Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay NAS
Seagate NAS called Business Storage 4-Bay NAS is another recently announced new network-based method for organizing Network Attached Storage systems, which consumers use quite widely instead of acquiring additional computers when they need to store especially large amounts of information. Moreover, often these devices are used by users to expand the capabilities of their personal home computers.
The presented device is somewhat more complicated than such conventional home expanders and has much more capabilities for the declared purpose of its use and its intended use in a business environment. Naturally, all the additional pleasures are available in Seagate NAS, a company whose products are well-known and in demand on the global market for computer devices. It is also convenient to organize the work of the torrent client server for mail, FTP or Http connections. NAS is excellent for connecting to various computer-controlled digital video surveillance systems and is very practical when used to solve other specific computer tasks.
Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay NAS Network Overview
The appearance of a new device on the market is expected around the beginning of autumn, but for now we have the opportunity to get to know this product better on the basis of information received from reliable sources and on the basis of the official announcement of the device. We’ll immediately warn users who already know and have been using various NAS for a long time that the cost of the new product is expected to be around 1 thousand Euros, that is, the price for professionals interested in updating their computer system at home or in the office is quite acceptable. Those experts who monitor market trends are well aware that the cost of this highly attractive Seagate NAS is equivalent to a free gift compared to similar devices from other manufacturers. And the very fact that the new product is produced by such a super giant in the segment of the market of components for computer equipment, especially data storage systems, of course, makes Business Storage even more attractive.
The new terminal is especially interesting in that it allows you to use an almost incredible amount of capacity for storing information: complete with four Barracudas of 4 terabytes each, you get 16 terabytes. The volume is quite sufficient, even if you use the RAID-5 insurance (backup) system installed in this NAS, which will eat up a quarter of the disk space. But many users are well aware of what the lost information is, and the remaining 12 terabytes, you see, the amount is quite decent.
Some features of 4-Bay
The novelty has become a logical development of the previous versions of Seagate 1-Bay and 2-Bay and differs from them, first of all, in the volume for data storage, the number of sockets for connections and extensions. Changed and internal architecture. This is clearly seen from the word Business declared in the name, which, as we mentioned above, defines the main audience of users – a business structure. According to its purpose, the novelty provides and expands functionality (although some are fundamentally removed from the software capabilities of the 4-Bay NAS family). Seagate NAS, although retaining several entertainment features, is still more of a device for business use, rather than sharing torrent files or watching streaming video. Although the built-in DNLA allows you to listen to music, and watch videos, and even work synchronized with iTunes. It is also possible to download large files, but without the use of torrents, but directly directly from the Web, and you can organize this task according to a predetermined schedule and with quotas and restrictions.
For office work, the device provides a convenient joint interface and document management through a specialized wiki server – a site that allows you to work with files and transfer them in the usual format for Wikipedia. To do this, it is planned to open a separate independent window. There is also support for communication with network printers. On this, perhaps, the list of functions of a conventional computer can be called exhaustive.
A few more technical innovations
The most popular of the innovations was the ability to work not only in closed local networks of one company, but also direct access to the international Internet. Moreover, access to the network storage Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay NAS is open from devices regardless of the operating systems installed on them. It is equally possible to work with those on which IOS, Android, MAC OS, Windows are installed – special clients are provided for this. Work is available even from iSCSI. In this case, it should be noted a high level of security when accessing stored data.