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(OLD MODEL) Seagate Central 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS STCG4000100
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- Access your personal cloud from anywhere with a Web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones
- Automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers
- Upload and back up photos/video from tablets and smartphones anywhere you have an internet connection
- Wirelessly stream your media library to gaming consoles, media players, Smart TVs, and connected devices
- Experts love it: a PCMAG.com Editor's Choice award winner
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|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB|
|Dimensions||1.7 inches x 5.7 inches x 8.5 inches||6.7 inches x 5.5 inches x 1.9 inches||1.89 inches x 4.68 inches x 9.25 inches||8.67 inches x 9.45 inches x 3.31 inches|
|Item Package Weight||3.15 pounds||3 pounds||3 pounds||3.2 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
Seagate Central 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS STCG4000100
Your Personal Cloud
Store files from your computer, tablet, and smart phone and access from anywhere in the house or on the go.
File Backup & Protection
Easily back up and protect multiple PC and Mac computers and rest assured that your digital content is protected.
Stream Throughout Your Home
Stream your movies, music, and photos from Central to game consoles, tablets, Smart TVs, and other compatible devices.
Free Personal Cloud App for Anywhere Access
At home or from the road, access your own personal cloud using the free Seagate Media app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8/RT. All you need is an Internet-connected device to browse and enjoy your content stored on Central. Even save photos and videos from your devices back to Central.
Protect Your Content—Automatically
With Central, it's simple to set up automatic backup for multiple PC and Mac computers. Central comes with free backup software for PCs and works seamlessly with Time Machine.
Save and Share Social Media
Automatically download user-generated photos and videos directly from your Facebook account.
- 1. Plug in Central and connect it your router.
- 2. Visit seagate website and choose Mac or Windows.
- 3. Follow the simple instructions to back up your computers on Central.
View movies or documents, listen to music, and play a slideshow easily with Roku streaming player using the Seagate Media Channel.
Enjoy a unique app that feature cover art, song listings, and simple navigation on Samsung Smart TVs or stream directly to your LG Smart TV or Chromecast.
AirPlay and AppleTV
Enjoy content from your iPad and iPhone on AppleTV or AirPlay-enabled devices.
Stream to any DLNA-compliant devices on your network such as a gaming console, Smart TV, Blu-ray player, or audio system.
What's in the Box
- Seagate Central
- Ethernet cable
- Power supply
- Quick Start Guide
- 2-year limited warranty
- 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 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later operating system
Top Customer Reviews
Well, my apologizes to those who tried to prevent my purchase with their good advice. You were right.
The good about the product is that it does deliver solid streams of video or audio content wirelessly to multiple devices. However, it takes forever to write or upload your stuff into Seagate Central. It's incredibly slow to receive your input. AND, even worse, it's unreliable. Not usually, but every now and then, it does a "disappearing act" from your list of drives. Which is incredibly scary...
For all the good it does, I, and obviously many others, don't have any use for a device that is slow AND unreliable. I hope Seagate keeps working on the concept. I would concentrate on expanding the storage capacity of Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Mobile Device Storage with Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming as a perfect solution. Until then, I would advise people to wait..
UPDATE: I'm very disappointed that Amazon has decided, for months now, to cook the ratings of this bad product by using VINE reviewers. Vine is a respectable program when used to produce reviews for new products that need people to give them a try. That is not how VINE has been used here. This "expensive" product has been given for free to people that are more likely to consequently give it a high grade. This was done to balance the bad grades of real customers who bought the product with their own money and want to warn others not to waste their time and money.Read more ›
We wanted to apologize for the problems experienced with your Seagate Central Shared Storage Network drive.
You will experience slower performance if you are transferring files to the device over a wireless connection. Please try transferring files to the drive from a computer that is wired to your network as this should result in better performance.
It may also help to update the firmware on this drive to the latest available. To check for the latest firmware update, try the following link listed below:
If the suggestions above do not help, we would like to talk with you, by phone preferably, to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. We have created a case based on your Amazon name that shows your review and our response. If from the US or Canada our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283.
- Jumbo frames boost performance from 10MB/s to 25MB/s for writes / uploads to the device
- Seagate devices have had some security issues since my original post. I would not deploy these products today in any kind of corporate environment. They may be sufficient for light home use where security is not a priority.
I'm a serious enthusiast and Unix/Linux systems guy. However, I also understand the need for easy, out of the box solutions.
This device? It rocks for me and for my proverbial mother. Actually, my mother doesn't yet own one, but she should! It is easy to use and configure, although the manual is quite lacking. You'll want to use a wired connection if you want performance, but enthusiasts might still find the performance lacking compared to a PC or high-end NAS solution. However, for the price, this thing delivers for novices and entusiasts alike.
Blow-by-blow review below:
Before I get to all the great things about it, lets set expectations:
* This device is priced only a few dollars more than a bare drive.
* Performance is about 22 MB/s (160mbps) for Windows and Apple file sharing.
This is faster than your WiFi, however. Use a wired connection.
* Performance jumps to 45 MB/s for insecure FTP!
* Included instructions are lacking. The device is EASY to setup, but you need to find the instructions online.
The good things (non-technical goodness):
* Easy to setup (although the manual is lacking)
* Easy to use.
* DLNA, iTunes server, etc... all disabled by default, and easy enough to enable if you want them.Read more ›
Although it has a USB port, there is no option to directly transfer files through a USB (which should be a MUST) and despite the fact that Ethernet is faster than USB, and I am using a direct Ethernet connection through a new 10/100/1000 router, the maximum speed appears to be 10 MB/s. What's curious though is that I can have even 3 different file transfers to it at one time, and together they can get up to 30 MB/s so it's not like it's incapable. It's almost like it's designed to restrict how much data can be transferred by one person. If that's the case that feature needs to be disabled.Read more ›
We would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Seagate Central Shared Storage Network drive.
To improve the overall performance of your Central drive, first check to see if there are any firmware updates available. Please try the following link listed below:
If using our Central drive on a wireless connection, try testing the drive with a computer wired into your network to see if the performance improves in this configuration.
The USB port on the Central drive is designed to be used with external drives to add network capacity. When an external storage device is plugged into this port, it will show as an additional network folder on your computers connected to the network.
If the problems continue with the drive even in a wired setup, please contact us, by phone preferably, so we may resolve. We have created a case based on your Amazon name that shows your review and our response. If from the US or Canada our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The NAS arrived well before the promised due date, and works well. It provides a Public area available to all on my home network, plus password-protected areas for each computer,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ray
This really is a piece of garbage.
I have had mine for a year, during which time I had persistant problems with it disconnecting itself from my network. Read more
Great for the price. If all you need is basic storage, buy it!Published 25 days ago by Mark Petersen
Less than 9 months is as long as this drive lasted. I kept unplugging it during the work week, since it was spinning all the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric P. Shade
Probably redundant, but I've had one of these for a while (not purchased through Amazon.).
If looking at is as a NAS, it underwhelms, but quite satisfactory as a light-duty... Read more
I have owned this NAS for just over a year, have just over a Terabyte loaded onto it.
Over the course of ownership several times it has been totally inaccessible to me via... Read more
Nothing but problems for me, its going back to Costco today!
Finally had enough! 2 days+ messing around trying to get this Seagate Central to work right. Read more