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    what is the transfer speed?   (2 Answers)

    By JesseJones September 5, 2016.

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      I got it around 110 Mbps its peak. Though its not consistent but on Average you may get 60-80 Mbps depending on USB (3.0 or 2.0) and your hard disk (source).

      By Shivendra September 20, 2016.

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      can data be placed on the harddrive prior to connecting it to the home network either directly from an external hdd or a laptop/desktop   (5 Answers)

      can data be placed on the harddrive prior to connecting it to the home network either directly from an external hdd or a laptop/desktop. It takes to long to do it via a network/wifi connection if it isn't any faster than its previous incarnation

      By c3 December 18, 2015.

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        Yes. I transfered data from both another external drive and direct from my PC.

        By Andy March 11, 2016.

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        Does Seagate provide the cloud storage free for the life of the device or do you have to buy it every year from Seagate or another cloud storage provider?   (0 Answers)

        By LBS10 August 22, 2017.

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        Does it have to be connected directly to the modem   (4 Answers)

        By JM February 5, 2017.

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          No

          By LenaC February 6, 2017.

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        is the Seagate cloud my personal cloud connected to my server only, And 2. How much of the 5tb is in the cloud vs the physical hard drive . OR are both my cloud and the physical drive both storing the same pics and info?   (2 Answers)

        By DEN December 1, 2016.

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          I would expect that the Seagate cloud storage would be shared. I don't know for sure, but expect you can set it up with encryption. http://www.seagate.com/manuals/network-storage/seagate-personal-cloud/backup-manager/ http://www.seagate.com/support/network-attached-storage/home-network/personal-cloud/ The box of an ordinary Seagate drive identifies the actual amount of storage on the drive itself. Often these include offers for *additional* storage on the cloud for some limited period of time, often for one year. Note that Seagate also offers cloud storage appliances, which are different than a drive with an offer for use of some separate cloud storage. A more specific answer would require the exact Seagate model number that you are considering.

          By cube December 31, 2016.

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        Can this be used as a Plea server?   (3 Answers)

        By TheRain October 23, 2016.

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          You can, but once you start streaming movies then the performance is simply not there for the Seagate to deliver since it has to encode/decode the movie all while streaming. TV shows? Oh yeah, easily. But let's say you have a Blu-Ray rip of let's say a 2-3 hour movie? Forget it. Not happening. Too much processing power for the drive to handle.

          By xSgtFuzzyBootsx November 28, 2016.

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        Does this drive have an RJ-45 Ethernet connectivity port? Or do you need a USB to RJ-45 adapter to use this as a NAS?   (4 Answers)

        By Dexx October 14, 2016.

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          It has both Ethernet and USB ports

          By dptydawg February 5, 2017.

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        Raw photos in my new workhorse Mac Eating memory. use external drives they are ok.transferred raw files to Dropbox hoping cloud would free up memory. now computer warns most memory isDropbox confused.Thought cloud is ok? Will this product be better   (2 Answers)

        By Momster4 May 27, 2016.

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          How much memory are you using? The 1TB External Hard drive will help but you might want to consider splitting up you Data/memory to more than one place. Like using Dropbox, Cloud and this device if you need to transfer files not on the internet.

          By Supercool June 10, 2016.

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          can multiple devices stream at the same time?   (2 Answers)

          By mariposa April 27, 2016.

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          Does the My Cloud on this Seagate HD work like Dropbox?   (4 Answers)

          Was just wondering if it works like Dropbox? and if not if you can explain to me how it differs?

          By RockinRob19 February 27, 2016.

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            There may be an app to use that will make it work similarly but this is basically an external hard drive that can be hooked up to your network as a standalone device. You can map it as another hard drive on your computer and drop files there.

            By Dave December 17, 2016.

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