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(OLD MODEL) Seagate Central 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS STCG4000100

by Seagate
3.2 out of 5 stars 761 customer reviews
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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
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Hardware Interface ethernet ethernet ethernet ethernet
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
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Product Description

Capacity: 4 TB

Seagate Central STCG4000100 4 TB External Network Hard Drive - Black STCG4000100 Hard Drives (*)

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Capacity:4 TB

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 4 TB External
Brand Name Seagate
Item model number STCG4000100
Hardware Platform PC, Mac
Operating System N/A
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.7 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.7 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B00ARB5FNE
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 761 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #135 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Network Attached Storage
#3,887 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products
Shipping Weight 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 7, 2013

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The manufacturer commented on the review below
Size: 4 TB
Although I firmly believe that there is no better recommendation than Amazon reviews consensus, I decided to ignore it this time and buy this product. I did it because I have had many great Seagate products and because with new technologies the problem may be on the customer's lack of basic expertise or patience.

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.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
June 19, 2013
Dear NoNonsense,

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:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/005384en

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.

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
Size: 4 TB
Having had this device for a long time now, I'll add some more details:

- 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.

Original review:

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.

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Blow-by-blow review below:
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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.
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The manufacturer commented on the review below
Size: 4 TB Verified Purchase
I have mixed feelings about this drive. As an NAS drive it does what is designed to do. It streams media through my router with enough speed to display on my TV or any other computer in the house without any problems, and doesn't take too long to rewind/fast forward (maybe 10 seconds) but transferring files to it is so slow. Also, transferring a new file to it won't immediately be seen by media streaming devices. You have to go into it's own settings page and manually refresh it, but you really don't want anyone else doing that because there is a button in settings to wipe the entire drive clean. Also, whatever username you pick for the administrator cannot be deleted and gets a password protected folder on the drive even if you don't want one. You also have to register for online access even if you plan on disabling that feature. (it's very good that you can! though how can I know that it really is disabled? What is to stop them from snooping around? They may seem strange, but lately online cloud services have begun using checks for files that might be copyrighted even if legally backed up and those are never on terms of service forms.)

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.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
June 19, 2013
Dear R. D. Eldridge,

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:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/005384en

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.

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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