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
  • Sdrive™ remote access 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 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.

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.

An Effortless and Intuitive OS

Built in-house by Seagate, NAS OS 4.2 delivers business-focused features in an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based interface, simplifying setup and management. NAS OS 4.2 is tuned specifically for our range of NAS servers to deliver optimal performance, reliability and efficiency.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

Your Own Private Cloud

The Seagate Sdrive™ is the easiest, most intuitive way to connect to your 8-Bay Rackmount NAS if you’re away from the office and need to look for or grab a file. From any desktop or laptop, access your 8-Bay Rackmount NAS by clicking the Sdrive icon (from Computer or Finder). Go ahead and drag-and-drop files, or search for that particular file and open it directly with its native application. From your smartphone or tablet, you can securely and easily access your files from the Seagate MyNAS as well.

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.

Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS

Enterprise-Class, Inside and Out

Included Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 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, Enterprise Capacity 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.

Unleash Your Hybrid Cloud

Turn your private cloud into a powerful hybrid cloud with cloud backup and sync services. With cloud backup and sync services you get the performance of on-premise storage and the flexibility of the public cloud. Upload a file to the NAS and your colleague can see it through Dropbox or Google Drive. Streamline your business with the services you already know and use.

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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® Enterprise Capacity drives*
  • Sliding rail kit
  • CMA (cable management arm)
  • Seagate USB key with NAS OS
  • AC power cords (2)

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Operating System
Number of Drive Bays
External Ports
Hard Drive Capacity
Total Capacity
Certified Drives List
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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8TB 12TB 16TB 24TB 32TB
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
8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB, 32TB
3.5-inch SATA II or SATA III (see NAS Certified Drive list PDF 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 serve, failover and load balancing (LACP 802.3ad), Sdrive file system integration (S:/ 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
  • Sdrive 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)

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8-bay Rackmount Sliding Rail Kit

Engineered for simple, easy access, the Sliding Rail Kit allows administrators to maintain the 8-bay Rackmount NAS with no tools and minimal downtime. Administrators can perform routine maintenance without hesitation even in the tightest of spaces.

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8-bay Rackmount Cable Management Arm

Built with administrators in mind, the Cable Management Arm opens and closes to arrange cords efficiently no matter what position the rackmount is located on the rails.

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8-bay Rackmount 250W PSU Module

Designed for quick and easy installation, the 250W PSU Module slides out with a simple click-tab mechanism.

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8-bay Rackmount Cooling Module

Build with administrators in mind, the Cooling Module uses a tool-less design and snaps in place with little or no down time.

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8-bay Rackmount Drive Tray

Built specifically to fit 8 drives in a 1U design, the 8-bay Rackmount Drive Trays use industry-standard screw locations to attach firmly to all compatible 3.5-inch hard drives.