Seagate have recently released a firmware upgrade for its BlackArmor NAS devices that brings with it additional support for Apple Macs and iTunes.
Here is what Seagate say about the update:
Time Machine Support
The BlackArmor NAS product line is now compatible with Time Machine backup software for Mac® computers. Small businesses are increasingly becoming mixed environments, where both Windows and Mac based computer systems work side by side. The BlackArmor NAS products already include business-grade BlackArmor backup software (powered by Acronis) that performs robust full system backup and restores for multiple Windows and Mac computers. With the newest BlackArmor NAS firmware, Mac users now have the option to use either the BlackArmor backup software or Time Machine software – which is a standard software feature on most Mac computers. BlackArmor NAS products are now automatically recognized by Time Machine and can be designated as the target storage for Time Machine backups. Click here for instructions on how to use Time Machine backup software with your BlackArmor NAS product.
iTunes® Server Support
The new BlackArmor NAS line is also fully compatible with the latest iTunes server (10.x), providing music enthusiasts with market leading iTunes server support. Keeping current with the latest iTunes release is an important feature for NAS users who actively manage large media collections. It is important for NAS products to not help you continuously protect your digital content, but allow you to continuously enjoy it as well.
BlackArmor NAS customers can download this free firmware by clicking here.
Look out for the UWHS review soon.