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Seagate STBN6000100 6TB Business Storage 2-Bay NAS

  • 2-Bay
  • 6TB

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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

12.2" x 10.8" x 6.1"
8.21 lbs.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Arun C.
  • 11/10/2014 11:45:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAbsurd, do not buy, nas is not hot swappable as advertised

Pros: in expensive, technicians are available to help.

Cons: false advertising - bought it as a "hot swappable" nas. To me it means that when a drive dies, you pull out the dead drive, leave the working one there and then replace the drive without ever shutting down the nas. My drive died and I put it back in "live". Technician tells me that I may have damaged the drive or the nas or lost the sectors or something like that. he said they do not recommend replacing a drive while the power is on. Look at the documentation, it says HOT SWAPPABLE, TECH SAYS NEVER DO THAT. I did it and luckily for me there was no damage.

Other Thoughts: Also, when the drive died, it seemed to have taken down the network, I could not access even the working drive. Had to debug (with help from technician) by pulling one out and then the other.

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 9/19/2014 1:09:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsShould be a good product but it's not.

Pros: Has a lot of options and features like USM, USB 3, WebDav and One Touch backups and massive storage.

Cons: I'm starting to wonder if the biggest con here is Seagate. Bought this for a customer. I've had at least 6 different support sessions for this device. First thing Seagate wants to do is WIPE the DRIVES! Really? USM and one touch backups where flaky. If the dashboard stops responding the only way to get it back up is to pull the power cord and plug it back in. A replacement drive later and I'm still losing money and time with this device.

Other Thoughts: Stay far away from this device. I'm getting to the point where I won't be anymore Seagate products.

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  • E R.
  • 8/18/2014 1:04:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSeagate - Business Storage 6TB 2-Bay Network-Attached Storage

Pros: Works well, when/if it works

Cons: This is a follow-up review. One year to the date of purchase (8/14/2013 died 8/14/2014) this unit died and is non-recoverable. Dual LAN setup does not work correctly and is probably a contributing factor to the failure of the device.
Transfer speeds either wireless or wired are slow.
DNLA streaming in-house is ok, but sometimes glitchy.
Power button does not power off device, reset button does not reset. Only way to boot device is pull the plug.
I hope the RMA Seagate is sending will work better that the one I had.
Needing a Linux OS to read drive to recover is an definite egg minus.

Other Thoughts: I must admit, phone service to Seagate was fast and friendly. They issued my RMA and I was done in about 20 min. Will wait until I have the "new" NAS installed and working and re-visit this review. Should be shipped tomorrow and arrive by Friday (2 day service).

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  • Garry K.
  • 8/12/2014 8:32:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Poor Product

Pros: It should be a good idea :-(

Cons: Power button has never cycled power. The only way to turn it off is to pull the plug. It simply powers straight up when I insert the power plug. Power settings did not shut down the system when setup to do so overnight.
Help information is really not that comprehensive and it took me a while to get to a reliable backup strategy - Once there, the drives mysteriously disappeared and apparently my raid array no longer exists. After hours of watching a flashing drive light, I reset the box and still the same. Help does not describe the light combination I am getting and when I reset, the box did not follow the sequence that the manual said, appearing not to have reset however long I held the button. Accessing the drive manager did not allow me to do anything more than to look at a window that showed I had no drives! Surely I should be able to update firmware for instance without drives in the box?
I was feeling uncomfortable before I lost my data, but now am totally disillusioned by this products nebulous and finally, destructive performance.
When I had it somewhat working, I was also unhappy with the limitations of the remote access - 1 file at a time and 2GB limit! Really - This is a business product?
As a long time Seagate user, this product has destroyed my confidence and I am sad.

Other Thoughts: Moving on ... Goodbye Seagate

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  • Tracey A.
  • 8/7/2014 8:00:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a reliable backup

Pros: Cost effective backup solution. As long as you keep multiple backups on devices other than this.

Cons: Bought in Nov. of 2013. Had multiple USB drives. Consolidated them all to here thinking this is a more stable and reliable product. a couple of months ago I unplugged it to plug it into a new power strip (because I actually replace them like they recommend) and when it booted back up my configuration to it was gone. Because it was a Mirrored RAID I grabbed one of the drives, stuck it into my Windows 8.1 machine as an external drive and no luck. After talking to a few fellow geeks and trying different things (including contacting support but something was wrong with their site at the time and couldn't submit a ticket...turned out IE 11 didn't like it at the time) I got frustrated and left it in a corner to collect dust. Fast forward to now I needed some source code that was on there...So I started up the adventure again. This time I was able to submit a ticket. A couple of days later support got back to me. The files are supposedly stored in a ext3 Linux format. So I got a trusty Ubuntu on a DVD, booted and tried to read the luck. The support person gave it a shot to try to help with methods to recover the data but never addressed the primary issue of how it happened in the first place. Nothing like "yes it is an existing problem and we're working on it" or "This is fixed by a Firmware update". Nothing. I still had most of the data on some of the USB drives that originally contained it except for the one's I recycled because I thought this device had my back and needed the drives for space. So like anyone who has lost a loved one I trolled through the grieving process and came to the realization that a lot of my old data is lost and moved on with my life. I re-setup the device and will cautiously put files on it only as a backup for data that I store in other places as well or as temporary storage to re-organize dependable drives. Pretty useless to have a RAID backup to store data that you still have to keep somewhere else because the firmware has an attitude. Another thing, When I was searching for the "WHY?" I found out that a guy had these as backups in branches of banks and he discovered that it loses it's config on power cycles if you assign the IP address via the NAS interface and not via a DHCP server. So beware. This time I let DHCP assign it so we will see. I am now planning on getting a Synology NAS. I have recently used these for a client and it is awesome.

