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Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

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Learn more about the Seagate STBN4000100

General

Brand
Seagate
Model
STBN4000100

Configuration

Form Factor
2-Bay

Hard Drive Performance

Included HDD Capacity
4TB

Features

Features
The Business Storage 2-bay NAS includes government-grade hardware encryption technology that helps protect data stored on the NAS. When you access files remotely, the 2-bay NAS also helps protect your data-in-flight with SSL/TLS, the same technology that secures your information when banking online.

The 2-bay NAS features a Universal Storage Module (USM) slot that makes it incredibly simple and cost-effective to create off-site backups of your data. Start by docking a Seagate Backup Plus portable drive in the USM slot. With a touch of a button, you can transfer large files at speeds up to 3x faster than USB 2.0. Undock your portable drive and data, and you're ready to take your files with you or to a secure, off-site location.

The USM slot is also convenient for photographers, videographers and other professionals who routinely bring back large files from the field. Use a Backup Plus portable drive throughout the day and when you're back at the office, slide the portable drive into the USM slot and-with a touch of a button-all of your work is transferred to a designated folder on the 2-bay NAS.

System Requirements:
Local area network (LAN)
Internet connection (for system updates and Web access)
Wired or wireless router with an available 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
DVD-ROM drive for software installation (recommended)
Mac on Network: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, Apple Safari 3.1 or later
PC on Network: Pentium or equivalent processor (1GHz or higher), 512MB of RAM or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, or Firefox 3.0 or later

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions
12.2" x 10.8" x 6.1"
Weight
8.21 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Andrew H.
  • 8/27/2014 4:51:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: Stable uptime, decent price when you catch a sale.

Cons: The interface makes it difficult to use. Space management is very difficult.

As others have mentioned before, the media server is terrible.

Other Thoughts: I'm a tech guy, so I expected a more professional device to be up my alley by being customizable. I was wrong.

The interface is annoying, and has to different ways to access. You use the fat client to setup and manage backups, and the web interface to review the system and manage storage and features. I wouldn't mind that, except they don't talk to each other. For example, my web interface shows 60% free space, but my fat client shows no more room for backups. There's no way to see the backups to decide what to remove.

And the "help" files linked on the web interface are misleading and unhelpful. For example the "10 steps for getting started" takes you to the general product information about the NAS... There's nothing to help you get started. All the help links are like this; I wanted to read some actual documentation and it's just filler.

I got this on a Black Friday sale thinking I was getting a deal, but I was way wrong. If I had to do it over again, I'd spend the extra $150 and get a more mainstream product.

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  • Robert D.
  • 7/7/2014 11:02:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable in the long run!

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: Worked like a champ with no issues for 8 months!

Cons: After my second follow-up review back in November, the NAS started dropping out on the network. While watching movies streaming to any device, it would cut out randomly. It would then have to re-index all the files. The unit was not re-booting, just dropping out. It would also happen while running backups at random times, which became very frustrating! I also tried resetting the unit several times at this point and it would not reset!

After running tests from the administration control panel, both drives showed no errors and were passing the tests with no problems. Eventually the NAS stopped working, and when trying to log into the administration settings, only one page would come up stating that drives needed to be cleaned and set-up, yet there were no visible drives to select.

At this point I removed the drives, and tested them with Seagate Seatools. I tested both drives with the DOS version and the Windows version. One drive was completely dead, and the other was showing bad LBA blocks. At this point all data is lost. I am very disappointed with the reliability of this model STBN4000100.

After running this NAS in a climate controlled environment for only 15 months it has become useless, and all data has been lost.

Other Thoughts: A new firmware update was released in March, version 2014.00319. While it installed fine prior to the drives failing, it did not resolve any of the dropping off the network problems I mentioned above. I suspect the dropping off the network and re-indexing of files was due to the hard drives starting to fail.

Also on the specific page where you download the firmware, there is a PDF release notes file called Version 2014.00319 release notes which has not been updated with any information as to what the new firmware fixed or improved. It only lists previous firmware versions and fixes.

