Seagate Blackarmor NAS 440
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The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 storage server is a complete, small-business-specific network storage solution designed to provide optimum uptime and data integrity to ensure business continuity for up to 50 workstations. Continuously and automatically protect business-critical data with incremental and full-system backup, bare metal restore (full-system restore) and individual file to entire volume encryption. Access files securely over the Internet from any popular web browser - no special soft... Read more
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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440/420 Review
User reviews and opinions
|opeon84||12:56pm on Monday, November 1st, 2010|
|Never again We have now returned two of these for full refund. Only worth it as a toy We got one of these, and have had problems with it non-stop. First a drive failed. That would normally not be a problem.|
|batami16||7:51am on Monday, November 1st, 2010|
|This unit is NOT reliable at all. This is my ... It looks nice. Hot swap drives but never tried to hot swap. I doubt I will attempt it It is slow. Based on the nice hardware profile and positi... Sleek, compact unit. Removable/replaceable fan is a nice touch.|
|markpace||3:18pm on Monday, September 27th, 2010|
|As a user of the original SPV I was unsure about upgrading to the E200. However, I have absolutely no regrets. The included software. When I got it working, the mouse reacted sluggishly. The keyboard never worked.|
|justaboutright||2:19am on Sunday, September 12th, 2010|
|NAS 440 now a doorstop after two purchases and two replacements under warranty we can definitely say - stay away. horrible reliability.|
|udammann||6:21am on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010|
|For the previous e100 a software update was made available to extend battery life. I believe that removing the SD card elongates battery life.|
|Miniwood||8:20am on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010|
|The drive was designed prior to the updated Apple OSX and unfortunately Seagate did not factor in upgargde development for Mac users.|
|JDDomine||10:53pm on Friday, March 12th, 2010|
|As the product is fairly new, there are few software options at the present time. Its easy to use but I would change one thing with regard to SMS.|
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BlackArmor NAS 440/420 Storage Servers
The Secure, Centralized Network Storage Solution for Small Business
Businesses with 50 or fewer employees, including home-based businesses, need to store ever-increasing amounts of critical business and financial data, and protect that information against loss. Though their budgets are limited, their storage and backup needs are just as vital as those of the worlds largest multinational corporations. Yet few have a formal plan for backing up valuable files regularly, and even fewer have the luxury of IT support. Seagate Technology is answering this need for high-volume storage that protects against data loss. The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440/420 storage servers are expandable network-attached storage solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of small businesses and small-office/home-office (SOHO) users. Compatible with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5, the new Seagate BlackArmor NAS storage servers provide business-grade, high-capacity, redundant data storage at a low cost per gigabyte. Easy for nontechnical people to manage, the BlackArmor NAS storage server, through its multiple RAID configuration options, protects against data loss due to hardware failure. The BlackArmor NAS storage server even provides secure remote access, allowing mobile workers the ability to read and write files from anyplace with an Internet connection. Comprehensive Protection The BlackArmor NAS storage server enclosure accommodates up to four Seagate Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives of 1 TB, 1.5 TB or 2 TB each, for a total unformatted storage capacity of up to 8 TB. The flagship model BlackArmor NAS 440 storage server includes four installed drives and is preconfigured for RAID 5 operation, which combines three or more hard drives to protect all stored data against the loss of any one drive. The BlackArmor NAS 420 model ships with two drives installed in a RAID 1 configuration (called mirroring) that stores all data on each drive to protect against the
loss of either. You can expand the BlackArmor NAS 420 model in seconds with the addition of one or two additional drives as your storage needs grow.1 BlackArmor NAS storage servers support creation of up to four logical volumes, each of which can vary in size and be configured at a different RAID level. Doing so keeps different types of data separate and allows selection of a RAID protection level best-suited for the type of data in each volume. Separate volumes that store a business important word processing and accounting files, and backups of workers computers are likely best served by RAID 10, which provides the highest level of protection. Files that require protection with faster read/ write performance, such as a transactional database, might be stored in a different volume configured for RAID 1. For files that require the highest data transfer rates, such as downloaded movies and other streaming media, the volume can be configured as RAID 0, which provides the speediest performance but does not provide the benefit of data protection. With the Seagate BlackArmor NAS storage server, its not only possible to do all of these simultaneously, it takes just a few minutes to set up through the browserbased administrative interface. The flexibility of the BlackArmor NAS storage server design allows it to perform multiple storage tasks simultaneously. Two primary uses are centralized, shared file storage in a networked environment and the ability to back up files from up to 50 connected computers using the included Seagate BlackArmor Backup software.2 Additional capabilities include media streaming, replication of the units contents to a second BlackArmor NAS storage server via a direct connection that bypasses the network and full support for Microsoft Active Directory. Four built-in USB ports support reading from and writing to USB hard drives or flash drives, communicating with an uninterruptible power supply, and sharing of a USB printer. Files on the BlackArmor NAS storage server can be securely accessed from
