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Seagate Personal Cloud 2 Bay 6TB NAS Storage Drive

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About this product

Overview

  • Total 6TB capacity can store up to 46.5 hours of 4K video
  • Supplied with two 2TB hard disk drives in individual bays
  • Access files remotely via Seagate Media app for iOS and Android

Product overview

• One central location to store your files and backups, which can be shared and accessed from within and outside your home
• Two 3TB Seagate NAS HDDs gives you a possible total storage space of 6TB
• Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer
• Redundancy for files stored, with RAID 1, 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
• Manufacturer Part Number: STCS6000201

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 two bay NAS drive (manufacturer’s code: STCS6000201). It comes pre-installed with two 3TB Seagate NAS hard drive disks (HDDs) that are designed to cope with the 24/7 NAS environment. This gives you a potential total storage space of 6TB. This is plenty of space to store up to 46.5 hours of 4K video at 30fps, 198 hours of 1080p video at 30fps, 1,500 two-hour DVD films, 1.92 million digital photos or 99,600 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. To ensure the backups and stored files are not lost due to a rare drive failure, you can initiate a RAID 1 configuration. Under this setting files are simultaneously saved on both drives, so if one fails, you can still have access to all your files. This does reduce the amount of total storage you have by one drive so you will only have 3TB of storage space.

Off-site backups can be established too, ensuring that 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.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this 9 months ago. Up until the latest firmware update, everything was working well. The automated backup was a bit flaky from one of our mobiles, but was working. All other PCs and devices are backing up and synchronising without any problems. I primarily bought this to share a printer, and provide an easy backup option for multiple devices across my network. However, the printer has stopped working with the latest firmware update. I contacted support and received a rather unhelpful reply stating that "The personal Cloud content can be printed using a network printer or a printer connected to a PC on the network. If it was working with a previous firmware but not with a new firmware it is because it was never supported." The details on this page show "The built-in print server also lets you share a print with users connected to the same network", which implies it can be used as a print server. Seagate's own Compatible Printer pdf mentions "most USB 2.0 printers that support either generic postscript or device-specific USB drivers should be supported". It's rather pointless sharing a printer over the network, which is already shared over the same network from another machine... I would have been more than happy to recommend this device, until now. I don't know if this is down to a support technician in need of some training, or misleading information in the documentation, either way I would suggest looking at a different device to fit your needs.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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Specification

Product Specifications

Expandable USB Storage:

Yes

RAID Options:

JBOD
RAID 0
RAID 1

UPnP:

Yes

DLNA:

Yes

Password Protection:

Yes

Backup Software:

Seagate Dashboard
Time Machine
Backup Manager

AirPlay:

Yes

General

Type:

Personal Cloud Storage

Operating Specifications

Storage Capacity:

6GB

Ethernet Speed:

10/100/1000 Mb/s

Maximum Capacity:

6GB

Maximum Number Of Hard Drives:

2 x 3.5-inch drive (3 TB in 2 bays)

Construction

Colour:

Black

Power Specifications

Power Supply:

Mains

System Requirements & Software

Compatible Smart Device App:

Seagate Media App

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

235.15

Depth:

234

Height:

48

Warranty

Warranty:

1

Contents

Package Contents:

1 x Seagate Personal Cloud 2 Bay 6TB NAS Storage Drive
1 x Ethernet cable
1 x Power supply
1 x Quick start guide

Connectivity

PC Connection Type:

USB
Ethernet

Can I pick this up from Guildford?

Asked by: Chris
Unfortunately this is not available in that store , but the item can be paid for in that store and sent to that store from a store with stock , usually within 3-5 working days .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-16

Is this 2x 3tb drives = 6tb total?

Asked by: Oogiee
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-25
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