Seagate broadens small business NAS server range

Seagate has introduced what it claims are the industry’s highest-capacity four-bay and two-bay desktop network attached storage devices, which it is aiming at small businesses

The BlackArmor NAS 440 and BlackArmor NAS 220 network storage servers extend the capacity range of Seagate’s BlackArmor family of storage devices, which now scales from 1TB to 12TB.

Initially, both bits of kit will come pre-populated with 3TB drives in each bay and will be offered for 30-days through Seagate.com as well as a pair of selected online retailers.

The NAS boxes feature hardware-based encryption, with the added precaution of email Event notification which alerts the user to status changes to the server.

The BlackArmor NAS 440 server is configured with RAID 5 and ships with 10 backup software licences out-of-the-box, while the BlackArmor NAS 220 server ships with RAID 1 configuration for automatic data mirroring and five backup software licences.

Seagate said that for the first 30 days, CDW will provide the 12TB BlackArmor NAS 440 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,899.99, and NewEgg will sell the BlackArmor NAS 220 6TB for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $649.99.