05-26-2013 06:11 PM
I have just purchased the 2TB version my first home network NAS and would like to get a basic idea of what a system should look like
On my network are a bunch of connected home devices over wifi such as laptops, phones, netbooks, tv, ps3 etc all of which have videos, music, etc in a big clutter which I am trying organise.
I intend on setting up this device to achive 4 things -
1/ backup - straight froward (is the Seagate software the best or Windows or other?
2/ a place where all my media files can be stored and organised in a central place for access simply by all the devices.
3/ to take the hard drive load off the home pc hard drives so they can run at optimum.
4/ keeping it simple for my users without too many passwords & securtiy trips expect for the critical system areas.
I am not an IT professional by any means. Where can I look to get a start on this project for my home ?
05-28-2013 09:12 AM
1) You may choose either of these methods to do backup:
It may be possible to use Windows Backup if you set it up in the 2nd way. I am not sure about that. Won't hurt to try!
2) Yes, that is definitely doable.
3) Yes, but it is essential that you keep a backup, a 2nd copy, of your data at all times. If you remove the files from your PC's C: drive, and you have only the copy that is on the Seagate Central, you do not have a backup. You have one copy of your data. Put your data on another storage media, a 2nd storage media. Online storage, another external hard drive, another internal hard drive, tape, whatever. If the external hard drive fails, you'd have to use data recovery services, which are almost always very expensive. So always keep a backup.
4) Yes, pretty much.