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  • Amber D.
  • 3/17/2014 10:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsit's ok

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: It's ok when it works

Cons: Keeps dropping off the network so I'm unable to use it for backups

Other Thoughts: I may be returning this thing if it keeps this up

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Amber,

We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the network problems described in your review. A support case (#04043928) 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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  • Andre M.
  • 12/10/2013 12:04:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMedia Server is horrible

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: Fast, easy to use, easy to setup. I am running it on a Gigabit network and it is fast. I would give it 5 stars if it wasnt for the Media Server.

Cons: The only issue I really see if the media server. Don’t get me wrong, it does work, but it does not organize your media as Serviio or Plex do. It combines all your videos into one bucket, which is kind inefficient if you have thousands of movies and TV shows like I do. It is almost impossible to find anything.

I ended up keeping my Serviio running on my PC and changing the library location to my shared folder in the NAS, which forces me to leave my PC on at all times now.

Other Thoughts: Seagate needs to improve their media server if they want to compete.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 11/27/2013 9:19:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: It looks nice

Cons: Slow. Cannot Access.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for surveillance camera storage. Ran through the setup procedure, configured username/password, and was setting up the cameras. My camera software wants multiple users, one for each camera recording, so while creating new users for each camera, the NAS kicked me out of the configuration GUI. I tried to log back in with my saved username/password, no go. Tried stock username/password, no go. Followed "factory reset" instructions, no change.

NOT very happy with this device. Hopefully Newegg will return it, Seagate has very poor troubleshooting on their site.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Woody,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Business Storage 2-Bay NAS. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to accessing the configuration web GUI. Support case # 03814809 has been created that will show 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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5 out of 5 eggs8 Month Follow-up!

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: I have had this NAS running 24/7, and have used it daily since my first review on 3/17/2013. A large portion is now dedicated primarily for serving media throughout my home network. The rest is for data backups.

I have had no issues with the unit running on a gigabit LAN within my home. The only time I did have to reboot was when I updated to the newer firmware which was released in August!

One portion is allocated for dumping data from a surveillance system hard drive, by doing this I have been able to double the amount of real time video capture data that is accessible to me.

For me at least this unit has been rock solid stable!

Cons: None at all!

Other Thoughts: New Firmware Version 2013.60311 was released in August 2013. I was able to update my Seagate NAS with no problems at all.

Latest firmware Release notes:

Performance Improvements:
SAMBA performance improvement of up to 10%

Bug Fixes include:
a. Ability to delete user accounts.
b. Dependability copy large files on AFP shares.
c. Recycle Bin able to handle files over 128 characters.
d. Setup Wizard compatible with IE7 and IE8.
e. Specific NAS identifier for email alerts (helpful for admins who maintain
multiple NAS products).

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  • Betty G.
  • 11/8/2013 6:21:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Box

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: Easy setup. Large Space. Descent Features. Cost

Cons: Not super Fast. Media Server Disconnects occasionally.

Other Thoughts: Descent box for the price when i purchased it. I have the new business storage, as well as i support two of the previous version blackArmor NAS. Not bad little boxes for SOHO.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mitch,

We would like to thank you for your review of the Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay NAS.

There could be a variety of reasons for the slow 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.

Also, 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 Business NAS:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/005315en

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 further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our support staff:

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

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Alex S.
  • 11/3/2013 10:57:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsJust don't buy it yet untill a reliable firmware will be released

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: Great idea, good hardware, nice design, shall be a perfect unit if it wouldn't be at the beta-test stage. The most reliable part of your network solution shall be backup.

Cons: Absolutely unacceptable approach to firmware - it is not tested in different conditions, no ability to re-flash the old one if the new update has issues, too many different problems (just visit Seagate forum). Factory reset doesn't reset all settings to default values. Useless - if your "successfully flashed" firmware doesn't work properly. The only was to get the default settings if the firmware is bad - RMA brand new product and receive back refurbished one if you can not return it to the store due to any reason.

