What are the minimum system requirements for the BlackArmor drives?
Is Maxtor BlackArmor compatible with Mac OS X (Tiger/Leopard)
There is no support for the Macintosh operating systems.
Is Maxtor BlackArmor compatible with Linux
There is no support for Linux operating systems.
What are the maximum capacity points for the Maxtor BlackArmor drives?
What are some Key Features of Maxtor BlackArmor:
Where is the installation Software located?
BlackArmor installation software is located in what is called the Pre-Boot Area; a protected area of the drive and is accessible as a virtual CD-ROM upon initial connection of the drive. Maxtor BlackArmor Software can also be downloaded from the Seagate's Website.
What type of Software comes with Maxtor BlackArmor?
Maxtor Manager is the software provided with the BlackArmor Drive and is comprised of two portions:
How do Maxtor BlackArmor Host Application and Maxtor OneTouch 4 Software(s) (Maxtor Manager) compare?
The following Table identifies Maxtor Manager features and which products provide these features.
|Feature||OneTouch 4||OneTouch 4 Mini/Plus||BlackArmor|
|Backup/Restore of User Files/Folders||x||x||x|
|Maxtor Auto Software Update||x||x||x|
|OneTouch Button Customization||x||x|
|Adjust Power Management||x||x||x|
|Maxtor Folder Encryption||x|
|Full Disk Encryption||x|
Will the Maxtor Manager bundled with BlackArmor identify Seagate External and Seagate FreeAgent Drives connected to my computer?
No. The Maxtor Manager will only identify the following external drives:
What will the Maxtor Manager's Backup feature back up?
The Backup feature by default will back up the following:
What won't the Maxtor Manager's Backup feature back up?
The Backup feature will not back up the following:
What will the Maxtor Manager's Sync feature do?
With Sync, files can be synchronized between two or more computers allowing users to have the most up-to-date files.
Can I use Sync to synchronize data between Windows XP and Windows Vista computers?
No. Due to the differences between Windows XP and Windows Vista default folder structures, data cannot be synchronized between these operating systems.
What won't the Maxtor Manager's Sync feature synchronize?
The Sync feature will not synchronize the following:
What type of encryption does Maxtor BlackArmor use?
Maxtor BlackArmor uses the 128-bit AES - Encryption method certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
What is the easiest way to lock the BlackArmor drive?
The easiest and quickest way to lock the BlackArmor drive is by disconnecting the drive via a system shutdown or Safe Removal.
What do I do if I lose or forget my BlackArmor drive's Password?
There is no way to recover a lost/forgotten password. In the event that this happens, you must perform a KeyEraseTM using the Maxtor Manager software. Once erased, you will have to reconfigure, repartition and reformat before redeployment/use.
BlackArmor is extremely secure...are there other things I need to do to ensure my data is secure?
BlackArmor's Full-Disk Encryption is one of the most robust security/portable drives on the market. However there are other things you need to think about with regards to securing your data:
How do I simply copy files and folders to my BlackArmor Drive?
Copying data to your BlackArmor drive can be accomplished through various methods found in your operating system. Refer to your operating system documentation for more information.