Introduction

 

What is in this manual

 

Thank you for purchasing a Seagate 4-bay Rackmount NAS. Offering both high-end performance and advanced data sharing, your 4-bay Rackmount NAS is the next generation of Business Storage.



This user manual gives you step-by-step instructions on installation, hardware maintenance, and troubleshooting. If you encounter problems, check Getting Help.
 

Important info: Refer to Warranty before performing any hardware repairs or maintenance that is not described in this manual.


 

Who should use this manual


 

This user manual assumes that you have a working knowledge of networks, NAS (network-attached storage), and storage products. If you do not have these skills or, are not confident with the instructions in this guide, do not proceed with the installation or component replacement.


 

Box contents

 

 

  1. Seagate 4-bay Rackmount NAS
  2. Power supply cable
  3. Ethernet cable
  4. USB key (Seagate NAS OS Rescue and Install)
  5. Quick Start Guide


 

Important info: Save your packaging. In the event that the product should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging.

 

Minimum system requirements

 

Client OS:

  • 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
  • Linux 2.6 and later

Web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer™ 7.0 or higher
  • Firefox™ 3.0 or higher
  • Safari™ 3.0 or higher
  • Chrome 2.0 or higher

Network:

  • Computer with an Ethernet network adapter
  • Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1000 (Mb/s)

 

Important info: Consider the following when configuring your NAS: connect your NAS to a network with a DHCP server for automatic remote server setup; the NAS's performance can be affected by such external forces as network activity, hardware, distance, and setup;  for optimal performance, make certain that you are using Gigabit Ethernet routers and peripherals, and that the computers on the network support Gigabit Ethernet.