Other Thoughts: Just don't buy it - at least at the moment. Don't expect you will be able to handle the problems no matter how experienced you are - unless you are a good firmware engineer and would like to fix it's problems on your own.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AS,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Seagate Business Storage NAS drive. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. Support case #03759031 has been created that will show 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://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Laura R.
  • 4/17/2013 10:43:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy now

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: cheap, easy setup, lots of storage

Cons: Seagate has put this product on production hold.

There are firmware problems they are trying to fix. My unit would not go to sleep and ran 24/7. The backup software couldn't see my OCZ Vertex 3 (my C drive). The firmware version wouldn't show up in the places it should.

Other Thoughts: I sent my unit back after talking to one of Seagate's firmware engineers and a technician who confirmed it was defective.

This will probably be a good unit once they get the bugs worked out.

I don't care what anyone says, I still love doing business with Newegg.com!

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4 out of 5 eggsGood entry level NAS

This review is from: Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay 4TB (2 x 2TB) NAS(STBN4000100)

Pros: The USM feature is a fantastic way to do backups by hand. If I were still working in IT I would use this feature every day but as it is my file transfers of scientific data are only done via LAN for time and security reasons.

Recycle Bin feature: I have never seen this on any other NAS. When a file gets deleted it is saved to a recycle bin whos size can be set in the administration panel. I can see this feature reducing headaches when clients 'mistakenly' delete something and end up staring at you to magically fix their mistakes.

Power management: Has wake on lan feature and power scheduling.

There are 2xUSB 3.0 ports which can be used to setup network shares!

Has a full suite of automated backup tool, which I did not use because I prefer to do backups manually, but I would expect would work well in any business environment.

Services: I like that there is a built in wikiserver and media server feature. Download manager for HTTP and FTP sites which can be useful for automated backups. Dynamic DNS is easy to setup as is the Print server

Cons: I am a linux user and require SSH access which this unit does not have.

This unit only supports 5 kinds of drives and these drives are only made by Seagate ( http://ow.ly/jtSwD )! Find my review for the diskless version of this NAS where I attempted to use Hitachi drives and Seagate drives (which were not on the supported list) only yo find that the NAS would drop from the network and refuse to accept the disks. Therefore you must be careful when/if you decided to update the drives on this NAS because it may become a headache very quickly.

The server's CPU temperature while idle was 65C in a house which was in the 40's so ventelation may be an issue down the road.

During boot the fan is very loud but after boot it becomes much quieter. However the fan is still audible an entire room away not as a road but as a low drone. I found this most annoying while working next to the unit. I do not see an option to control fan speed and dont think it would make much difference. I suspect the ball bearing on the fan is sub par and I would recommend installing a new fan yourself, but IMO the end user should not be bothered with such things (I cannot hear my DS213+ even under load).

Compared to Synology I find that this Seagate NAS misses the mark when it comes to features. Synology has many in house and 3rd party packages which can be installed. I could see any system administrator becoming frustrated with this Seagate NAS because it may not be able to keep up with clients growing demand the the 'latest' services.

Other Thoughts: 0.0 watt power supply only
8.8 watt boot
23.7 watt HDD format

Some benchmarks:
Seagate raid 1 Single 30GB file transfer
Peak: 42 MB/s
Average ~38.7 MB/s

Synology DS213+ Raid 1 single 30GB file transfer
Peak 90MB/s
average ~66.0 MB/s
(I am using HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 4TB 7200 RPM SATA III 6Gbps 0S03355 drives)

Real world full backup 1.65TB
large files (1GB++) 38MB/s
tiny files (300GB of ~1MB photos) started at 25.6MB/s and bottomed out at 4.10 MB/s over 8 hours. At this point I stopped the transfer because it didnt seem worth waiting anymore.

Overall this Seagate device would be perfect as a introduction to the NAS market for small business users who do not have a need for extra features and intend to do backups manually. However if you are a large business user or a researcher like myself you will quickly find yourself demanding more from this NAS than it can give.

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