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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 (Page 1)

Seagate has a popular NAS server line to go with their expanded retail product list. Chris takes a look to see what the BlackArmor has to offer.
Chris Ramseyer | Dec 22, 2010 at 8:30 am CST - 0 mins, 51 secs time to read this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Seagate

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Introduction

We all know Seagate's consumer and enterprise products, but Seagate also has a growing list of end user storage products. For the last couple of years we've pretty much ignored these consumer and entry level enterprise products, since we tend to focus on raw hard drives; but that is about to change.

Today we are looking at Seagate's BlackArmor 400 Series of network storage products. On paper the BlackArmor 400, 420 and 440 look like solid contenders to the Thecus and QNAP NAS servers we write about on a regular basis. The one area on paper that has us excited is pricing; the BlackArmor 400 Series has a total cost that is less than what the two giants in the NAS server market deliver.

Being our first review of the Seagate BlackArmor, we will be putting the 420 model through the ringer testing not only the products data transfer performance, but also take a look at the software and user interface. There's a lot to talk about, so let's just jump right in and get started.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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