NO CONFIDENCE in this Product Marketed to Provide Confidence
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 February 2015
Summary: I too have this device and cannot give it anything unfortunately but the lowest rating. I purchased the 4-Bay version and have 4 each 4 Terrabyte drives installed … and also purchased at the time a couple of the 1TB USM drives which I have never gotten to work with the device.
Summary: Do Not Buy! So I purchased this thing without checking it out as I needed something and this was all that was available where I purchased it. Being an IT guy, the first thing I did was download the newest software and the newest firmware. I connected to the unit and did the firmware upgrade.
Summary: Great price and I love it. Thank you Seagate and Amazon for getting it to me so fast! I am actually about to order two more for gifts. The backup software that comes with it is fantastic as well, I did have to register the NAS Box before I received the 5 licenses that comes with it.
Started off optimistic but am generally in agreement with most of the bad reviews.
Abhishek Kar "ducatiMonster", Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: I've had this NAS device for several months now and it works as a BASIC NAS device just fine - don't expect anything more. As others have noted, the firmware is pretty buggy to the point where the system cannot be rebooted or shutdown from the management interface.
Excerpt: When I get back from a shoot I use the one-touch download for my USM SSD then work from it saving the keepers to my WorkStation as well as the edited photos to it and my NAS's RAID-1 2TB SSHDs, it will be years before I need to weed out some of the old photos and it's fast enough fast enough to pull...
Pros: Compact, Convenient, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: I installed a couple 2TB Seagate hi-brids (SSHD), initialized them as Master Boot Record ((MBR) with the 2TB limit)) for backward compatibility, set the array for RAID-1 (image mirroring) and made it my B: drive for a 2nd. set of back-ups.
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: Despite a good number of not-so-good reviews, I went for this STBN100 NAS anyway. Historically, I've had pretty good luck with Seagate so I leaned in the direction of getting a NAS from Seagate. I got it, installed two 3TB hard drives and put it on my network.
The Dashboard Program Doesn't Work and Seagate Technical Support Refuses to Deal With That
Jay Morrison, Amazon
8 September 2013
Summary: Do not buy this drive under any circumstances. It took forever to get it set up, and when that finally happened it just doesn't work. I couldn't use it as my primary media server because it kicks off line every two hours. I had to relegate it to doing backups only.