes media streaming
  • Microsoft Active Directory support
  • FTP server functionality

 

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