anywhere in the world via the free Seagate Global Access service and the FTP server function. All the authorizations for these access points are managed by the primary administrator. Continuous Reliability The BlackArmor NAS storage server design is intended to ensure reliable, continuous operation. The units two to four internal Seagate drives are hot-swappable and can each be replaced in just seconds without the need to power down the unit. The result is minimal downtime in the rare event of a drive failure. The dual Ethernet ports, when simultaneously connected to the network, can be configured to provide fail-over redundancy. A key consideration in any storage system is heat dissipation. For all of their ultra-lowfriction efficiency, hard drives generate heat as they spin at high speeds, and heat is the enemy of electronic circuitry. Seagate engineers surmounted this challenge in two ways. First, the drives are oriented vertically inside the BlackArmor NAS storage server enclosure, providing an optimal air-flow path for efficient heat dissipation. The units nearly silent, highefficiency, ball bearing fan provides the boost necessary to maintain the correct air-flow rate across the drives. Like the drives, the fan itself is also field replaceable. The second aspect of heat dissipation, dealing with the units power supply, was solved in an ingenious way. Instead of locating the power supply within the BlackArmor NAS storage server enclosure, similar to a desktop computer, Seagate engineers opted to think outside the boxliterally. They chose an external power supply, similar to that of a laptop computer. This clever solution solves several problems simultaneously: heat generated by the power supply is no longer a factor, the BlackArmor NAS storage server enclosure can be made more compact, and, should a power supply ever malfunction, replacement requires only disconnecting the old power supply and plugging in a new one.
1 RAID 5 requires three or more drives, four is preferred. RAID 10 requires four drives configured in pairs. 2 Includes 10 licenses; additional licenses up to 50 available.
Backup-Ready Backing up files regularly is just as important to small businesses and SOHO workers as it is to the worlds largest corporations. Seagate BlackArmor Backup software, a Windows-based program included with each BlackArmor NAS storage server, automates this daily chore by backing up files to a designated BlackArmor NAS RAID-protected volume. Files are easily restored using the BlackArmor Backup software. Making the chore of backing up an automated process ensures that no files are missed and that all backed up data resides in a central location instead of on stacks of CDs or on individual USB hard drives that would be difficult to round up in an emergency. BlackArmor Backup software greatly simplifies the task of locating a single file, each from any PC3 on the network. Without centralized backup, the cost of recovering data becomes very expensive. According to a February 2009 study, each compromised customer record incident costs US$202.4 For a small business whose 20 clients have 1000 records each, the total cost exceeds US$4 million. For further protection, the SafetyDrill bare metal recovery feature allows you to restore your entire system in the event of catastrophic computer failure.
Management Tools For businesses that use an outside systems integrator or consultant to provide IT support on an as-needed basis, BlackArmor NAS storage server includes a wealth of management and administrative tools. The built-in Web-based management interface, directly addressable through a local IP address or accessible remotely via the Internet, provides comprehensive configuration capabilities for creating volumes, setting up network shares managing support for Microsoft Active Directory, and DNS-based naming. Seagate intelligent error-sensing technology, alert email notification, NTP time synchronization, automatic IP address assignment via DHCP or setting a fixed address are just a few of the dozens of options available. Conclusion BlackArmor NAS 440/420 storage servers provide affordable, easily managed, centralized network storage and secure remote access, and are the breakthrough in data reliability that small businesses have been waiting for. Part of the growing family of Seagate BlackArmor storage products, BlackArmor NAS storage servers optimize uptime, simplify data management and are ready to expand as the businesss storage needs grow. At last, even the smallest businesses can now enjoy the benefits of RAID, ensuring that their data is safe, secure and protected against loss due to hardware failure.
3 BlackArmor Backup software is not currently available for Mac OS. There are 10 licenses included with the purchase. Additional licenses are available for purchase from Seagate. BlackArmor Backup software can support up to 50 computers with one BlackArmor NAS storage server. 4 U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study, published by PGP Corp. and the Ponemon Institute, Feb. 2009, (http://www.pgp.com/insight/newsroom/press_releases/2008_annual_study_cost_of_data_breach.html).
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Copyright 2009 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. BlackArmor, Global Access and SafetyDrill are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of 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 computers 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. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications. TP604.1-0905US, May 2009
When the LEDs indicate a change in setting or status, information about this change appears on the LCD screen.
