Summary: Are you making a poor decision? Would Stephan Luczo (Seagate CEO) trust his data to one of these devices? All computer components die eventually. You just don’t expect it to happen right away.
Totally Defeats the Purpose of Personal Cloud Storage with Stupid Privacy Invading Policies
12 May 2015
Summary: I was all hyped up to start using the benefits of the Cloud without the worries of my data being on someone else's HDD, nor being accessible by anyone else without my permission. This is definitely not the product for that, thanks to those stupid Privacy Policies.
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: I just happened across the Seagate Central listing, while looking for another piece of hardware that would serve our needs in backing up our mac's and iPhones. The reason I'm doing this, is because I officially threw in the towel on the Seagate Central I purchased exactly one year ago tomorrow.
Summary: A few years ago storage hardware was expensive, but no more. The pricing has shifted to the device controlling software and native support for web, media and FTP (to name a few). I have been running this for almost 5 months to stream movies.
Lots of Hype, terrible function, unable to get support.
24 November 2014
Summary: I initially bought this and the plan was to use it simply as a NAS storage device for photos and family videos so that my family can access them from where they live. For the first 12 months the device worked okay, although the upload and access speeds reminded me of playing video games on my...
Summary: Pros: + Price Cons: - I have not seen any slower transfer device since 200...2?!! It took me 23 hours to copy 2.3T using an ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbits cable.... - It's only discoverable on the network whenever.... both from wifi or cable connection.
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.