Seagate Personal Cloud User Manual
Seagate Personal Cloud 

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Appendix A: Compliance and Safety

Regulatory Compliance


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Class B Information

FCC Class B Information

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful inter-ference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.

Note to US model owner: To comply with US FCC regulation, the country selection function has been completely removed from all US models. The above function is for non-US models only.

Industry Canada

This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired opera-tion.

Ce dispositif est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d'Industrie Canada applicable aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Son fonctionnement est sujet aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) le dispositif ne doit pas produire de brouillage préjudiciable, et (2) ce dispositif doit accepter tout brouillage reçu, y compris un brouillage susceptible de provoquer un fonctionnement indésirable.

IMPORTANT NOTE: (For mobile device use)

Radiation Exposure Statement:

This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

NOTE IMPORTANTE: (Pour l'utilisation de dispositifs mobiles)

Déclaration d'exposition aux radiations:

Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements IC établies pour un environnement non contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.

Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity

This device complies with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. The following test methods have been applied in order to prove presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC:

  • EN 60950-1:2006/AC:2011: Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
  • EN 55022: 2010/AC:2011: Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics
  • Limits and methods of measurement
  • EN 55024: 2010: Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement
Česky [Czech] Seagate tímto prohlašuje že tento Desktop NAS je ve shodě se základními požadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice 2004/5/ES.
Dansk [Danish] Undertegnede Seagate erklærer herved at følgende udstyr Desktop NAS overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 2004/5/EF.
Deutsch [German] Hiermit erklärt Seagate, dass sich das Gerät Desktop NAS in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 2004/5/EG befindet.
Eesti [Estonian] Käesolevaga kinnitab Seagate seadme Desktop NAS vastavust direktiivi 2004/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tule-nevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English Hereby, Seagate, declares that this Desktop NAS is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2004/5/EC.
Español [Spanish] Por medio de la presente Seagate declara que el Desktop NAS cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras dispo-siciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 2004/5/CE.
Français [French] Par la présente Seagate déclare que l'appareil Desktop NAS est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispo-sitions pertinentes de la directive 2004/5/CE.
Italiano [Italian] Con la presente Seagate dichiara che questo Desktop NAS è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni per-tinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 2004/5/CE.
Latviski [Latvian] Ar šo Seagate deklarē, ka Desktop NAS atbilst Direktīvas 2004/104/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvių [Lithuanian] Šiuo Seagate deklaruoja, kad šis Desktop NAS atitinka esmi-nius reikalavimus ir kitas 2004/104/EB Direktyvos nuosta-tas.
Nederlands [Dutch] Hierbij verklaart Seagate dat het toestel Desktop NAS in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 2004/104/EG.
Malti [Maltese] Hawnhekk, Seagate, jiddikjara li dan Desktop NAS jikkon-forma mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti oħrajn re-levanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 2004/104/EC.
Magyar [Hungarian] Alulírott, Seagate nyilatkozom, hogy a Desktop NAS megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 2004/104/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Polski [Polish] Niniejszym Seagate oświadcza, że Desktop NAS jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz pozostałymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 2004/104/EC.
Português [Portu-guese] Seagate declara que este Desktop NAS está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 2004/104/CE.
Slovensko [Slove-nian] Seagate izjavlja, da je ta Desktop NAS v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi določili direktive 2004/104/ES.
Slovensky [Slovak] Seagate týmto vyhlasuje, že Desktop NAS spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 2004/104/ES.
Suomi [Finnish] Seagate vakuuttaa täten että Desktop NAS tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 2004/104/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska [Swedish] Härmed intygar Seagate att denna Desktop NAS står I öve-rensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 2004/104/EG.

Safety Guidelines

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

Power Source

  Caution: Use the product with the provided power supply only.
  Note: To protect your data, always follow the safe removal procedures for your operating system when disconnecting your product.

Safety Handling

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

You must shut down and disconnect power from the Personal Cloud before maintenance or physical troubleshooting is performed on the device.

Shut down and unplug the unit before moving it.


Power Supply

The Personal Cloud must only be operated from a power supply input voltage range of 100 - 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.

The drive’s power supply is not serviceable or replaceable. If Seagate technical support has determined that the power supply is faulty or has failed and the unit is under warranty, return the Personal Cloud to Seagate per the instructions provided by the Seagate technician.


Make sure that the electrical connection to the power cord is grounded.

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

Never expose your device to rain, use it near water, or use it in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the enclosure, because liquid could 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.

Do not use the Personal Cloud as a shelf to support any other object.

Personal Cloud Placement

Place your Personal Cloud on a surface that is capable of supporting its weight, including the hard drives and accessories attached to the Personal Cloud ports. Make sure the Personal Cloud is placed securely and cannot tip or be pushed over. Do not stack items on it. Doing so can prevent proper airflow and affect operation.

The maximum ambient temperature during operation is 40°C or 104°F.

The power connection must have a safe electrical distribution system and provide overcurrent protection.

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.

Data Security

Any loss, corruption, or destruction of data while using a Seagate hard drive or a hard drive system is the sole responsibility of the user. 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 Personal Cloud, and a second copy on one of the following:

  • Direct-attached storage (DAS)
  • Another NAS device
  • Cloud storage
  • Some form of removable storage or archival media
  Important info: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. After the drive is formatted, the available storage capacity varies depending on your operating environment (typically 10%-15% less).