Summary: Bought this 18 months ago. Drive is now completely dead. No network access, no PC access. No help from Seagate support ... actually not even sympathy now that I think about it. Nearly 2TB of work files, media, family photos and family videos have been lost. Damage is incalculable.
Summary: For the price slightly more than a 4 TB hard drive I have a device that I can access from any computer in the house, my phone, my tablet or any computer in the world as far as that goes. I read somewhere that it is better to set a static IP for the Seagate Central, which I did.
Summary: I have purchased the Seagate Central NAS drive (3TB) and for no reason after almost a year, it stopped working. Simply there was no electric power connecting to the NAS box. I contacted their customer service since the device was still under warranty.
Summary: This is a horrible piece of kit. Uploading media files to it via Ethernet is very slow but trying to remotely access even the smallest files via a web browser is painfully slow and almost useless.
Summary: The concept of this product is good so I decided to purchase one despite many negative reviews. I am a tech person in Silicon Valley working in the network storage industry, so I figure I could overcome the problems. Well I was wrong.
Summary: I had originally purchased a Seagate 2 TB USB expansion drive to use as a shared drive to backup 2 computers. The drive worked fine on the computer it was plugged into but seemed inordinately slow on the remote computer. I use a commercial backup and restore program on both computers.
I would like to give this item 5 Stars but can't...Here's why..
J. Cook, Amazon
10 May 2014
Summary: The device works perfectly on my network, but not as a standalone backup that can be directly connected to a computer for backup purposes. Not everyone has an internal network that is fast enough for backing up using this device. I do, but I know for a fact that I am an exception to the rules.
Summary: I got this because I have some data on my computer that I wanted to access both from home and remotely, and didn't want to use the public ("we own your data") services. A personal cloud -- the idea sounds so great.
Summary: I bought this product to setup for the storage of my security camera footages. Its awesome now i can access my footages from anywhere in the world and i will highly recommend this product. since i am not getting paid for this review this is all i have to say.