The 2TB (1 x 2TB) NAS Pro 2-Bay from Seagate is a complete network storage solution and private cloud for power users and businesses with up to 50 employees. It offers a user-friendly setup with an intelligent interface. This NAS Pro features hardware, software, and Seagate drives designed to work together, which helps to minimize setup time and deliver reliable performance.
This NAS Pro runs Seagate NAS OS 4 software, which helps to deliver ease of use, performance, reliability, and a platform for running add-on apps. With the App Manager in NAS OS 4, it is possible to install apps to enhance the functionality of your NAS, such as the surveillance app that turns the NAS into a recording solution for IP cameras. There is also an anti-virus app that scans your system to identify potential threats.
This NAS operates using a 1.7 GHz Intel Dual-Core 64-bit processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM. It also features 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, and 2 x 10/100/1000 Base-TX Gigabit Ethernet ports. All of these help this NAS to deliver the performance needed for data-intensive backup tasks, such as photo and video editing, accessing large databases, or multiple simultaneous PC/Mac backups. This NAS is also able to run multiple NAS OS 4 add-on apps simultaneously to help increase user productivity.
In terms of storage, Seagate uses Seagate NAS HDD drives, which are designed specifically for the 24x7 operating environments of NAS systems. The drive bays of this NAS support SATA II 3 Gb/s drives and while this NAS does come pre-configured with 2TB (1 x 2TB) of storage in a 3.5" form factor, 2.5" hard drives and SSDs are also supported. This NAS is also capable of achieving file transfer speeds of up to 200 MB/s.
In addition to the NAS being pre-configured with a capacity of 2TB, the storage volume itself is also pre-configured, which can help save setup time when compared to traditional RAID configurations. If you do wish to change the default configuration, SimplyRAID technology is offered and is built into the NAS OS software. SimplyRAID will help you choose the RAID configuration that is best by balancing performance, capacity, and redundancy. SimplyRAID also allows you to begin storing files and using the NAS after selecting a preferred configuration, therefore eliminating the waiting periods of hours or days while a RAID volume is built.
This Seagate NAS also allows you to collaborate, share, and access file from virtually anywhere while on-the-go. Seagate makes this possible with their Sdrive software for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and iPad. The software for PC and Mac provides access to the files stored on your NAS from virtually anywhere that you have an Internet connection. Sdrive makes the NAS appear as another drive connected to your computer, so you can drag-and-drop, view thumbnails, open files, and more. The Sdrive app for mobile devices also helps keep you connected to your file with enhanced security. All files are encrypted before they leave the NAS and only the Sdrive app on your mobile device, combined with proper user credentials, can decrypt and access the files.
The 2TB (1 x 2TB) NAS Pro 2-Bay is compatible with Windows, Windows Server, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix. It operates on 100 to 240VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an Ethernet cable and a power cord. Please be aware that since this NAS comes with 1 x 2TB of storage, the second drive bay will be empty.