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Your own secure place to store and access all of your photos, videos, and documents - with no recurring cloud fees (up to $120/year savings)
Easily share your files and folders with friends and family with secure URL links
Back up all the computers and mobile devices in your home - PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
The 2-bay model automatically stores files twice, once on each drive, for double protection.
Securely access your files from anywhere - at home or on-the-road
Stream 4K videos, music or photos to your TV with support for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, LG and Samsung TVs, Sonos, and any DLNA certified device
IFTTT Compatible. Only smart storage device that connects with hundreds of apps and smart home devices. Use IFTTT (IF This Then That) to automatically download your Instagram likes, Facebook tags, SoundCloud favorites, Gmail attachments, and many more.
Supports Plex Media Server to organize your media, make it look beautiful, and stream it to any Plex supported device - including the new Apple TV, Xbox, Playstation, or TiVo.
Enjoy your content on the biggest screen in your home - your TV. Personal Cloud leads the category in streaming to more TVs and media players than any other device. Access your music, movies and photos from Smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players and other connected devices throughout the home. You can use the Seagate Media apps to stream media to Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, LG and Samsung TVs, Sonos, and any other DLNA certified device.
Personal Cloud is the first and only smart storage device that works with IFTTT (IF This Then That). IFTTT enables powerful connections with hundreds of apps and smart devices that you use everyday, including Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, and SoundCloud. Archive your digital life automatically with the only smart storage device that is designed for the smart home.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are clouds everywhere you look. Tech-Savvy people are uploading and keeping their valuable information on a multitude of online services like Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and Google Drive. All these services offer free limited storage with options of expanded storage for a monthly fee. For the most part, these services are generally secure, though there are always chances that your data could be lost or compromised.
What if you had the opportunity to have your own secured server right in your very home that could be accessed from just about anywhere? That is the promise of Seagate's newest product, Personal Cloud Home Media Storage. Once connected to your home router, you simply connect with your home PC (Mac or Windows), upload your valuable photos, videos, documents and music to your personal cloud, and have it instantly accessible on every computer, tablet and smartphone you own, wherever you may be. Additionally, Seagate advertises that you can view all this...
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My husband is an IT professional and this is what he says: "This 3TB Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage Device allows you to access important files, backup your personal computers, and store media that can be accessed from anywhere on the internet. In this day of information overload, everyone wants access to all of their files everywhere. As a result of this desire, many cloud storage solutions have become available, including offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. The real issue with cloud storage is that after you have used your free space, additional space can become somewhat expensive. One way of filling this need is to have your very own cloud storage server set up in your house. I myself operate an Ubuntu server that hosts an ownCloud server.
I started my use of this Seagate device with a healthy dose of pessimism in place. I found it difficult to believe that this device could replace the server that I had spent hours configuring. In the end, I...
After looking at everything from QNAP, WD, Synology and Buffalo; I settled on buying this unit for backing up my data because of the high reviews and quality warranty. I've been in IT for 19 years, so I would like to think I know something about hardware.
The unit is well built and the drives are designed to spin up on demand and spin down when not in use to keep both power and heat at a minimum. After about an hour of setup and updates, I configured the unit as a mirror "RAID-1" for redundancy. The unit installs a piece of software called Seagate Access that maps a drive letter from it to your computer for easy transfers and over a 1Gbps home network, I can transfer files at about 40MB/sec continuously. The software is simple to configure, even down to making data available anywhere in the world (requires configuring your home router for NAT forwarding) and I really enjoy the basics of it.
As for the additional software, I cannot say as many good things...
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