A Reset button that lets you reset your BlackArmor server user name and password to their original settings.
LCD Screen LCD Screen Navigation Buttons
Server DoorCovers Four Disk Drives (Not Shown)
Power Button System Status LED LAN 2 LED LAN 1 LED
USB Port 1
Front of BlackArmor Server
Power Port Reset Button LAN Port 1 LAN Port 2 Figure 2: Back of BlackArmor Server 4 USB Ports
What You Can Do With the BlackArmor Server
In general, you can use your BlackArmor server to: Create a central storage place for the files you want to share with other people on your local network or over the Internet. Create and maintain automatic backup copies of all your fileseven your operating systems. Share your filescontracts, business presentations, progress reports, and so onwith other people on your local network or with business clients over the Internet. Recover quickly from a computer disaster, such as the unintentional deletion of important files, the failure of a disk drive, the loss or theft of your computer. Access your BlackArmor server over the Internet from anywhere in the world to download files that you need where you are, or upload files that you want to secure or share while youre out of the office. Share a USB printer with other people on your local network. Create a media server so that everyone on your local network can enjoy downloaded photos, videos, and music. Enable the iTunes service on the server so that users can stream music directly to a network computer with iTunes installed.
The Difference Between a BlackArmor Administrator and User
In addition to the features that can be used by everyone, such as file sharing, your BlackArmor server has behind-the-scenes, administrative features that should be accessed by only one or two people who are referred to in this guide as BlackArmor administrators. Everyone who accesses the BlackArmor server is referred to in this guide as a BlackArmor user.
About BlackArmor Administrators
BlackArmor administrators have full access to all features and settings on the BlackArmor server, and to all files stored on it. A BlackArmor administrator can: Change any server setting Create and modify user accounts and group accounts Set up and modify folders (or shares) Update the servers firmware Replace a failed disk drive
How to Get Started
Reset the servers name and password to the original settings
About BlackArmor Users
2. Install the BlackArmor software (see page 16). You dont need to install BlackArmor Backup if you are already using other software for regular file backups. 3. Connect to the server and the folder shares you have access to using BlackArmor Discovery (see page 17). 4. Share your files by saving them to shares that can be accessed by other people on your local network or over the Web. 5. (Optional) Create a full backup of your important files, or set up recurring backups, using BlackArmor Backup (see page 50). 6. (Optional) If a USB printer has been connected to the BlackArmor server, add it to your list of available printers, following your operating systems instructions.
3. Getting Started with Your BlackArmor Server
Introduction Setup Steps for Administrators Getting Started as a BlackArmor User
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for installing and setting up your BlackArmor server and software. If you are not a BlackArmor administrator, skip to page 24.
Note: For an overview of the setup steps, see How to Get Started on page 13.
This illustration shows the layout and location of a typical BlackArmor server and software setup.
Administrator Installs: BlackArmor Discovery BlackArmor Backup (optional)
LAN Users Install: BlackArmor Discovery BlackArmor Backup (optional)
USB Printer (Optional)
Switch or Router
BlackArmor Manager embedded on the server (accessible using Web browser) Figure 3: Typical BlackArmor Setup and Installation
Setup Steps for Administrators
If you are not a BlackArmor administrator, skip to page 24.
Installing the BlackArmor Server and Software
Before you begin: Ensure that your computer meets the requirements listed on page 8. Ensure that you have a solid, flat, stable surface for the server to sit on in an area with reliable ventilation. Ensure that the servers vents will not be covered or blocked and that the server is not placed near a heat source. Ensure that the server wont be in an area where liquids may be spilled on it. Ensure that you have help lifting the server if you are uncomfortable lifting objects of moderate weight.
4. Select the time zone that represents the location of your server, then set the current date and time. 5. Click Next. 6. Enter and re-enter the new administrator password, then click Next. Seagate highly recommends customizing the administrator password to protect your BlackArmor server and its contents. Passwords can be up to 16 alpha-numeric characters long and are case-sensitive. Good password example: LEag29ue Bad password example: blackarmor 7. Select the network mode you want, then click Next. By default, the BlackArmor servers network mode is set to DHCP. Unless you are part of a large corporation with an IT department, Seagate highly recommends using the DHCP network mode. 8. Click Next to complete the setup. 9. Review the contents of the setup summary. Click Back to make any necessary changes, or click Finish to complete the setup.
Creating Custom Shares
Your BlackArmor server comes with two preconfigured shares: Download and Public. If these two shares meet your current needs, skip to Creating User Accounts on page 19. You can also create your own custom shares using the BlackArmor Manager Web interface. You might want to do this if you want to store files by category, such as client files, project files, or financial archive files; or if you want to store files by business team, such as marketing, accounting, or sales.
