Seagate 8-Bay Rackmount NAS User Manual
Seagate 8-Bay Rackmount NAS 

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What is in this manual

Thank you for purchasing a Seagate 8-bay Rackmount NAS. Offering both high-end performance and advanced data sharing, your 8-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. Quick Start Guide
  2. Drive stickers
  3. USB key
  4. Inner rack rail screws (M4x4); outer rack rail screws (M5x10), and washers (W)
  5. Power supply cables (x2)
  6. Ethernet cable
  7. Cable management arm kit
  8. Seagate 8-bay Rackmount NAS
  9. Hard drives
  10. Inner rack rails (A1, A2) and outer rack rails (B1, B2)

An additional plastic sac of screws has been provided to fasten hard drives to the NAS drive drawers. Make certain to use these screws when installing drives in NAS enclosures that are not fully populated.

  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


  • 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.