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Seagate NAS Two-Bay SOHO NAS Review (Page 3)

Tyler Bernath | Sep 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm CDT - 1 min, 24 secs time to read this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Seagate

Test System Setup

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Our Consumer NAS test 'system' is setup similar to what you have at home. Here we have the base of a GIGABYTE Z97X UD7 TH, housing an Intel Core i7 4770 with 16GB of RAM supporting. Our Operating System of choice is Windows 8 x64 Enterprise, with all available updates and patches installed on a pair of Samsung 840 SSDs.

On the networking side, we utilized the Intel PRO1000 PT Server Adapter with a direct connection to each NAS appliance. This eliminates the need for a switch, and any bottlenecks that may occur.

Management GUI

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Setting up the Seagate NAS started with the NAS OS 4 wizard.

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After we were done with setup, I was surprised to see how clean the Web GUI was for the Seagate NAS. As you can see above, we have fairly modern icons on a white background each pointing to a separate menu.

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Here we have the system overview window. This section too carries a clean appearance, while giving you all the information you need to know about your NAS on one page.

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Here we take a look at the services menu where we find the Seagate NAS does have access to SMB, AFP and FTP, along with iSCSI, which we normally don't see on consumer two-bay solutions.

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When we went through the Apps for the Seagate NAS, I was quite surprised to see so few available. In total there were just these six.

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One app I did want to play with was the surveillance manager. As you can see, it only gives you a single camera license by default.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town, tech wasn't around, unless it was in a tractor. At an early age, Tyler's parents brought home their first PC. Tyler was hooked and learned what it meant to format a HDD, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and enthusiast nature always kept his PC nearby. Eager to get deeper into tech, he started reviewing.

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