Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Network Storage Server

Seagate’s new BlackArmor NAS 440 Network Storage Server. Seagate has just launched their BlackArmor new line of network attached storage (NAS) devices called BlackArmor NAS 440 and 420 aimed at the small business market as well as for SOHO users. BlackArmor NAS stores up to 8TB of encrypted data. These storage servers come with software which makes it possible to automate the backup of your computers. The NAS 420 is priced at 9.99 while the NAS 440 costs 99.99 with 4TB, 99.99 for 6TB, and 99.99 for 8TB.

BlackArmor NAS are practically plug-and-play devices which back up automatically and not only store the data and digital content but also protect it from being lost. The BlackArmor NAS 440 storage server has four drive bays with such features as hot-swap of internal drives for archival or replacement with RAID security provided or remote access without additional software installations. The BlackArmor is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and OS X. The network attached storage (NAS) devices also allows archiving and restoring your data.

There are built-in LCD displays, showing status information including event alerts in both systems, offering backups of up to 50 computers connected to a network. You may be in control of your data via LCD display and BlackArmor Manager Administrator software. The NAS supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and JBOD. The drives can be removed without screwdrivers or downtime. Data is confidently stored on the devices, providing a lot of archival capacity. Other features include the use of dual RJ45 (gigabit) ethernet ports, 7200RPM SATA II disks, NAS-to-NAS replication for backup, support for Windows Server Active Directory with both HTTP and FTP download servers.