Other Thoughts: The email from support (nice but not helpful):
Thank you for contacting Seagate Support.

I understand your worries and would like to help you.

First, I would like to state that the Business Storage uses an ext3 format for the drives, as it uses a Linux kernel. Windows does not normally read this format, so if you would like to plug the drive into a computer to recover data, you would need an ext3 Linux reader for Windows, or to connect it to a Linux system.

If the unit is acting like it is brand new, I would definitely attempt to recover the data before trying anything. The basic setup to first get into the Manage page should not affect the volumes, but it is always a good idea to have a backup just in case. Once you have the backup, try to setup the NAS, then once in the manage page, go to Storage and see if it sees the volume on the drives at all.

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  • Vay N.
  • 7/7/2014 11:21:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReview for Seagate STBN6000100 6TB Business Storage 2-Bay NAS

Pros: Setup is pretty straight forward. Served files over DLNA to my Samsung TV directly no problems.

Cons: The NAS stopped working after 8 months. It powers on and the disk light is on but the status light just stays off, which leads me to believe there's a problem with hardware and not the disks. After waiting for 30 minutes on hold for customer support, I spoke to a (totally uninterested) support guy named Travis who had me unplug and plug the unit back in a few times, which of course did nothing. Then he told me I was on my own in terms of saving my data (no easy task as the files are on a Linux file system) and they would not honor the product warranty until I had erased the drives and tried booting the machine back up again with the clean drives.

Why they wouldn't just send me another unit so I can test the drives (since that's likely the problem) is beyond me. Now I have to install special software (LinuxReader) that will take forever to scan the 3TB drives, or install Linux, in order to save my data before I can call tech support again so they can tell me there's a problem with the Server and then (hopefully) honor my warranty.

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  • Patrick D.
  • 5/22/2014 9:41:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhere to start

Pros: Works sort of ok when it works...

Cons: Have to constantly power cycle it to keep it working, and now it has died in just over 6 months, I would stay away from this thing...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Patrick D.,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your 6TB Business Storage 2-Bay NAS and would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. A support case (#04177051) 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):

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • E R.
  • 2/25/2014 10:54:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSeagate - Business Storage 6TB 2-Bay Network-Attached Storage STBN6000100

Pros: Solid unit, have had this running 24x7 since I installed it about 6 months ago and no problems with device. Fan is white noise noticeable, but not unbearable. I like the fail-over dual LAN connections. Box is not bulky and sits very sturdy on shelf. Installation was easy and setup was intuitive. DNLA works great, stream movies to all devices on my network.

Cons: Will not stream video (my main purpose for purchase), it wants to download the entire file. Tappin is a joke, with its file limitations and having to go thru their web site to access my files. at this price point and being advertised as a business level device, you would think there would be a more professional way to access files/data on my own terms instead of someone else's. Transfer rates are SLOW on my gb internal network. wifi is about 2mb LAN is maybe 4mb (if I am lucky). Backup image creation for 189gb image takes over 24 hours (not acceptable).

Other Thoughts: My network is gb Router, gb Switch, 30mb down/3mb up Modem. FTP is about 4.5mb in-house. About 129kb internet. I would give this NAS 5 eggs but the speed issue and the streaming (or lack thereof) make it a 3 egg. However, this is a Seagate problem not a Newegg problem. Newegg is a great company, with fast shipping and wonderful customer service!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear EJ R.,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Business Storage 2-Bay Diskless 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.

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 Business Storage:

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 feel free to contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • 12/10/2013 6:27:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSeagate Business Nas

Pros: Great Performance. Good Management Software. Good Construction. Works fine once you get it to work and don't use the dual LAN Option. iSCSI works good in VMware vSphere and Windows.

Cons: Issues if you try to configure the dual LAN Option.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear CLGZ,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the 6TB Business Storage 2-Bay NAS.

We would like to talk with you by phone to help resolve any LAN or system status LED problem you are experiencing. A support case (#03828614) 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):

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • 12/7/2013 8:59:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot working

Pros: None

Cons: System Status Led is off. DOA.

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