To create custom shares: 1. In the menu bar, select Storage, click Shares, then click the Add icon. 2. Enter a name for the new share. To make the share easy to recognize on the server, give it a name thats descriptive and easy to remember. 3. Enter a description of the share. 4. Select the shares owner from the drop-down list of all user accounts. (See Creating User Accounts to create individual user accounts.) 5. Select the types of protocols you want the share to support (see page 34). 6. Select the volume in which to create the share, if there is more than one volume on your server. 7. You can protect files on the share from being accidentally deleted by adding a recycle bin to the share. Deleted files can be recovered from the recycle bin, if necessary. To add a recycle bin, beside Recycle Bin Service, click Enable. 8. You can set the share to download specific types of files into default foldersfor instance, all music files into Music. To automatically sort downloaded files, beside Drag&Sort Service, click Enable. See Special Features of Shares on page 34 for information about this service. 9. You can use your BlackArmor server to share digital photos, videos and music with people on your local network. To set up this service, beside Media Service, click Enable. 10. Click the check box for Share Access to go to the page on which you set up and customize user and group access to this new share. See the BlackArmor Manager online Help for more information. 11. Click Submit. The share is created.
Creating User Accounts
Your BlackArmor server comes with one administrator account only. Your next step is to use BlackArmor Manager to create individual user accounts. Part of creating user accounts is assigning each user access to the default shares or the new shares you create. To create a user account: 1. In the menu bar, select Access, then click Users. 2. Click the Add icon.
3. Customize the account as required: User Name: Name user enters when logging in Admin Rights: Sets the user as a BlackArmor administrator Full Name: Users name Password and Confirm Password: Up to 15 alphanumeric characters that user enters when logging in Group: Group of users to which this account belongs, if any Create User Private Share: Whether or not BlackArmor Manager should create a new private share for this account Volume: Which volume (if there is more than one) the private share should be created in Services: Which type(s) of file service should be supported by the private share
4. Click Submit. The new account appears in the list of user accounts.
Note: You can make it faster and easier to manage access to shares by sorting users into user groups. User groups allow you to modify share access for individuals or entire groups from a single window. See page 36 for more information.
Distributing BlackArmor User Information
Once you have created user accounts, provide these items to each BlackArmor user so they can get started using your BlackArmor server: The BlackArmor Discovery software The BlackArmor Backup software (optional) The users BlackArmor log in name and password The names of the shares that the user has access to, and the limitations of their accessread-only, for instanceif any A copy of this guide and the section the user should read to get started with the BlackArmor server (BlackArmor Users Start Here on page 14)
You can create copies of the software for each BlackArmor user from the supplied CD or download what you need from www.seagate.com/support
Making BlackArmor Accessible Using Seagate Global Access
Note: This step is optional. Only BlackArmor administrators can enable global access for the server.
You can choose to make the BlackArmor servers files and folders accessible over the Web by enabling Global Access in BlackArmor Manager. Seagate Global Access is a service that you can use to view, download, share, and work with the files stored on your BlackArmor server from anywhere in the world. You can also use Global Access to upload files to your BlackArmor server. To access the BlackArmor server over the Web: The administrator must enable Global Access on the server using BlackArmor Manager. This allows the server to be accessed remotely. Each user, including the administrator, must have a Global Access account to use this feature. Anyone who wants to access the BlackArmor server over the Web must have their own Global Access account. (Accounts are free.)
Setting Your BlackArmor as a Media Server
Note: This step is optional. Only BlackArmor administrators can enable the media server feature.
You can use your BlackArmor server to share digital photos, videos and music with people on your local network. The media folders in which you place your files (Our Music, Our Pictures and Our Videos) are available once you enable the Drag&Sort feature using BlackArmor Manager. See the BlackArmor Manager online help for more information. To set up your BlackArmor server as a media server: 1. In the menu bar, select Media, then click Media Service. 2. Beside Service, select Enable. 3. Set the default sorting method for media files, if required, then click Submit.
Your BlackArmor server can also function as an iTunes server so that BlackArmor users can stream music directly to a network computer with iTunes installed, or to an iPod connected to a network computer. 4. Set a recurring time for the server to check for new music. You can set the time from every five minutes to once a day. 5. Click Submit to save the settings. The media service is enabled.
Creating Media and Music Folders
Follow these steps if you need to create the Media Server folders: 1. Start BlackArmor Discovery. 2. Select the server: (Windows) Select the server and then click View Drive Details. (Mac) Select the server in the upper table of the Discovery window and then click Mount Share with the Public share selected in the lower table.
