Pros

  • Plentiful software features
  • Media server

Cons

  • Configuration interface is not the best
  • Front latch is a bit flimsy

At A Glance

Seagate's NAS 440 is a top-notch network-attached device with pro features.

Manufacturer’s Description

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. Enhance data integrity and/or performance with RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD configuration options. Access files securely over the internet from any popular web browser - no special software required.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.seagate.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ST340005SHA10GRK
Storage
Drive size 4000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software
  • BlackArmor Discovery Software for WindowsMac
  • System Recovery Boot for Windows (needed if a system hard drive fails)
  • BlackArmor Backup Software for Windows (10 licenses)
General
Buffer Size 32.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware RJ 45 cable

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 187.6   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 219.4   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 294.6   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 193.4   seconds
Malware Scan 1183.6   seconds
Drive Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 44.8   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 43.1   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 43.8   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 43.0   watts
Malware Scan 43.0   watts
Drive Idle State 40.4   watts
Drive Sleep State 40.4   watts
Drive Working State 43.3   watts
Performance
External Read - Large File 94.81
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 342.21
External Write - Large File 285.41
Test Version 2.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 597.76
External Read - Files and Folders 127.97
External Write - Files and Folders 318.64

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