Seagate NAS 4-BAY NAS Seagate NAS 4-BAY NAS
Seagate NAS 4-BAY NAS 

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Safety Guidelines


Important info: Do-it-yourself repairs not covered in this manual will invalidate the warranty.


Safe handling


The 4-bay NAS must run with all of its parts and units in place. In order to comply with applicable safety, emission, and thermal requirements, the cover should not be removed and all drives must be installed according to the instructions (see Setting Up).


Permanently unplug the unit if you think that it has become damaged in any way.


With the sole exception of "hot-swapping" compatible hard drives from protected volumes (see Drive and Hardware Maintenance), you must shut down and disconnect power from the NAS before maintenance or physical troubleshooting is performed on the device. Only qualified technical service personnel should be allowed to maintain the NAS.


Shut down and unplug the unit before moving it.

Caution: If this equipment is used in a manner not specified by Seagate, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.




Power supply

The 4-bay Rackmount NAS must only be operated from a power supply input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.

Make sure that the socket outlets are located near the equipment and are easily accessible.

The power supply on this unit is not serviceable or field replaceable. If Seagate technical support has determined that the power supply is faulty or has failed and the unit is under warranty, return the NAS to Seagate per the instructions provided by the Seagate technician.


The battery in the 4-bay NAS is not field-replaceable. If Seagate technical support has determined that the battery is faulty or has failed and the unit is under warranty, return the NAS to Seagate per the instructions provided by the Seagate technician. If you attempt to remove or replace the battery:

  • There is a strong risk of explosion when using an incorrect type.
  • You will void the device warranty.



A safe electrical ground connection must be provided to the power cord. Check the grounding of the enclosure before applying power.

Provide a suitable power source with electrical overload protection to meet the requirements laid down in the technical specification.

Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the enclosure, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire, or personal injury.

Always unplug the device from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, or fire.

Hot surfaces (heat sinks) are exposed when the enclosure's top cover is removed.

The NAS must never be used as a shelf to support any other object.

Caution: Do not remove covers from the power supply inside the NAS: there is a danger of electric shock inside.



WARNING: Removing the enclosure cover when the NAS is powered on will reveal moving parts, specifically the rotating fan blades. DO NOT open the enclosure cover. Doing so without the express consent and instructions of Seagate technical support will void your product's warranty. 


NAS placement

Place your 4-bay NAS on a surface that is capable of supporting its total weight, including all the drives and any accessories attached to the NAS's ports. The design of the surface area should incorporate stabilizing features suitable to prevent the NAS from tipping or being pushed over during installation or in normal use.

Do not add any load onto the 4-bay NAS when it is placed onto the surface. Doing so can prevent proper airflow and affect operation.

The maximum operating ambient temperature for the unit is 35°C.

The power connection must have a safe electrical distribution system and provide overcurrent protection. When addressing these concerns, consider the electrical power consumption rating shown on the product.

The electrical distribution system must provide a reliable ground for this unit.

The power supply unit has a ground leakage current of 3.5mA. The design of the electrical distribution system must take into consideration the total ground leakage current from all the power supplies in all the units.

Equipment handling precautions

Observe all conventional ESD precautions when handling 4-bay NAS and its hard drives. Avoid contact with backplane components, module components, etc.

Drives are fragile and must be handled with care during removal/replacement.


Data security

Any loss, corruption, or destruction of data while using a Seagate drive or a Seagate drive system is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will Seagate be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, Seagate highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data: one copy on your NAS; and, a second copy on one of the following:

  • Direct-attached storage (DAS)
  • A second NAS
  • Some form of removable storage or archival media


Important info: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending upon the operating environment (typically 10-15% less).