Don't waste your time. The 4-bay seagate units have known issues that Seagate refuses to admit to. 2-bay are fine.
Mike L. "Mike L.", Amazon
1 February 2015
Summary: Don't waste your time. This was to be my 4th Seagate NAS. I am returning it. The Seagate 4-bay NAS with the Blue read out on the front all have issues. Seagate refuses to go public with a recall. Their firmware/NAS Manager interface does not work correctly.
Summary: I found the set-up of the Seagate Business Storage 4-bay 12tb Network to be fairly quick, and easy to set up. It took me about 10 to 15 minutes. Although, you really need a little bit of knowledge about setting up networks, and server management to do it.
Summary: We have this hard wired to the Dell computer. It was a very easy set up and provides peace of mind as we now have back up for all of our files. It is rather expensive but it is a high quality product.
Summary: I have been a network administrator for nearly 25 years. I was a strong proponent for Seagate and loved their drives all the way back to the Mac SE and Amiga days. So I was thrilled to get their Business NAS 4 Bay 12TB system. What a piece of worthless crap.
setup is somewhat hard, maintenance is pretty tame
20 June 2013
Summary: As someone who is pretty familiar with computers, and has a college degree in information technology, I can figure out any software/hardware quite easily. Still, it generally helps when the accompanying manual is detailed, and step-by-step.
Summary: When you shoot hours and hours of video each week, you have to fork over the dough for something like this. Fortunately, I'm not the person in my company who sets up this stuff, so I didn't have to deal with those issues like others have. I just fill up the thing.
Summary: This is a complete re-write of the review I left a few weeks ago. At that time, I had been using this NAS for about a month; and, aside from the slow setup interface - I felt like it was working very well.
Rowdy P. Scarlett "Yeah, I can dig it....a li..., Amazon
16 May 2013
Summary: So, I got this mainly to use for storing my Music, PDFs, Pics, ect and for anything that I might want to get back to later. This will be MORE than enough space for that and lots of room for others to use as well (Family cloud).
Summary: For $1000 I usually better be getting my money's worth (unless I am hiring lawyers where then $1000 can be a discount lol) and in the case of the Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay 12TB Network Attached Storage I feel it's far too risky of a product to pick up right now.
After 6 months, all files mysteriously disappeared. Wow. Do not buy.
13 May 2013
Summary: Six Months in: Well, not much else to say here, but absolutely under no circumstances, should you trust this device. One day, out of the blue, I couldn't find any of my files. They literally just vanished from the folders on the device. No warning, no dead disks, just gone.