Seagate extends BlackArmor Family Of External Storage Solutions For Small Business

Strengthening its external storage portfolio for small business
Seagate announced several additional BlackArmor
product offerings: the BlackArmor NAS 220 and BlackArmor NAS 110
network storage servers, the BlackArmor WS 110 external drive
workstation and the BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive. Joining the
existing network attached storage line up – the BlackArmor® NAS 440 and
BlackArmor NAS 420 storage servers – these new solutions share the
same suite of robust backup applications for business professionals and
home office use.

“In challenging economic conditions, small
businesses are demanding that high-quality, integrated, reliable IT
solutions be delivered in economical packages,” said Ben Woo, vice
president, Enterprise Storage Systems Research, IDC. “Providing the
flexibility to choose from an array of solutions that support current
needs and provide a strategic growth path with minimal additional
investment will be very appealing to this market segment.”

Security, Accessibility and Peace of Mind
With features like automated full-system backup and SafetyDrill+™
software, a bare metal recovery feature, the BlackArmor family of
storage solutions delivers enhanced data protection. Since BlackArmor
external drives automatically create an exact copy of everything on
your PC, SafetyDrill+ software is ready to restore your entire system
if a data disaster such as a virus attack, hardware failure, or PC
crash were to occur. SafetyDrill+ software comes preloaded on all
BlackArmor products and does not require any additional installation.
For increased data protection of backed-up files, the software also
features an AES 256-bit government-grade encryption.

“For 30
years, Seagate has been the trusted provider of reliable storage
technology to companies of all sizes,” said BanSeng Teh, vice president
and managing director of Seagate Asia Pacific and Japan, “The
BlackArmor® family of products gives small businesses, those with home
offices, and more advanced recreational users an easy-to-use yet robust
storage solution at an affordable price point.”

Additions to the Seagate BlackArmor family:

* BlackArmor NAS 220 Storage Server:
Delivering centralized network storage and secure remote access in a
compact design, the BlackArmor NAS 220 storage server is a
small-business-specific network attached storage solution designed to
provide data protection for up to 20 PCs. With up to 4TB of shared
storage capacity, the BlackArmor NAS 220 storage server can meet the
needs of small offices and self-employed professionals as well as home

* BlackArmor NAS 110 Storage Server:
Designed to provide centralized storage and media streaming for up to
10 PCs, the BlackArmor NAS 110 storage server includes support for
Windows Server 2008, wiki server support and up to 2TB of capacity,
making accessing and sharing content easy for home networks and small

* BlackArmor WS 110 Workstation External Drive:
For small office, home-based professionals or remote staff, the
BlackArmor WS 110 external drive is a powerful, complete and secure
direct attached external storage and backup solution. The dual
interface of eSATA and USB 2.0 provide quick access to data. With a
piano black enclosure, the BlackArmor WS 110 external drive is designed
to lie flat or stand vertically to blend seamlessly into a work

* BlackArmor PS 110 Portable Drive: With
the BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive employees who travel with business
critical files can do so with the peace of mind that their backed-up
data is protected. The business-grade backup application coupled with a
reliable Seagate hard drive in an exceptionally slim, 12.5mm package,
which makes the BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive a powerful storage
solution for traveling professionals.

Availability and Pricing

products can be purchased through channel partners and select retailers
at the following manufacturers’ suggested retail prices (MSRP):

* Available now, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220– $599 AUD and $749 NZD for 2TB, $999 AUD and $1299 NZD for 4TB
* Available now, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110– $329 AUD and $399 NZD for 1TB, $449 AUD and $599 NZD for 2TB,
* Available now, Seagate BlackArmor WS 110–$199 AUD and $249 NZD for 1TB, $399 AUD and $499 NZD for 2TB
* Available now, Seagate BlackArmor PS 110–$199 AUD and $249 NZD for 500GB


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