The Seagate NAS, while being an aesthetically appealing NAS solution, does sacrifice a slight amount of performance. As we found in our single client testing, the NAS just didn't respond as I hoped it would.
However, when we moved on to sequential read and writes, the NAS performance picked up quite a bit and actually outpaced the MyCloud EX II and the N2310 from Thecus. Another area the Seagate NAS did quite well was power consumption with our chart above.
As you may have noticed, we measured just seven watts of power when the unit went into standby and with the unit idle, we measured just 16, and even better, just 3 watts more up to 19 watts during use.
Build quality is much improved and the unit actually reminds me of the quality I'm used to seeing from LaCie, albeit in plastic form. The drive trays allow easy installation of drives, and slide back in without catching or having to be forced back in the unit. The fan noise is minimal and seems to keep the unit rather cool, even with large capacity drives installed.
Overall, the Seagate NAS is a great solution if you're looking for something straight forward and easy to use.
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Bottom Line With the Seagate NAS in its two-bay diskless form being offered at an MSRP of $169.99, I don't think there is a better choice for a simple and easy to use NAS solution on the market.