This external hard drive looks very much the same as the USB 2.0 version we reviewed last year: it's slim, well-designed, and very portable. The only difference, and also the most significant one, is the fact that it now uses the USB 3.0 connection, instead of USB 2.0.
USB 3.0 has a top speed of up to 5GBps, and Seagate accommodates … Read more
You probably won't be able to get a hold of a motherboard that has a built-in USB 3.0 controller, like the VL810 SuperSpeed from VIA, but if you want the taste of the new USB SuperSpeed, Seagate has something to offer.
The company announced Tuesday at CES 2010 its first USB 3.0 external hard drive all-in-one performance kit for laptops.
The kit comes with both the USB 3.0-based external hard drive, the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0, and an USB 3.0 add-in controller card. The controller card is a PC card adapter that fits in … Read more
This week's winner is Adul S. of Chicago, IL
Here we go again with another installment of the weekly Crave giveaway. This week's gadget: the Seagate 500GB Blackarmor PS 110, a pretty sweet external hard drive from Seagate.
In case you're wondering what CNET really thinks about it, CNET editor Justin Yu has given the recently released PS 110 high marks. He says, "A sexy slim design and backup software set make a compelling argument for the Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 external hard drive" (read the full review here).
Normally, the Seagate 500GB Blackarmor costs … Read more
Ever since we took a look at the Black Armor External Hard Drive last year, we've been anxious to see what else Seagate has in store for the line. Today, they announced three new additions to the BlackArmor line of externals: a NAS server, an external desktop drive, and a new portable HDD.The BlackArmor NAS 220 Storage Server is designed for small businesses and home networks that need one place to park their data. The package includes licenses for up to five different computers to protect up to 20 systems, and you can purchase more on Seagate's … Read more
I got my hands on Seagate's BlackArmor 440 NAS server and it seems different from most NAS servers I've reviewed.
The BlackArmor 440 is one of two products in the BlackArmor NAS server family that Seagate introduced last Tuesday. The other is the BlackArmor 420. The only difference between the two is the 420 ships with only two hard drives preinstalled, leaving two bays empty, while the 440 comes fully populated with four drives. Both devices are aimed at business and home office environments.
These are the first NAS servers that are truly from Seagate. The company does sell and support a few others, such as the Central Axis, but under a different brand.
The BlackArmor NAS server has a rugged and compact look for a four-bay NAS server and comes with an easy-to-use, tool-free design. It can take up to four SATA hard drives of up to 2TB of storage.
Unlike other NAS servers I've seen, the BlackArmor has four USB ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The USB port can host other external USB hard drives that can be set to contain the backup of the NAS server's internal storage. According to Seagate, this allows for offsite backup rotation.
I've grown rather cynical about industry standards, but I am pretty bullish on IEEE 1667 (aka: "Standard Protocol for Authentication in Host Attachments of Transient Storage Devices"). This standard should improve security and may have other benefits as well.
Here's the thing: We all have a plethora of flash drives, MP3 players, and USB disk drives. Yes, these may be a great way to replicate music or transport files, but they also create a huge security vulnerability. When you plug in the 250GB drive you bought at Fry's Electronics at lunch, you can steal a … Read more