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So, a few days ago (Monday to be more precise), I contacted Seagate Customer Service to ask if there was anything I could do about replacing the hard drive in my Maxtor SSII NAS. Today, I received an answer…

Thank you for sending your Seagate E-mail inquiry.

The device what you have a linux software on the drive.So you can not replace the drive with a other drive it will not work.

Seagate have a new Network device Where you can replace the drive if it go bad. The device is Called BlackArmor NAS
hire is the link for the device
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-gb/products/external/blackarmor/

If you have any additional questions, let me know.

Actually, I do have a question. How can a customer service response, including trying to sell me a replacement, be so badly written? Seriously?

At least it makes my decision easier. ZyXEL here I come…