Seagate unveils 8-bay and 4-bay rackmount NAS solutions for SMBs

Seagate Technology announced Seagate Business Storage in 8-bay and 4-bay 1U rackmount form factors.

The solution delivers centralized backup, data protection and remote access to critical information for small and medium-sized business organizations (SMBs) in capacities ranging from 4 to 32 terabytes, Seagate said.

Businesses can support multiple connections and enable everyone within an organization to easily backup and share files.

The new NAS solutions are compatible with backup software for Windows PCs as well as Apple’s Time Machine software for Mac OS X computers.

The 8-bay and 4-bay rackmount NAS solutions feature the new Seagate NAS OS delivering superior performance along with a clean, intuitive Web-based dashboard for managing the server from the office or the road.


Thanks to the integrated Wuala cloud service, the NAS solution automatically syncs files and make them accessible from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to improve employees’ productivity while on the go.

And because the files are encrypted and transferred directly from the NAS to the recipients, business-critical files remain private and secure, the company said.

The 8-bay rackmount NAS boasts enterprise-class hardware inside and out making it the ideal solution for today’s business that demand a higher level of performance and reliability for up to 250 employees.

The solution is powered by Seagate’s NAS OS and features an Intel 2.3GHz dual core processor, delivering superior file transfer performance. The 8-bay rackmount features eight 3.5-inch Enterprise Capacity drives that are hot-swappable for easy storage upgrades and maintenance.

The 4-Bay rackmount is designed for companies of up to 100 employees and provides high-performance storage capacity at an affordable price. Seagate NAS HDD drives provide the best performing high-capacity storage for NAS servers.

With a 2.13GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, the 4-bay rackmount NAS delivers impressive file transfer performance for this category of storage. Plus, the built-in support for iSCSI enables maximum performance and compatibility for virtualized environments, Seagate said.

The 8-bay 1U rackmount will be available in October from CDW and other resellers for MSRPs ranging from $2999.99 for the 8-terabyte model to $5999.99 for the 32 terabyte model.

The 4-bay 1U rackmount will be available later this quarter. The rackmount itself will be available without drives for an affordable price point of $999.99 MSRP. The lowest capacity 4-terabyte model will retail at an MSRP of $1299.99 and $2499.99 for the 16-terabyte model.

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