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Seagate Personal Cloud 4TB NAS Storage Drive

Code: A38TC

Seagate Personal Cloud 4TB NAS Storage Drive is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
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  • One central location to store your files and backups, which can be shared and accessed from within and outside your home
  • Installed with a 4TB Seagate NAS HDD which can store up to 1.28 million pictures or 66,400 hours of music
  • Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer

Product details

Seagate Personal Cloud 4TB NAS Storage Drive

• One central location to store your files and backups, which can be shared and accessed from within and outside your home
• Installed with a 4TB Seagate NAS HDD which can store up to 1.28 million pictures or 66,400 hours of music
• Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer
• Redundancy for files stored, with USB, cloud and remote backups available
• Stream your media collection to DLNA compatible devices on the same network
• Store and access files remotely on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device through the Seagate Media app
• Integrate Google Drive and Dropbox to this NAS drive

Simple to use cloud storage solution without the monthly fee
Organise all your family’s pictures, videos, music and important documents into one central location and access in and outside your home with this Seagate Personal Cloud NAS drive (manufacturer’s code: STCR4000200). It comes pre-installed a 4TB Seagate NAS hard drive disk (HDD) that is designed to cope with the 24/7 NAS environment. This gives plenty of space to store up to 31 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 132 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,000 two-hour DVD films, 1.28 million digital photos or 66,400 hours of digital music. Adding new users to the Personal Cloud is as easy as sending an email, a dedicated folder is then created for them to personally use. The built-in print server also lets you share a print with users connected to the same network.

What are the various backups can I do?
Backup Windows and Mac computers automatically and continuously through the Seagate Dashboard or with Apple Time Machine on Mac computers. Off-site backups can be established too, ensuring if something were to happen in the area your NAS drive is in your files are still safe. A connected USB drive can be a target for a backup or have files from it backed up to the NAS drive. You can then configure backups to happen automatically when the drive is plugged in and have it auto-eject when the backup is finished. A network backup to another computer or NAS can be delivered too.

What’s more if you have a Dropbox or Google Drive account you can easily transfer and backup files to the Personal Cloud or transfer files from the Personal Cloud to the cloud service. This frees up space on the cloud which will save you money if your cloud service is running out of free storage space. Additionally, you can backup to Amazon S3, Baidu, Box, Strato HiDrive and Yandex.Disk cloud services, giving you a range of off-site cloud based locations to store your backups and files.

What apps can I use with this Seagate Personal Cloud?
Manage and access your digital content on the road using the Seagate Media app which can be installed on Android, iOS, Windows 8 tablets and Amazon Kindle. Through the Seagate Media app you can view your content by type or size for quick and easy navigation. You can even off-load and backup your pictures and videos that are stored on your smartphone or tablet, freeing up valuable and limited storage space so you can take more.

A Seagate program that can be installed on your computer is Sdrive, which allows you to access and use the NAS drive as if it were locally connected to the computer. Even if your computer were to be connected to a different Wi-Fi connection or mobile internet. To improve on the functionality even more, you can install third party apps, such as BitTorrent Sync, ElephantDrive, WordPress and ownCloud.

Can I stream the files stored?
The DLNA certification of this Personal Cloud means you can access files stored on it from computers, game consoles, Smart TVs, set top boxes and other DLNA certified devices on the same network. Additionally, with the iTunes server built-in you can stream your music to Windows or Mac computers using iTunes. This means you do not have to dedicate space on your computer to store your music collection.

Using the Seagate Media app on your smartphone or tablet gives you the ability to cast your content to a Chromecast, LG Smart TV or Roku player, so you can share what you are watching to the big screen in your home. The app can also be installed on a Roku player, Samsung smart TV or Blu-ray player with Smart Hub (2012 model or later) to enjoy easy browsing through your remote control.

