Summary: This is the 2nd unit I've bought to hold multimedia files. Easy to set up and use, but since I've been working with computers and network devices for 3 decades, it might not be for others. I'm looking forward to buying the 20tb unit this year. Yes, I have too many files.
Summary: Absolutely 100% do not trust this appliance. I just went through a nightmare of support with Seagate's First Class Support. The only thing it got me was like what you get on a plane, expenses, drunk, laid over, jet lagged, and the wrong place till you switch to something better, if you get that option. Lets start with the oversight and problem. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The keyword is independent. There NOTHING independent about this product.
Summary: I have returned this box to Seagate under warranty. Apparently they ran out of inventory before they could send a replacement so I am more or less patiently waiting for a new or refurbished box, I have the 12 TB version of this box and that one is still going strong after a year, so I'm sure they will take care of me.
Summary: This NAS has an extremely buggy and crippled firmware, and no support from its manufacturers. Avoid if possible. I bought this as a backup solution. It turned out to be a big mistake. The firmware will not even let you manage network interfaces properly. i.e. it mandates you to plug in a network cable, and if you want to reconfigure interface 1 using interface 2 without interface 1 connected to a cable: just forget about it. Not allowed.