Jul 13, 2010

Seagate Unveils Customisable Small Business Network Storage Server

SCOTTS VALLEY, California - Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced the BlackArmor® NAS 400 network storage server, a secure, scalable and reliable four-bay network storage enclosure designed for the growing storage needs of small businesses and households. This newest addition to the Seagate BlackArmor family of storage solutions allows customers to customise the box to meet their specific requirements and add more storage as needed. Available immediately via Seagate.com and CDW, the BlackArmor NAS 400 server can be purchased for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$399.99.

The BlackArmor NAS 400 server gives customers the option to install the disc drives of their choice, selecting from an variety of Seagate-certified products¹ including Seagate Barracuda® low power drives, Barracuda 3.5 inch 7,200 RPM drives or the new Barracuda® XT hybrid drive for maximum performance. A scalable solution, the BlackArmor NAS 400 server allows customers to start by inserting one drive and add up to three more as their business grows.

Similar to Seagate's other two- and four-bay NAS solutions, the BlackArmor NAS 400 network storage server includes:

  • Backup and protection tools for up to 50² network-connected PCs with incremental and full system automatic backup.
  • User-configurable RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD capabilities, providing a variety of data protection options to help avoid data loss due to hard drive failure.
  • Hot-swappable drives — no tools required.
  • Microsoft® Active Directory 2003/2008 support.
  • Secure remote access with intuitive, web-based management interface, allowing customers to designate user access manually or integrate with Microsoft® Active Directory 2003/2008.
  • Windows 7 certification.
  • Ability to centralize, stream and share media files and documents from computers on a network; share them with other DLNA® compliant devices and computers on the network running iTunes® software.
  • Full system recovery of the operating system, programs and settings, in the event of a system crash or failure, with SafetyDrill+™ software.
  • Event notification to help prevent and manage drive errors or disruption.
  • Four additional USB ports to connect extra USB storage, share a USB printer or connect an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to safeguard against power failure.
  • A three-year limited warranty.

The BlackArmor NAS 400 server completes Seagate’s full line of small and home office business solutions, providing customers with an variety of either plug-and-play or customisable four-bay NAS products from which to choose. With products ranging from 1TB to 8TB, businesses and advanced consumers can buy what they need now and have the confidence that their storage capacity can scale as their business or storage needs grow.

For further information, contact:

Siobhan Lyons, SEAGATE, +1 (408) 328-2247, siobhan.m.lyons@seagate.com

Nathan Papadopulos, SEAGATE, +1 (408) 328-2167, nathan.papadopulos@seagate.com

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© 2010 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. BlackArmor, Barracuda and SafetyDrill+ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes; and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. The export or re-export of hardware or software containing encryption may be regulated by the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (for more information go to http://www.bis.doc.gov/). Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

¹ Complete list of Seagate certified drives for use in the BlackArmor NAS family of products is available at Seagate.com.

² Product is shipped with 10 licences, but more can be purchased from Seagate.com in 2-pack and 5-pack bundles.