3. Select the Public share and then click View (Windows) or double-click the mounted share (Mac). The share opens. 4. Create the following folders, exactly as shown: Our Music, Our Pictures, Our Videos. You can now place your files to share in the appropriate folders.
Next Steps for Administrators
Before continuing, you should familiarize yourself with the features of your BlackArmor server and software by reviewing this guide. Your BlackArmor server is preconfigured with settings that are appropriate for typical use, so that you can get started storing, sharing, and protecting your files right away (see page 29). You can customize your BlackArmor server as required, using BlackArmor Manager. After the initial setup, you can: Set up group accounts to make it easier to manage access permissions (see page 36). Set up the servers volumes and RAID configurations (see page 31). Set up an on-going archive backup process with a second server on your network (see page 37). Store all your photos, videos, and music files to the server and use it as a media server so that media players on your network can access your files (see page 38). Monitor the server locally or remotely (see page 39).
Your Role as a BlackArmor Administrator
BlackArmor administrators have full access to all features and settings on the BlackArmor server, and to all files stored on it. Your role as a BlackArmor administrator is to: Manage the storage space available on your BlackArmor server by creating and modifying volumes and shares (see page 30). Control access to the server by creating and managing BlackArmor user accounts (see page 36). Keep your BlackArmor server running smoothly by monitoring the health of the server and its disk drives (see page 39). Keep your BlackArmor server running smoothly by updating its firmware when new versions become available (see page 44).
As a BlackArmor administrator, you can also take advantage of these features to get the most out of your BlackArmor server: Create group accounts to make it faster and easier to manage access to shares. User groups allow you to modify share access for individuals or entire groups from a single window (see page 36). Protect the files stored on your BlackArmor server by setting up recurring archive backups of the complete contents of the server (see page 37). Set up link aggregation, where you connect both LAN ports to your network at the same time in case one link fails (see page 38). Set up the BlackArmor server as a media server, so that BlackArmor users can stream music directly to a network computer or media player with iTunes installed (see page 38). Conserve energyand lower your power billby setting the disk drives in your BlackArmor server to spin down (stop spinning) and enter a standby mode when theyre not in use (see page 42). Connect your BlackArmor server to a UPS, which will provide enough power for you to save whatever files youre working on and properly power off the server in the event of a power failure (see page 43). (Advanced) Ensure that incoming network traffic reaches its destination by using BlackArmor Manager to set up Dynamic DNS (see page 42).
The remainder of this chapter describes your BlackArmor servers default settings, then describes how to change them and use other server features to build the data storage solution that fits your needs.
Your BlackArmor Servers Default Settings
Your BlackArmor server is preconfigured with settings that are appropriate for typical use, so that you can get started storing, sharing, and protecting your files right away: User accountsThe BlackArmor server includes one preconfigured user account for the administrator, which can be modified with a custom password during the initial setup (see page 18). You can also add as many new user accounts as you need using BlackArmor Manager (see page 36). SharesThe BlackArmor server includes two preconfigured shares: Download and Public. You can modify the features of each share to suit your needs, or add new public or private shares using BlackArmor Manager (see page 33). RAID protectionThe BlackArmor server is preconfigured with RAID 5 protection when using four drives. RAID 5 stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks level 5, and is a technology that builds redundancy into your storage system to help keep your data safe from disk drive failures and other catastrophes.
The owner of the share can also grant other people access to some or all of the files on the share by using Global Access. See page 25.
Note: To mount/map more than one private share at a time, each private share must have the same log on credentials.
Private shares are created as part of a BlackArmor users account. To create a private share, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). User accounts are in the Access menu. To modify a shares permission settings, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). Share permissions are in the Access menu. For step-by-step instructions for using BlackArmor Manager, refer to the online Help.
Public shares are not restricted, and BlackArmor users can mount/map as many public shares as they need to. To create a public share, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). Shares are in the Storage menu. For step-by-step instructions for using BlackArmor Manager, refer to the online Help.
Special Features of Shares
These features are available on any share. You can enable or disable them, as required for the purpose of the share: File Protocol SupportFiles are shared between computers on a network using standard file protocols. You can set a share to support any or all of these protocols: CIFS (Common Internet File System)Lets people with different computers running Windows operating systems share files without having to install special software. FTP (File Transfer Protocol)Provides secure file sharing over the Internet between your BlackArmor server and other computers. NFS (Network File System)Provides file sharing with computers running Linux or UNIX operating systems, or computers running NFS client software.
