The 16TB (4 x 4TB) STCU16000100 4-Bay NAS Server from Seagate is a preconfigured network storage solution that offers the ability to collaborate, share, and access files even when on the go. This NAS server offers four bays and four 4TB Seagate NAS hard drives, which are engineered to run 24 x 7 and deliver performance for home or business use. These hard drives are rated higher for reliability and run cooler than the standard hard drive, offering more protection for your critical files.
The NAS server features SimplyRAID technology that's built into the NAS OS 4 software. This technology guides you in choosing between JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, which can offer performance, capacity, redundancy, or a combination of performance and redundancy. Once configured, connect the NAS server to your network via the two Gigabit LAN ports or to your Windows, Mac, Linux PC via USB 3.0. By offering two LANs with failover and link aggregation with a convenient hot swappable spare support, ensures continual service in the event that one of the drives require replacement or a LAN fails unexpectedly.
For accessing files on the NAS when on the go, Seagate offers Sdrive for PC, Mac, Android, and Apple OS devices. The Sdrive app for mobile devices offers enhanced security by encrypting the files before they leave the NAS and requires user credentials to decrypt and access the files. Within the App Manager in NAS OS 4, you can install apps that turn the NAS into a recording solution for IP cameras or an anti-virus app that can scan files and identify potential threats before it's too late. It also features NAS-to NAS backup, which allows IT administrators to back up shares to other NAS devices on the network or to a remote location over the Internet. By backing up over the Internet to a second Seagate NAS server provides offsite protection while retaining ownership of your data. Another feature is built-in iSCSI support, which offers performance and provides additional storage for servers and workstations on the network that supports IP SAN and NAS applications. Along with the Seagate 4-Bay server are a power cable and Ethernet cable.