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Seagate Access is an account that you use to remotely access your Personal Cloud. Generally, the Personal Cloud owner creates a Seagate Access account for a user. The owner’s Seagate Access account is created automatically when first configuring the Personal cloud.
However, it is possible for a standard user to create a Seagate Access account. See Invitation sent to a user without a Seagate Access account for instructions.
You can use your Seagate Access account with the following applications:
Seagate recommends both apps since each offers unique features for a wide range of devices.
Seagate Media is an app for viewing and listening to media files on mobile devices. Install Seagate Media on your Android and iOS devices to access movies, photos and music stored on your Personal Cloud.
Example: You are at a friend’s home and you want to show pictures from your family vacation. Since the photos are stored on your Personal Cloud at home, you can access them remotely with your Seagate Access account. Seagate Media is installed on your Android or iOS phone and linked to your Seagate Access account. To show the photos, you open Seagate Media and choose your Personal Cloud.
Sdrive is an application for your computers at home, in the office and anywhere with a connection to the Internet. It creates a special Sdrive volume with all the files stored on your Personal Cloud. The Sdrive volume is easy to access since it appears on your computer like a standard hard drive.
Owners can also use Sdrive to access the Personal Cloud’s management tool.
Example: You have important work files that you backed up to your Personal Cloud at home. Sdrive is installed on your work computer and linked to your Seagate Access account. You open the Sdrive volume and copy the important files to your work computer.