Summary: This product does what it is supposed to, just not what I expected it to do. Good NAS solution for someone inexperienced with network sharing. Permissions, privacy, and pass-wording functions are very rudimentary and not adaptable. Seagate's interface software can be a little flaky as well, especially if you want to do something that it wasn't designed to do.
Summary: This NAS performs well. I stream Hd movies to an iPad just fine. It has a Twonky media server and so I'm sure there are ways to configure it to suit your needs. I use it to back up and store movies, music and misc other things. I prefer to use a USB3 drive for my Time Machine back ups, which reminds me that if you use a Mac, this will work,just fine for you.
Summary: I bought this product on sale last week (a 2T), installed it on windows 7 and it worked well for backup. As usual, for this kind of product, the IU is a real CRAPP and the quality pictures I looked pictures from my ipad via my router, they where realy poor (like low quality JPEG). I looked for solutions to correct this problem, but answereds on there web solution page is also CRAPP, and also no language options.
Cons: It disappears from the network every time you try to access it, and after one year when I tried to restore a backup it was corrupted, and the warranty does not cover data, so now my work is gone!
Summary: I've been using the product for about a week now, and I've already filled up half of the capacity. Transfer rates are as expected, but the product is more durable than I expected. I've dropped the device more than a couple times, and it still functions. It is compatible with the dock of my other hard drive, so I can get faster transfer rates than over wifi. The UI over the network is very frustrating, however, and it is difficult to manage and share files.
Summary: The portability of the product is what makes it an attractive buy. However, I had important files backed up to this product and needed to reload windows. Guess what..... The hard drive failed. I checked it just before reloading Windows. I had to bring it in to the data recovery specialists. It will cost $1000-$1600 to retrieve the data. Hard drive failure is a reality. This one failed within a few months. Look elsewhere.