Recycle Bin ServiceYou can protect the files on a share by enabling the BlackArmor Manager Recycle Bin. When the Recycle Bin is enabled on a share, BlackArmor Manager saves files deleted from the share so that they may be retrieved if you need them back. Drag&Sort ServiceYou can set a share to automatically download media files to a specific location on BlackArmor users computers, based on the type of files being downloaded. For instance, downloaded music files would automatically be placed in a folder called Music.
Monitoring Status with the Servers LCD Screen
Your BlackArmor server has an LCD screen on the front that displays current server setting and status information. Use the LCD screen navigation buttons beside the screen to scroll up and down through the information. Press and hold the button for the selected information to view more detail. When an event occurs on the serverfor instance, if you change a setting on the server, or if an error (such as the loss of a network connection or the failure of a disk drive) occursbasic details about the event appear on the LCD screen. If an error has occurred, details about the error remain on the screen until the problem has been fixed.
Monitoring Status with the Servers LEDs
Your BlackArmor server has eight LEDs to help you monitor the status of its components. (See the illustration on page 10 for help locating the LEDs.)
Table 2: LED Power Front and Rear Panel LEDs State and Color Solid Blue Off System Status Solid Blue Solid Amber LAN Port 1 Off Solid Blue Blinking Blue LAN Port 2 Off Solid Blue Blinking Blue Indication Server is powered on Server is powered off Server is ready for use Server has a system error Port has no network connection Port has network connection Network connection is busy Port has no network connection Port has network connection Network connection is busy
Table 2: LED
Front and Rear Panel LEDs State and Color Solid Blue Solid Amber Indication Disk drive is installed and operating properly Disk drive has been removed or has failed Disk drive is installed and operating properly Disk drive has been removed or has failed Disk drive is installed and operating properly Disk drive has been removed or has failed Disk drive is installed and operating properly Disk drive has been removed or has failed
Disk Drive 1
Disk Drive 2
Solid Blue Solid Amber
Disk Drive 3
Disk Drive 4
Using the LEDs to Monitor the Server
1. The System Status LED will indicate when theres a problem. When its blue, the server and its components are working properly. If the System Status LED turns amber, a problem has occurred. 2. Check the LAN port LEDs on the back of the server and the disk drive LEDs behind the door to locate the source of the problem. 3. If one or both LAN port LEDs have gone off, you may have lost your network connection. If a disk drive LED is amber in color, that disk drive may have failed (or been removed). See Chapter 6 Solving Problems on page 53 for help solving the problem.
Using Email Alerts to Monitor Server Status
Note: Only BlackArmor administrators can set up email alerts.
You can use BlackArmor Manager to notify you by email when the status of the server changes or when a server setting is modified. You can set BlackArmor Manager to send email alerts to up to five people. You must have a Seagate Global Access account to receive email messages. To set up email alerts, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). Email alerts are in the System menu. For step-by-step instructions for using BlackArmor Manager, refer to the online Help.
Changing the BlackArmor Servers Advanced Settings
Checking Disk Drive Status Using SMART
Note: Only BlackArmor administrators can complete a SMART diagnosis.
You can use BlackArmor Manager to perform SMART diagnoses on the servers disk drives. SMART stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, a technology built into disk drives that let them automatically monitor their own health and report on possible problems. Running a SMART diagnosis on the servers disk drives on a regular basis can help prevent disk drive failure by catching potential problems early. Because only disk drives that support SMART can be tested with BlackArmor Manager, ensure that you always use SMART disk drives in the server. To run a SMART diagnosis, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). SMART tests are in the System menu. For step-by-step instructions for using BlackArmor Manager, refer to the online Help.
This section describes some of the server settings that you may want to modify to meet your current needs.
Note: Where noted, only people comfortable with advanced technology concepts should attempt to modify the server.
This section discusses: Dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) Settings File Protocol Settings Network Time Protocol (NTP) Settings Power Saving Settings Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Settings Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Settings Web Access Protocol Settings Workgroup and Domain Settings
Dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
Note: Only people familiar with Dynamic DNS should try changing these settings.
Dynamic DNS is a way of maintaining the link between an unchanging domain name (like www.seagate.com) and the constantly changing IP address of a computer that uses DHCP instead of a static IP address. A DDNS service keeps track of changing IP addresses and forwards all network traffic for your domain name to whatever the current IP address is. You can set up Dynamic DNS for your BlackArmor server using BlackArmor Manager. You must select one of the DNS service providers, then set a domain name for the server in BlackArmor Manager. See the Web site of the DNS service provider you choose for more information. To set up DDNS, open BlackArmor Manager (see page 17). Dynamic DNS is in the Network menu. For step-by-step instructions for using BlackArmor Manager, refer to the online Help.