Specification table
Storage
Capacity 4 TB
Maximum capacity 4 TB
Number of hard drives 1 x 3.5-inch drive (4 TB in 1 bay)
Maximum number of hard drives 1 x 3.5-inch drive (4 TB in 1 bay)
Expandable storage Yes - USB
Backup
Backup Options Seagate Dashboard, Time Machine, Backup Manager
RAID Options No
Integration with cloud services Google Drive and Dropbox
Connectivity
Connections 2 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mb/s), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
Operating systems compatibility Windows / Mac OS X
Remote access via web Yes
UPnP Yes
DLNA Yes
AirPlay Yes
Smart device app? Yes - Seagate Media App
Compatibility with third party applications/devices Chromecast, Apple TV, LG Smart TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV
Wi-Fi No
Security
Protocols Manufacturer not specified
Encryption Manufacturer not specified
Password protection Yes
Performance
Read speed Manufacturer not specified
Write speed Manufacturer not specified
Processor Manufacturer not specified
Memory Manufacturer not specified
General
Dimensions 235.15 mm x 119 mm x 48 mm
Colour Black
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Package contents
Seagate Personal Cloud
Ethernet cable
Power supply
Quick start guide
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why the bad reviews? Really not sure about the bad reviews. I have owned one of these for over a year and its worked fantastically well. I can see the drive on every device in the house including IPad, Android phones and tablets. It's used daily to stream audio and video to numerous devices at the same time, including a Smart TV. It's really fast transferring data around the home network both wireless and hardwired. If you plug the unit directly into the router as it comes into the house you should have no problems and no set up. The software apps also allow me to access the drive via the internet and I used it to listen to my music collection from it and upload photos to it when I was in Spain. I have found it a far better unit than my MyCloud drive. My guess is that people who have purchased this product and had problems, may not be entirely sure on how to set up other devices to see the drive. There is lots of help online and YouTube if that's the case.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best money I have ever spent I stream HD content with no issues whatsoever. I access from the TV in the living room, an IPhone, an IPad and a lap top. It even carries out its own set up. What more could you ask for? An absolute pleasure to own. I could not live without it.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute rubbish So slow it is unusable most of the time. Streaming outside your house is only as good as your upload speed. I couldn't use the streaming features, and couldn't get Time Machine to complete a backup. I've taken the disk out and put it in a USB 3.0 housing - much quicker and much more useful - just can't use the DLNA stuff. Very disappointing don't waste your money.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesnt work Bought this item. Turned it on for the first time; logged on with my pc via the network for when it told me it had to do a firmware update. The thing never worked again
Date published: 2015-09-29
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Can I attach a USB hardrive directly into the wifi drive and transfer data directly from the NAS drive into the usb drive? The connection on mine keeps switching off and I am trying to back everything up before it packs up!

Asked by: BLeB
How would you do it via a computer? I tried to connect it through Eternet but failed
Answered by: BleB
Date published: 2017-02-27

If I bought another 'pure' external hard drive could I back data up from this Seagate product to the other external hard drive via USB cable?

Asked by: David
Unfortunately not the hard drive does not support your intended application.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-06-20

What is the average life span of one of these devices? 

Asked by: Jay mc
Sorry but it is impossible to predict as this would entirely subjective based on usage and load.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-25

Can I connect a USB printer to the USB port on this and access the printer via the network like previous Seagate NAS products?

Asked by: Gavin
The USB port is for attaching a USB storage device and making backups of information stored on the NAS.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-10-16

what is NAS

Asked by: John
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. NAS is specialized for serving files either by its hardware, software, or configuration.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-04-01

Will this Nas drive work with Sonos system?

Asked by: Bones
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-04-01

DOes it have any in built file/backup encryption?

Asked by: Mike
Unfortunately the manufacturer has not specified any encryption details for this item I'm afraid.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-03-30

Can you access music from this to play via the sonos app on the I pad. I.e if my music was saved on this, could I still play it via my sonos system using the iPad as the controller?

Asked by: Gaz4
If the connections are all compatible then yes this can be used for that .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-16
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A38TC Seagate Personal Cloud 4TB NAS Storage Drive (1+) £149.99

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