Brian

Seagate NAS (4-bay) Review Discussion

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They've abandoned the USM implementation throughout their products -- lack of a cross-platform filesystem probably didn't help. Meanwhile their "SDrive" thing, sold as some kind of storage target, VHD-over-SSL-type-of-who-knows-what (is data encrypted on-the-fly? at time of writing? mixture of both?) is functionally Google-proof

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I don't think anyone really cared about USM really...did you? I'd be curious to hear form an active user as to how valuable that was.

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Cyclical backups off a VM or cloning from a mirror take forever using USB 2.0. Option of faster passthru interface = better

When away from the office & requiring read-only or read-mostly access to the main online volume there's no trendy Amazon cloud f/s solution which practically substitutes for a current physical copy.

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And btw, with the BadUSB headlines somebody like, oh, say, Dropbox could probably make a few bucks off a robust, portable, encrypted container for removable media... It might not impress the Sand Hill Road set but clearly the wonderful cloud nirvana is taking its time to reach some users

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Well, this is a home unit, no VM backups taking place, but yes, get your point on the SMB units.

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Got the Pro 4-bay in right now for testing

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