Web Access Protocol Settings
By default, your BlackArmor server is set to the HTTP Web access protocol. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is the most common way that data and files are stored on the Internet. You can set your BlackArmor server to use HTTPS (HTTP over Secure Socket Layer) if you have set SSL on the server. (See Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Settings on page 42.)
Workgroup and Domain Settings
By default, your BlackArmor server is set as a workgroup. A workgroup is a number of computers on a network that share resources. You can add any computer to the servers workgroup, or you can add the server to an existing workgroup. Alternatively, you can set your BlackArmor server as a domain member. A domain is a group of computers administered as a single unit from a central location. When you add the BlackArmor server as a domain member, it is centrally managed by a Windows domain controller, which provides another level of security when users attempt to access the server. Users within the domain receive their own unique accounts and must be authenticated to receive access. The domains administrator must authorize the BlackArmor server as a domain member. You must know the domain administrators user name and password to add your server to a domain. See the BlackArmor Manager online help for instructions on adding the server as a domain member.
Maintaining Your BlackArmor Server
This section explains the basic things you may need to do to properly maintain your BlackArmor. This section discusses: Basic Hardware Safety and Maintenance on page 44 Keeping the Servers Firmware Current on page 44 Resetting Your BlackArmor Server on page 45
Basic Hardware Safety and Maintenance
Follow these guidelines to keep your BlackArmor server operating properly. Failure to do so may result in slower performance or loss of data. Always shut down and restart the server using BlackArmor Manager (for instructions, refer to the BlackArmor Manager online Help) or by pressing the POWER button on the front. Dont just unplug it or shut it down from a power bar. Keep the server on a flat, level, stable horizontal surface. Keep it cool, keep it dry, and dont put anything on it or beside it that might block its vents and allow it to overheat. Clean the outside surfaces of the server with a damp cloth only (dont use cleansers of any kind), and unplug the server before you clean it to avoid possible electric shock. Dont try to open or remove the outer case that houses the server. It is okay to remove and replace disk drives, but dont try to do any other hardware maintenance yourself. Never remove more than one drive at a time. Failure to do so will result in data loss. Call for professional service if: The servers power cord becomes damaged. The server has liquid spilled onto it or is exposed to water. The server has been dropped or if the outer case becomes damaged. The server doesnt operate normally even though youre following all the operating instructions properly.
File Transfer Protocol. A format for exchanging files over the Internet. FTP is commonly used to upload files to or download files from a server over the Internet.
In BlackArmor Manager, a collection of user accounts grouped together to make it faster and easier to manage access to shares. All users in a group have the same level of access to any particular share. See also user account.
To remove and replace a disk drive without first powering off the server.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
Rules for exchanging the most common form of documents (hypertext documents) over the Internet.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer)
Rules for exchanging HTTP documents over encrypted connections.
Just a Bunch of Drives. See span.
The identifier of a computer, server, or other device on a TCP/IP network. IP addresses are a sequence of four numbers separated by periods. (For example, 123.456.78.1.) Every device on your local network has a unique IP address.
A method of increasing the speed of a devices network connection by using more than one Ethernet port simultaneously to connect to the network. If you connect both of your BlackArmor servers LAN ports to your network router or switch and set Aggregation in BlackArmor Manager, both connections work simultaneously and in parallel to move data more quicklysimilar to filling a bucket using two hoses instead of one.
Access to the server from a computer on your local network. Or, manual access to the server, which involves physical contact with the server or its cables. See also remote access.
A level of RAID protection also known as RAID 1. A mirror is built from two disk drives, where one disk drive is a mirror of the other (the same data is stored on each disk drive). Compared to independent disk drives, a mirrored volume provides faster performance, but has only 50% of the capacity.
Network File System. An application that lets all users on a network share files that are stored on different types of computers.
NTP (Network Time Protocol) server
Synchronizes the date and time of computers and servers on a network, based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Data created in volumes with RAID 5 protection thats used to reconstruct files if one of the disk drives in the server fails. See also RAID 5.
A folder that is accessible only to users with permission granted by the shares owner.
Redundant Array of Independent Disks. A technology that combines disk drives together for improved performance and fault tolerance (the ability to withstand the failure of a disk drive).
A level of RAID protection. A volume with RAID 5 is built from a minimum of three disk drives, and uses data striping and parity data to provide redundancy. (Parity is extra information thats used to re-create data if a disk drive fails. In volumes with RAID 5, parity data is striped evenly across the disk drives with the stored data.) Parity data provides data protection, and striping improves performance. See also stripe.
A level of RAID protection. A volume with RAID 10 is built from two or more equal-sized RAID 1 volumes. Data in a volume with RAID 10 is both striped and mirrored. Mirroring provides data protection, and striping improves performance. See also mirror, and stripe.
