Seagate Debuts Two BlackArmor Network Storage Servers
Seagate releases two BlackArmor NAS servers, one a 4-bay and the other a 2-bay.Storage specialist Seagate introduced the BlackArmor NAS 220 and NAS 440 network storage server, 2-bay and 4-bay, respectively, desktop network attached storage solutions aimed at small to medium-size business (SMBs). Initially, both solutions will come pre-populated with 3TB drives in each bay and will be offered exclusively for 30-days through the company's Web site and select online retailers. For the first 30 days, technology retailer CDW will provide the 12TB NAS 440 for a manufacturer's suggested price of $1,900, and online IT retailer NewEgg will sell the NAS 220 6TB for a suggested price of $649.99. Both the NAS 440 and NAS 220 network storage servers are designed to help businesses with up to 50 employees, providing software management tools that are compatible across the family, support for Microsoft Active Directory 2000, 2003, 2008 for populating users and groups, hardware-based encryption, remote access with the included, Web-based Seagate Global Access service and FTP functionality.
The appliances also feature quick start features, ability to view or map shared volumes to a computer, or back up the PC from which a user is working from, using the BlackArmor Discovery tool software, which automatically displays all BlackArmor NAS products connected to the network. In addition, the servers offer full-system backup and recovery through SafetyDrill+ software, which allows computers to be restored to a previous point in time.