- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 21.6 x 4.3 cm ; 998 g
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Item model number: STCG2000100
- ASIN: B00ARB5FPM
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 6 2013
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,377 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Seagate Central 2TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS STCG2000100
- Shared storage compatible with both Macs and PCs
- Seagate Media Application allows you to view your content the way you want, by type, size, compatibility, regardless of file type
- Offload or back up your photos and personal videos from the Seagate Media app
- Combine content from all your digital devices to one central location
- Impressive 2 TB storage capacity
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Organize it Here. Access it Anywhere
Organize it, then access it anywhere. Connect Seagate Central to your Wi-Fi router to automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers. Central will organize all your content so it's easily accessible with a web browser or the free app for mobile devices. Enjoy a centralized media library on game consoles and Smart TVs--even upload and access content on-the-go.
Backups Are Just the Beginning
Your content could be spread across multiple devices or stuck in the cloud, but once you load it onto Central it will all be backed up and organized in one easy-to-access spot. Automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers, wirelessly. Or automatically back up photos and video from multiple users' Facebook accounts. Central works with Time Machine backup software for Mac straight out of the box.
Life is Easy When You're Organized
You can't enjoy what you can't find, so Central makes it a breeze to browse your content. Easily find files with a web browser or the free Seagate Media app for iOS and Android devices. Browse by file type, size--even compatibility.
Enjoy a Centralized Media Library
Central lets you wirelessly stream and share your movies, music and photos to any DLNA-certified device on your home network. Enjoy all your media and documents on game consoles, media players, Smart TVs and more.
Enhanced Media Experience for Samsung Smart TVs
Owners of Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray Players can take advantage of a unique Seagate Central app featuring visually rich media icons and remote-control navigation. Just download the app from the Smart Hub and you're ready to stream all your movies, photos, music and documents.
Flexible, Free App for Mobile Devices
Whether you're at home or on-the-go, the free Seagate Media app for iOS and Android makes it simple to use mobile devices to browse and enjoy your centrally stored content. Upload and back up photos and video from your tablet and smartphone when you're on-the-go.
Plays Well with Apple AirPlay
The Seagate Media app is AirPlay-friendly, offering iOS users maximum flexibility for enjoying their media. Use your iPhone to play songs from Central on AirPlay-enabled speakers, or mirror the movie from your iPad on the big screen via Apple TV.
On-the-Go Access with Web Browsers
With Central it's simple to access and upload content using a web browser on virtually any laptop or mobile device. Upload and download content anywhere you have an Internet or 3G/4G connection. Securely share large files with family and friends by sending private email invitations. And you can manage the settings and control of Central via a user-friendly web interface.
Which Seagate Storage is Right for You?
|Portable Storage & Backup||Desktop Storage & Backup||Mobile Storage||Personal Cloud & Backup|
|Model||Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive||Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive||Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive||Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage||Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage|
|Description||Portable backup for computers and mobile device content||Desktop capacity and performance in a bus powered portable form factor||Backup for computers and mobile device content||Wireless Storage for your tablets and smartphones||Back-up all your computers and access from anywhere|
|Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||Ethernet,USB 3.0|
|Capacities Offered||500GB - 2TB||4TB||2TB - 4TB||1TB||2TB - 4TB|
|Colors||Blue, Black, Red, Silver||Black||Black||Grey||Black|
|Portable Form Factor||X||X||X|
|PC + Mac Ready||X||X||X||X||X|
From the Manufacturer
You can't enjoy what you can't find when your digital life is spread across multiple computers, hard drives and flash drives. With Seagate Central shared storage, it's simple to back up all your files, documents and media to one location on your network, and enjoy the convenience of a shared digital library that is compatible with both Macs and PCs. Access your music, movies and docs from computers, game consoles, Smart TVs and other connected devices throughout the home. If you own a Samsung Smart TV or Blu-ray Disc player with Smart Hub (2012 model or later), you can take advantage of the Seagate Media app to enjoy easy content browsing with your remote control. Enjoy your content where you want, when you want. After downloading the free Seagate Media app, you can view your content by type, size, even compatibility, regardless if it is a PDF, Word doc, music, photo or movie file. The Seagate Media app offers a full screen view that allows for quick and easy selection as well as a visually rich experience that is available for Android and Apple platforms as well as Amazon Kindle. You can even offload or back up your photos and personal videos from the Seagate Media app. Upload and download any of your files from most Web browsers-from anywhere-with the Central Remote Access Service. System Requirements: Router with an available Ethernet port (Wi-Fi router required for wireless file access and backup), Internet connection for activation and Internet file sharing, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.x, Chrome 4.x, Safari 3, or later Web browser, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later operating system. Remote Access App Requirements Android Smartphone and Tablet (Android 2.2, Adobe AIR) Apps Available: Seagate Media, iTunes App Store, Android Market, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Samsung Smart Hub. Inside the Box: Seagate Central shared storage, Quick start guide, Ethernet cable, 2-year limited warranty, Power supply.