Access to the server from a computer that is not on your local network. For instance, accessing the server from a clients computer, over the Internet, is remote access. Remote access can also refer to shutting down or resetting the server using BlackArmor Manager instead of physically pressing the Power button. See also local access.
An encryption decoder thats part of SSL, a type of encryption used to protect data being sent over a network or the Internet. RSA stands for Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman, who invented the technology.
Seagate Global Access
A service that you can use to view, download, share, and work with the files stored on your BlackArmor server from anywhere in the world. You can also use Global Access to upload files to your BlackArmor server.
A computer or device on a network that manages resources. The BlackArmor server is a file server, a storage appliance thats dedicated to storing files; it can also be used as a print server, a device that manages one or more printers.
A folder on your BlackArmor server that stores and protects backup files, as well as other files that can be accessed by other people.
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. Technology built into disk drives that let them automatically monitor their own health and report on possible problems. Not all disk drives have SMART support.
A group of disk drives collected in a server, not protected by RAID. Also known as JBOD. See also RAID.
Referring to disk drives, a term that means to stop spinning.
Secure Socket Layer certificate, part of the SSL encryption method. SSL (also known as Transport Layer Security) is a type of encryption used to protect data being sent over a network or the Internet. SSL uses a system of keys, like secret passwords, to send and receive files securely.
Also known as RAID 0. A volume with striping includes two or more disk drives where data is distributed evenly (striped) across the disk drives in equal-sized sections. A striped volume does not maintain redundant data, and so offers no data protection. However, compared to an equal-sized group of independent disks, a striped volume provides faster performance.
Uninterruptible Power Supply. A power supply that has a battery in it that maintains power to a computer or server in the event of a power failure. A UPS is intended to provide enough
power for you to save whatever files youre working on and properly power off the computer or server; its not meant to keep any system running for the duration of a power failure.
Universal Serial Bus. The interface between your computer and the USB devices you plug into it. Your computer communicates with USB devices through the USB interface.
A portable disk drive that connects to a computer with a USB cable, instead of being installed inside the computer itself. Also known as a thumb drive, jump drive, flash drive, or external USB hard drive.
In BlackArmor Manager, a person who can save, back up, and share files using the BlackArmor server, but who cant modify user account, group account, share, or server settings.
An account, with a user name and password, that a person uses to access the BlackArmor server. User accounts have access level permissions associated with them.
Data storage space that can be made up of one or more disk drives, or of only part of a single disk drive.
Web access protocol
The rules for sending information over the Internet. Your BlackArmor server has two Web access protocol choices, HTTP and HTTPS.
A collection of computers on a network that share resources.
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The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 storage server is a complete, small-business-specific network storage solution designed to provide optimum uptime and data integrity to ensure business continuity for up to 50 workstations. Continuously and automatically protect business-critical data with incremental and full-system backup, bare metal restore (full-system restore) and individual file to entire volume encryption. Access files securely over the Internet from any popular web browser - no special software required. Include four energy efficient, reliable Seagate hard drives. All four drives are easily removable without tools and hot-swappable to optimize uptime and data availability.
|Device Type||NAS server|
|Host Connectivity||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Total Storage Capacity||4 TB|
|Installed Devices / Modules Qty||4 (installed) / 4 (max)|
|Built-in Devices||Status LCD|
|Processor / Memory|
|Processors Installed||1.2 GHz|
|RAM Installed||256 MB|
|Controller Interface Type||Serial ATA-300|
|Supported Devices||Hard drive|
|Max Storage Devices Qty||4|
|RAID Level||RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD|
|Type||Hot-swap - 3.5" x 1/3H|
|Capacity||4 x 1 TB|
|Interface Type||Serial ATA-300|
|Spindle Speed||7200 rpm|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Network / Transport Protocol||FTP, Bonjour|
|Remote Management Protocol||HTTP, HTTPS|
|Network Services Compatibility||Apple Bonjour Protocol, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, HTTP, HTTPS|
|Features||E-mail alert, FTP server|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Expansion Bays Total (Free)||4 ( 0 ) x hot-swap - 3.5" x 1/3H|
|Interfaces||2 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A|
|Cables Included||1 x network cable - 6.6 ft|
|Compatible with Windows 7||"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.|
|Power Device||Power adapter - external|
|Software / System Requirements|
|Software Included||Seagate BlackArmor Discovery, Seagate BlackArmor Backup|
|OS Required||Linux Kernel 2.6.7 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later|
|System Requirements Details||Windows XP/Vista - Pentium III - 500 MHz - RAM 256 MB|
|Service & Support||3 years warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 3 years|
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