Business Storage NAS - How to perform a manual NAS to USM data transfer

Provides instructions for achieving the best performance in data transfer between a share on the Seagate Business NAS and a drive inserted in the USM slot.

It is possible to perform data transfers from your Seagate Business NAS to a drive inserted into the NAS device’s USM slot.
To achieve the best possible transfer rate, please follow this procedure on a Windows computer:

  1. Find the IP address of your Seagate Business NAS device.  You can also use the Seagate Business NAS' hostname.
  2. Press the Windows key + R to open the run box.
  3. In the Run window, type \\(the IP address or hostname) and press Enter.
    Example: \\192.168.x.xx or \\ba-xxxxxx

    The Network window opens.
  4. Resize the window and move it to one side of your screen.
  5. Open another window containing the source data that you want to move to the USM drive.
  6. Drag the data from the window to the USM drive, which will appear as USMShare or something similar.
On a Mac computer, follow this procedure instead:
  1. Enter the Finder menu, and locate the Seagate Business NAS under Shared.  Click on the drive.
  2. On the top-right hand side of the Finder window, click on Connect As.
  3. Log in with your user's credentials for the Nas. This will give you access to all the folders your user has access to.
  4. The USMShare should be displayed on the screen with the other shares.
  5. Drag data over to the USMShare.  From this point on, the USMShare will act just like any other folder on your computer.