We tested Central over the network using CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 64 bit and achieved sequential reads of 51 MB/s and writes of almost 42 MB/s.
Overall, we were quite pleased with Seagate Central. It provides a great and affordable home NAS, allowing users to backup their information and store and share data/content over their home network. It also adds value by providing remote access, though we would have preferred to see it available through SFTP rather than limited to mobile/web applications. However, we understand that Central is aimed at the mainstream consumer who would be more comfortable navigating a simple mobile/web application rather than remotely accessing their data through SFTP. At a street price of $159.99, 2 TB is quite reasonably priced for Ethernet based storage, and we happily recommend it to both consumers who need affordable and easy network storage as well as Linux/Unix savvy consumers who want to tinker with Central.
For this reason we would like to give Seagate Central our Mainstream Value award for providing great value and a useful, user friendly feature set.
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