Summary: Worst decision I have made with a NAS in my life. FAIL SEAGATE
Pros: NONE Slow bad interface
Cons: When a disk fails and the raid stops working you would think you would have an interface to deal with this. NO.... you dont. It loads the control interface defaults and wants you to delete your raid and format disks. Its forgotton my login and all my setup in inaccessible.
Summary: I have had a couple of issues with this NAS already and I would not recommend it to anyone. When I first bought it everything seemed to be ok, until I tried to setup the Media Server. It basically gave me no options to manage my media (Movies, TV Shows, Music, etc).
Pros: Easy Setup
Cons: no SSH access, Horrible web console, do not support plex, bad designed media server, weak tech support
Summary: A new firmware update was released in March, version 2014.00319. While it installed fine prior to the drives failing, it did not resolve any of the dropping off the network problems I mentioned above.
Pros: Worked like a champ with no issues for 8 months!
Cons: After my second follow-up review back in November, the NAS started dropping out on the network. While watching movies streaming to any device, it would cut out randomly. It would then have to re-index all the files. The unit was not re-booting, just dropping out. It would also happen while runnin...
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.
Summary: I bought this for surveillance camera storage. Ran through the setup procedure, configured username/password, and was setting up the cameras. My camera software wants multiple users, one for each camera recording, so while creating new users for each camera, the NAS kicked me out of the...
Just don't buy it yet untill a reliable firmware will be released
Alex S., Newegg
3 November 2013
Summary: Just don't buy it - at least at the moment. Don't expect you will be able to handle the problems no matter how experienced you are - unless you are a good firmware engineer and would like to fix it's problems on your own.
Pros: Great idea, good hardware, nice design, shall be a perfect unit if it wouldn't be at the beta-test stage. The most reliable part of your network solution shall be backup.
Cons: Absolutely unacceptable approach to firmware - it is not tested in different conditions, no ability to re-flash the old one if the new update has issues, too many different problems (just visit Seagate forum). Factory reset doesn't reset all settings to default values. Useless - if your "successf...
I could rate this if I could get it to work--Mac users beware!
Stanley Cup, 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...
Summary: Timeconsuming, absolutely hopeless device! The software seems to fail both periodically hiding shares, not updating status for backup jobs etc. etc. This is even the second one! The first one chrashed because of harddisk failure.
Summary: Just after two years, the unit has stopped recognising the 2 x 2TB drives. Upon power up, I can connect to the device but show there aren't any drives !!! Tried to reset by holding the end of paper-clip in the hole next to the power, waited for over 30 sec's. Nothing.