A Genuine Business Storage NAS Has Redundant Ethernet Ports Among Other Things...
John Hancock, Amazon
6 April 2014
Summary: ANY network attached storage device intended for BUSINESS use should have redundant ethernet ports on separate circuits (cards/boards) inside the box. The idea of redundancy is to reduce the likelihood of an outage/failure when a single component fails. While the 1-2-4 bay NAS devices are low end, entry level, the minimum expected is redundant network ports.
Summary: I bougth this after owning a well functioning Seagate Black Amour NAS. However, this new product is not at all like the old one. The firmware is EXTREMELY slow, so any interaction with the management portal must be done very slowly to avoid freeze and crash. And even taking it slow i no garuantee that it works. I have a lot of trouble with the USM part too. The drive is often not detected, and even when it is it is sometimes not available to use in the backup section.
I could rate this if I could get it to work--Mac users beware!
Stanley Cup "Hockey Mom", Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: I have tried in vain to get this Seagate Storage Network to work, but my attempts to make it work with my Mac desktop have been futile. I have tried several times to connect the device, but I am met with messages that it does not work with Time Machine and goes through an endless loop that never synchs with my computer. Online support does not help, and I gave up after long hold times via the phone.
Observed problem with Long Filenames; Warranty Repair is sluggish.
Clarence A. Wolfe, Amazon
26 September 2013
Summary: 06/01/2013 - PLEASE SEE UPDATE AT END OF REVIEW. I received my Seagate Business NAS (SBNAS) on February 26 of this year. It was a 2TB + 2TB Raid 1 (2 bay). The firmware was 2013.60193. I set up the Public folder with Media Server and Recycle Bin Manager enabled. I began using it by copying a number of music files and picture files from another NAS, and then extracting additional music files directly to the Seagate Business NAS.
Summary: I purchased the Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay hoping to be able to back up everything on my system. I was able to get it to work for the first day and then turned off the unit to save on power. Two days later I turned it back on, the unit is working, but I can't get the network connection to work. I have deleted the software and have re-installed it 3 times and it still is not recognizing the storage unit. So now I have an oversized paper weight with blue lights.
Summary: I got one of these because I needed a couple TB of NAS to share some files between a few systems on a network. I had no need for the backup software and didn't install it. First, this stupid this requires DHCP to start. It has no default IP. How stupid is that??? So, if you don't have a router you have to find a freebie DHCP app. Once I got over that I tried to configure it - which worked the 4th time. Then I had bizarre issues.