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Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

  • 3TB
  • Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Greg Z.
  • 2/25/2015 1:19:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 1.5 years

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: This device stores a lot of information, transfer speeds are somewhat faster then most

Cons: Only had this unit for 1.5 years and will no longer connect to the network, it only flashes green. I have tried 3 different network cables and no luck. I have about 1 TB worth of storage and no way to get at it. Very frustrated that a storage device should have at least a 5 year lifespan.

Other Thoughts: I think the next cloud storage device I'll buy will be a 'My Cloud Western Digital'

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Greg Z.,

We apologize for the problem with your Central 3TB Cloud Storage System and would like to talk with you by phone to determine an available resolution. A support case (#04738432) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, or for additional support options, please try us here:

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Greg Z.
  • 2/24/2015 6:54:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery Happy

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: It stores a lot of information and have been pretty happy

Cons: Just over 1.5 years old, the Central HD is just flashing Green and won't connect to the network, I have tried 3 different network cables with no solution. Life expectancy should be 5 years or more on hard drives in general.

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  • Sam C.
  • 11/17/2014 1:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDied within a year

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Easy to setup

Cons: Died within the year. Cost $10 to have it replaced with refurbished one.

Difficult at times to login private accounts

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Sam,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Central 3TB Cloud Storage System. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problems logging into your private shares. A support case (#04549504) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, please try us here under Product Support (choose your region):

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/contact-numbers/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Andrew C.
  • 10/5/2014 11:57:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Can access stored items from anywhere that has internet, watch movies from it in any room or on any computer, separate file systems that you can keep private.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I've learned while upgrading my in home network that a lot of the transfer speed has to do with your network speed. Upgraded my router to ac from n and my transfer speeds are typically ~25MB/s.

Had mine over a year and a half with no issues and even use it as a talking point in some of my computer science classes. Even moved across country with it and it still works wonders.

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  • Matthew Z.
  • 6/3/2014 5:35:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Service, Quality and Performance Lacking

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: 3 TB
Good Seagate service, as usual

Cons: Died in a few months

Other Thoughts: I'm wondering if there's a Now Works as It Should firmware upgrade for this? I can't stream a compressed movie wirelessly without stutter. Sure it works OK with a wired connection, but what is this, 1997? Of the 8 devices in our house hooked up to the internet, only 1 is a desktop.

Anyway, the NIC went on this in a few months. When I called support, they had the problem diagnosed in about 5 seconds--I'm guessing as soon as I gave them the model number. I have a new one sitting here thanks to Seagate's solid service, but I'm unsure what to do with it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matthew,

We first wanted to provide our centralized link for help with setup, usage, installation, and troubleshooting of your Central Shared Storage drive. This includes our complete User Guide. Please reference the link below:

http://ow.ly/kA3Q5

We wanted to provide some suggestions to optimize your network performance. First, please make sure that your computer is connected to your router with a CAT-6 cable and that you are not using WiFi. WiFi is much slower than using an Ethernet cable. Also make sure that your Ethernet card on your computer, router, and any other device connected to your network is using Gigabit ethernet. Your network will only run as fast as your slowest piece of equipment.

Additionally, check to see if there are any firmware updates available for the drive and your router. Please check for any driver updates from the motherboard manufacturer of your computer. Click on the link below for instructions on how to update the firmware for the Seagate Central:

http://ow.ly/x79ps

If you are still experiencing slow transfer rates, try plugging the drive directly into a computer with a Gigabit ethernet card and see if your speeds improve. Should the performance improve, then it is likely there is a network bottleneck unrelated to the drive itself.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Matthew Z.
  • 3/27/2014 4:33:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Disappointing

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: 3TB

Cons: Worked for a couple of months, now all I get is a blinking red light and that's it. As stated above, very disappointing, considering how many Seagate products are still kicking in my house.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matthew Z.,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Central 4TB Cloud Storage System drive. Certainly it is not typical or expected for these drives to behave this way. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. A support case (#04060710) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):

http://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Mae N.
  • 3/17/2014 9:42:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Disappointed on Reliability

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Seemed to have worked fine for the first several months of ownership. Setup was relatively easy and transfer of files worked fairly well.

