Friday, August 27, 2010

Thumbs down: Seagate BlackArmor 220 NAS

I am selling Seagate Blackarmor NAS I bought three days ago! Why? Well, basically I did not do enough research. This NAS looks good but that's about the only thing it does well.

For one it does not support Mac, which is very big concern for me. I need a NAS that can work with Mac AFP protocol, support iSCSI, support TimeMachine AND encrypt volumes at the same time. Seagate, as it seems, only supports the latter. The integrate looks so 2000 with basic HTML. Compare it to QNAP's Ajax driven interface.

One more nail to the coffin - the DLNA streaming to my PS3 does not work.

Yes, you guessed, I am selling Seagate and buying QNAP, 259 Pro specifically.

So Seagate, come to your senses and produce something that is not just for Windows users and works well for media streaming.

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1 comment:

  1. just bought the 220 blackarmor and the dlna is working fine from my ps3. i don't care about mac compatibility tho since i am win7 user.