Summary: I use this product for backup only, so I cant comment on the streaming or other functionalities. This has proven to be one of my worst choices in terms of product and backup functionality. Generally, I love Seagate products, but not this one. 1. It is incredibly sloooooooow.
Summary: I bought two of these to "Protect" my data/media setting them both up on my network (in a suto mirror configuration)... It took days to copy data to these and days to copy from one to the other on a gigabit network (these are STUPID SLOW !
First one died - replaced but now second is dying.
Sandy H, Amazon
2 August 2015
Summary: I ordered this originally on July 8, 2013. After about 1 year, it stopped working and nothing would work to get it back operational. I contacted Seagate and a replacement was sent. I am not sure it was new or repaired one but the warranty was for a year.
Summary: This is so slow that its virtually useless. I am returning it tomorrow and getting a real backup device like a Time Capsule. It took 3 DAYS to perform a 1.7 TB back up of my system! Now Im trying to delete the whole back up and ts gonna take another 3 days to do that.
I bought the Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage for its ...
Carlos S., Amazon
23 May 2015
Summary: I bought the Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage for its brand, now I understand why the device is cheap. It's not user friendly device. It's extremely slow to transfer files. Doesn't allow to set your workgroup.
Summary: I have gotten both the unit Seagate and WD. By far the WD is far better. The setups is simple, but always seem to have and issue with my pc. The Android app really is not much of an improvement. Can view folders separately, and can't upload to an individual folders.
Summary: After 1.5 years usage, Seagate Central is now dead. The green light on top of the device is not lighting up, the Ethernet lights are not lighting up, and the hard drive is not making its spinning sound.
Summary: These things have a very high defect rate. if you do get a working one, it won't work for very long. then theres the connectivity problems and dlna problems. Another issue the warranty which begins from the date of manufacture, so you ain't going to get a full 2 years.
Summary: Pure junk!!!! Similar to several other reviews, this NAS failed after 6 months. It exhibits no sign of life: all LEDS, status indicators, etc. are off. A DVM test of the wall-wart power supply shows 12VDC unloaded.I'm hesitant to disassemble the drive and troubleshoot, but I may have to as returning...
I would not recommend this drive to anyone who wants to use it ...
Nicole E. Fifer "frequent buyer", Amazon
13 September 2014
Summary: I would not recommend this drive to anyone who wants to use it for it's reported purpose: i.e. networked attached storage. If you just want a hard drive to plus into a computer, then I guess it would be ok, but not sure why you would then chose this one. I've had problems galore from the very start.