Cons: I can't believe that this relatively expensive item has failed after such a short time. I went in today to retrieve some files that I had stored on the device, only to find out that the device had died. Totally dead, no response. The unit was purchased less than 8 months ago!!!! What a disappointment!!!!! I gave Seagate a LOT more credit. I own several other Seagate drives (They are my drive of choice), but now I'm beginning to give less credit to Seagate's reliability. Now I am afraid of the reliability of my other drives which I also use to backup critical data.

Other Thoughts: This is a 3TB unit, purchased with the hopes of using it for reliable storage of files long into the future. With such a short lifespan, I did not even begin to get to use even a fraction of its storage capabilities.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear William,

We would like to apologize for the problems experienced with your Seagate Central Storage system. The symptoms described in your review are certainly not typical or expected for these drives and we'd like to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problems. A support case (#04032964) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of the US or Canada, please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):

http://seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2013 10:41:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsFrustrating

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Once setup Ipad found it quite easily. Concept is good for home use.

Cons: Where to begin. Setup did not go smoothly at first, however after the firmware upgrade things did appear to improve. I own an iMac and am basing my concerns on it. 1. The drive must be brought on line manually after each boot using the discovery tool. (I feel the drive as it is always connected should automatically discover. The transfer rate for placing files (video and photo) is very slow. 110 gb took 22 hours. Thinking that hooking it up directly to the mac cat socket would be faster, it was not. Then the fun began, when I hooked up the external WD drive to the Seagate for usb transfer, not only was it very slow, but my mac in all of it’s wisdom wrote the system file “._AppleDouble” in every directory on the WD drive. (when I hooked the drive up to the Seagate apparently the Mac now saw it as a non specific mac drive and does this little unix trick.), at this point because mac has written these files the folders will no longer transfer as the seagate stops the transfer because of the filename. So WD drive back on the mac, and spent hours searching out and deleting the AppleDouble files. Sorry, but as a guy that has had server drives in the past, this whole experience is akin to the old days of trying to work with comm ports and 2400 baud modems. Streaming media was choppy even though my iPad and iMac saw the files and could access them.

Other Thoughts: Please I just want a drive that plugs into my server, automatically mounts and transfers files quickly. Sorry not the drive for me. If this is what one expect, probably the best solution for someone like me (home user) is a new router with a usb port that I can connect my existing external drive to.

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  • Robert K.
  • 11/26/2013 8:52:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSigh... Seemed like a great deal

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Great Price

Cons: Software is slow, horribly clunky, doesn't work very well, and doesn't have nearly enough options.

Other Thoughts: Live and learn

Manufacturer Response:

Dear N/A,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Central Shared Storage drive.

Please first check to see if there are any firmware updates to the Central drive as this may help with performance. Click on the link below for instructions:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/005384en

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • David C.
  • 11/13/2013 11:33:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for basic needs

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: I bought this unit to replace an old 500GB LaCie NAS that served me well for around five years before giving up the ghost. It was less expensive than the LaCie and, at 3 TB, obviously much larger. Its native support of the Apple Time Machine solution was an unexpected bonus (the LaCie, while it supported AFP did not support Time Machine). So it works nicely with both my PCs and my Macs on my LAN. Setup was quite simple.

Cons: As others have noted, its transfer speeds across my network (especially coming in from either of my two wireless subnets) is not always great. Time Machine backup of 30+ GB wirelessly can take 12 hours; the same amount on my 100Mb/sec wired LAN only about 3 hours.

Other Thoughts: As a ham radio operator, I've found it a bit frustrating that the drive cannot tolerate high external RF levels (it basically goes deaf and has to be restarted). Also, shortly after putting it into service, it stopped connecting via AFP from any of my Macs (wired or wireless). But an e-mail to tech support quickly gleaned a link to a newly minted firmware upgrade (not even on their update server at that point) that resolved the issue. I've not attempted to set up remote access nor anything beyond Mac and Windows filesharing locally.

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