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I had little trouble getting my desktop (wired) connected to it over the LAN - that said, this drive's main purpose was to be a backup for a brand new laptop (wireless) I bought for my Master's program and it took some serious fiddling to reliably "detect" the drive as usable (even with the help of a personal friend who is in IT).
When I did finally set up the backup the software would complain and cause an error every time the computer came on out of range of the home network (school, my fiance's house, etc.) and said it couldn't back up. I could get it to resume manually at home or by turning on the laptop at home.
And when it did update...it's not well organized AT ALL.
I couldn't get both computers to backup to the same partition of the drive due to "users" and some sort of conflict there; the laptop was backed up to a "Public" portion of the drive. I set both to update "continuously" to keep all files up to date between the computers, but unfortunately it doesn't work as expected. Every time you update a file, it waits a little to back it up - fair enough....however, it creates a new folder for each time it does a backup, meaning you have to dig through six subfolders to get at each updated file. It's a bit hard to describe but say I have 6 files. They are all on the initial backup at the bottom of some subfolders...if I update one, a new folder is created outside of these subfolders for a new date/time. At the bottom of several more subfolders, ONLY the updated file is visible. So essentially, you have to dig through multiple sets of folders to find the most up to date version of a file on the drive.
I set Windows Backup to use the drive and haven't looked back.
Wifi transfers are slow for me, though there is a chance that my wireless router is the one responsible for this. After an hour on the phone with both rogers and seagate there was no change. Right now i get about 2-4mb/s in transfer speed over wifi. this sounds like alot, but a single movie is 750-1500mb minimum, ie. some movies take more than 10mins.... just not acceptable for a large collection. Direct connection is a solid 60mb/s transfer which is amazing! I just wish i could get even half that over wifi.
The category system for music and movies is cumbersome, Seagate really needs to remove it or make it optional. People know how to manage folders, we don't need awful software trying to manage them for us.
The device itself looks good in my opinion, I have no problem leaving it in the open for display. It also hasn't gotten too hot and doesn't make much noise.
Overall I can only recommend this if you are going to have a hard connection to it, and if you're ready to manage it manually.
I read a lot of complaints regarding the speed of this NAS, thought of give it a try as I was in need of more storage space.
I tested the NAS over WiFi and I was able to get Read and Write speeds of up to 20MBps. The minimum was 13MBps, when I was downloading some large files from the internet while copying data to/from the NAS (on the same machine). Also the speed would depend on how fast the WiFi hardware is on the notebook. My notebook supports up to 300mbps (Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235) while my other notebooks supports up to 150mbps/200mbps.
On wired connection I got around 65MBps read and 40MBps write speeds. Just wondering how would it perform if I connect my TV & xBox to the AC router using the AC bridge.
Hardware used for the test:
* Linksys EA6500
* Connection: NAS connected to the router through 1ft cat6a cable.
* Notebook with 'Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235' wireless card.
This device is awesome! It is silent, fast and the best. I will be doing some more speed tests over WiFi under different situations and let you guys know about my experiences.
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It was a very good product for me, first of it's kind I used. Worked very well with Mac and PS3.
However, it failed exactly after a month over a year (out of warranty)... Read more