04-22-2010 01:51 PM
I recently created a Shared Volume on a NAS 440 which we only allowed for NFS. I was able to connect the volume to the ESXi Server and Mount it on a Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 Servers as a local drive. The drive is 100GB and I ran a quick format of the drive. The drive letter assigned is K.
The problem we are experiencing (regardless of Windows 2003 or Windows 2008) is when we copy files to the K drive using a simple copy (Copy - Paste) from the C drive to the K drive the I/O speeds are extremely low. 1MB/min. It's slower than writing to a floppy drive.
When we spoke to tech support their answer was simply "you get what you get" I have to assume its better than that.
Any ideas? Thanks
04-23-2010 04:22 AM
I have experienced the same kind of response from Seagate Support. It is very apparent that after they have your money you are useless to them, and maybe actually a bit bothersome.
I am sorry to hear that another customer has been treated in this matter. Personally the best we can do is help each other and warn future potential customers of the Seagate NAS nightmare. Unfortunately I do not have an answer to your issue.
There have been issues of router, switches, setup, non functioning features, etc. of all the NAS's. You can read the issues Dennis Bay is having ( http://forums.seagate.com/t5/BlackArmor-NAS-Networ
I wish you well.
04-23-2010 05:51 AM
I appreciate your comment, but I am really looking for someone that has a solution, or is using BlackArmor mounted as a Local Drive in a Windows Server Environment with success.