Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

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Room To Grow

The first 1U rack that fits eight hot-swappable 3.5-inch drives

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Double The Storage, Half The Space

  • The only 1U rack with eight hot-swappable 3.5-inch drives doubles your storage capacity in the same footprint
  • A powerful 2.3GHz dual-core Intel processor delivers incredible file transfer performance of up to 200MB/s
  • Included Wuala™ cloud service and apps for seamless, secure collaboration and anywhere access from your PC, Mac or mobile device
  • Centralized back up for PCs, plus Time Machine® support for Mac® computers
  • Built-in support for iSCSI enables maximum performance and compatibility for virtualized environments
8 Bay Rackmount

Built for Today’s Business

With enterprise-class hardware inside and out, the 8-Bay Rackmount NAS is the ideal solution for businesses with up to 250 employees that demand a higher level of performance and reliability. Powered by the Seagate NAS OS with a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel processor, it delivers impressive file transfer performance of up to 200MB/s.* Built-in support for iSCSI enables maximum performance and delivers additional storage for virtualized appliances on the network.

Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

The Backup You Need

The Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS is great for backing up PCs in one central location. And because it’s compatible with Time Machine® software, it works perfectly for Macs too. For additional protection, the built-in Wuala™ cloud backup service enables simple yet secure offsite backup to Wuala’s geo-distributed cloud storage. For best-in-class security, data is encrypted before leaving the NAS and only the user retains the encryption key.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

Your Own Private Cloud

Collaborate, share and get remote access to your files seamlessly and securely with the integrated Wuala™ cloud service and business-focused apps for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. The free Wuala™ apps automatically sync files and provide access from iPhone, iPad and Android devices, enabling employees to stay productive when on the go. Because all files are encrypted and transferred directly to recipients, your business-critical data remains private and secure.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

Innovative Design

The Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS boasts an intuitive design featuring eight, 3.5-inch hot-swappable drives and cable-free connections for easy storage capacity upgrades and maintenance. For quick serviceability or replacement, fans pop out easily without tools and the two built-in power supplies can slide out with a simple click of a tab. The design also includes a sliding rail kit and best-in-class cable management arm for simple, fast access.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

No Time for Downtime

SimplyRAID™ technology automatically manages installed drives to give you the optimal blend of capacity and redundancy. The redundant power supplies and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports help to ensure increased reliability, data integrity and uptime. Both the ports and power supplies can be set up to failover (if one is down, the other still works) to help make sure your data is always available.

More 8-Bay Rackmount NAS Specs

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

Enterprise-Class, Inside and Out

Included Seagate® Constellation ES.3™ enterprise drives deliver the flexibility and performance you need to meet demanding growth. A high capacity, eco-friendly, cost-efficient storage solution for 24×7 applications, Constellation ES.3 enterprise drives deliver best-in-class energy efficiency with low power and cooling requirements. For added reliability, the 8-Bay Rackmount NAS has ECC memory to protect against undetected data corruption and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption.

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Power up your Virtualization

Virtualization helps businesses of all sizes reduce IT complexity, improve reliability and gain efficiency. The Seagate 8-bay Rackmount NAS lowers the barrier of network storage cost for virtualization implementation. The 8-bay rackmount NAS is VMware Ready certified, so you can rest assured that your storage is optimized for VMware Virtualization environments. Click for more information on how to deploy VMware on the 8-Bay Rackmount NAS.

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What’s In the Box?

  • Seagate Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS
  • Seagate® Constellation ES.3™ enterprise drives*
  • Sliding rail kit
  • CMA (cable management arm)
  • Seagate USB key with NAS OS
  • AC power cords (2)
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Operating System
Number of Drive Bays
External Ports
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Drives
Power Supply and Power Management
Cooling Management
Included Accessories
Transfer Rate
Network Protocols and Services
Media Streaming
Backup Solution
Remote access
Client OS Supported
Browser supported
Drive Configurations
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Seagate ® NAS OS(embedded Linux)
8 hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA II/SATA III
Dual-core 2.3GHz Intel® 64-bit processor
Two (2) 10/100/1000 Base-TX (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • One (1) USB 2.0 (front)
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 (rear)
  • One (1) VGA (rear)
  • One (1) PS/2 keyboard(rear)
  • One (1) PS/2 mouse (rear)
  • Male DE-9 serial (rear)
Seagate Constellation® ES.3 3.5-inch HDD 2TB, 3TB, 4TB for preconfigured models
3.5-inch SATA II or SATA III (see Document ID: 005779 for more details)
100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, dual 250W redundant power supplies
  • Redundant hot-swap PSU
  • Sleep mode for power saving
  • Scheduled power on/off
  • Wake-on-LAN
Three (3) hot-swappable fans
  • Sliding rail kit
  • Cable management arm
200MB/s reads and writes1
CIFS/SMB, NFS v3, AFP, HTTP(s), FTP, sFTP, iSCSI, Print server, failover and load balancing (LACP 802.3ad), Wuala file system integration (W:/ network drive), Active Directory
VMware Ready
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • Hot spare
  • SimplyRAID technology with mixed capacity support, volume expansion and migration
  • Web-based interface through http/https
  • Hardware monitoring (S.M.A.R.T., casing cooling and temperature, CPU and RAM load)
  • Log management and email notification
  • NAS OS Installer for diskless setup, data recovery and restore to factory settings
  • Product discovery with Seagate Network Assistant
  • UPnP DLNA A/V media adapter-compatible
  • Photo browser and audio streaming through Web interface
  • iTunes (DAAP) server
  • PC to NAS: using client software (Time Machine™, Windows® Backup, etc.)
  • NAS to DAS: scheduled, automatic, and restore
  • NAS to NAS: scheduled, encrypted, compressed, and automatic to local or remote NAS
  • Web-based
  • Android and iOS app
  • Wuala Secure Cloud Service: Manage cloud, remote, and local storage from a single interface; secure remote access from PC, Mac, iOS, Android
  • Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Mac OS 10.6 and later
Latest version of Chrome, Firefox and Safari; Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
8TB (4x2TB), 12TB (4x3TB), 16TB (4x4TB), 24TB (8x3TB), 32TB (8x4TB)