How great would it be to have a NAS running on Windows? That's what we're going to find out today. For many, just the thought of moving away from Windows is a forbidden thought. Many NAS products use a custom form of Linux, and even though the software is easy to navigate, it's just not the same as bouncing through Windows, an operating system we are all familiar with.
Seagate's Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS gives users a familiar animation when booted with a monitor connected to it. Inside, the NAS looks exactly like a desktop other than the Storage Server 2012 interface that adds a few bells and whistles to the storage area when compared to your desktop.
One new addition to the Server 2012 product family is Storage Spaces, an easy to navigate section that allows for RAID and iSCSI creation without digging through the control panel. Storage Spaces has a number of settings, so you still get Linux-like RAID customization, but now in an interface you already know.
Just because it sounds good doesn't mean it's as good as it sounds. Seagate offers the new Business Storage Windows Server in four different configurations, each differing by storage capacity. All four models use the same Intel Atom dual-core processor running at 2.13GHz. The operating system is on the drive to the far left, in the bank of four bays.
The remaining space on that drive goes into the pool with the three other drives. From the factory, our 4x 4TB model has just over 10TB of space for user data, thanks to the redundant installation and the operating system installation that takes up much more room than it should.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- It's morphin time for new 'Power Rangers' trailer
- The Nokia 6 sells out in just one minute
- MSI reveals VR Jam winners
- Photo of the glass panels for the Galaxy S8 leaked
- Model S P100D runs 0-100 in 2.3 sec with latest update
- Z170MX-Gaming 5 + i5 7600k.. Should work or not?
- ASRock 2.70 Splash Screen replaces Windows?
- bios update
- How to get larger than 2TB HD to work on GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.0
- G skill Trident Z 32GB ( 2 x 16GB) DDR4 3000 Cas 15
- Transcend reveals industrial-grade SuperMLC JetFlash 740 USB flash drive for exceptional performance and endurance
- Light up your gaming with BIOSTAR B250 motherboard series
- MSI the pioneer in VR Gaming crowns winners of VR JAM
- NGE and Twitch partner to bring the Overwatch Winter Premiere Live Finals to PAX Arena at PAX South
- Bayview Labs, Seraph Group and MIT Game Lab announce 'Play Labs' VR/AR/AI Playful Tech Accelerator for MIT students and alumni