Seagate today announced the Seagate BlackArmor suite of network-attached, workstation and portable storage solutions designed to meet the digital asset management needs of small business professionals.
The first two products to be announced for this new family of small business storage solutions are the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and BlackArmor NAS 420 servers. Each is a four-bay NAS device, populated with Seagate disk drives. In the case of the BlackArmor NAS 420, it comes with two drives in a four drive chassis. The BlackArmor NAS 440 comes fully populated with four drives. Capacities vary from 2TB in the BlackArmor NAS 420, to a maximum capacity of 8TB in the BlackArmor NAS 440.
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 network storage servers come with on-board LCD Screen, displaying settings and status information ? including event alerts ? and intuitive management utility for easy configuration and data access. The servers also deliver continuous and automatic backup of business-critical data on up to 50 networked computers(1) with full-system backup and RAID options as well as
individual file to entire volume encryption with software management for access control at file and folder level with password protection and encryption.
When away from the office, the servers can be accessed from the road with an Internet browser without any extra installs or software.
The available four USB ports can be can be used to attach external USB drives for offsite rotation in order to guard against the consequences of natural disasters. BlackArmor network storage servers also ship with an external power supply and user-serviceable fan to cover foreseeable failure points and thus minimize downtime.
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and BlackArmor NAS 420 network servers support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later. Both network servers can be purchased through channel partners and select retailers at the following manufacturers? suggested retail prices (MSRP):
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 network servers ? four-bay, two drive configuration $799.99 USD for 2TB
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 network servers ? four-bay, four drive configuration $1,199.99 USD for 4TB, $1,699.99 USD for 6TB and $1,999.99 USD for 8TB scheduled available for May.