Seagate Launches 3 More SMB Storage Devices

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-06-22 Print this article Print

Seagate Technology by adding to its BlackArmor line is making a statement that it wants to own the branded SOHO storage market and not simply be known as the world's largest supplier of spinning disk drives to other manufacturers.

Following its corporate upheaval in January, Seagate Technology has made it clear that it wants to own the branded small office/home office storage market and not simply be known as the world's largest supplier of spinning disk drives to other manufacturers.

Seagate on June 22 expanded its growing portfolio of external storage products for small and midsize businesses by adding three appliances to its popular BlackArmor line: a new NAS (network-attached storage) appliance and two new external drives.

The BlackArmor NAS 220, which will become available in July, is a two-drive appliance that features RAID 0 and 1 options but has no hot-swap components. It lists for $449.99 (2TB) and $699.99 (4TB).

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

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On April 27, Seagate launched the Seagate Replica, a direct-attached desktop hard drive for desktops, laptops or netbook computers that will probably see a lot of action in corporate settings.

The Replica automatically backs up documents, databases, graphics and other content using a double-USB connection. It comes on as soon as it's plugged in, and doesn't require any intervention by the user to work.

On Sept. 23, 2008, Seagate moved into the online storage service market with a wholly owned subsidiary called i365 that comprises its EVault, MetaLINCS and Seagate Recovery Services companies, which previously were operating loosely under the name Seagate Services.

Go here for more information on the three new BlackArmor products.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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