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Windows 7: Seagate Central NAS

29 Nov 2014   #1

Win 7 64b Home Premium
Seagate Central NAS

Hi. A while back I bought the Seagate GO Flex NAS. It has horrible software. Seagate didn't help at all.

The main problem was a sign on is required to access and use the drive. This of course made it impossible to automatically run backup software where there is typically no place to enter a sign on. With 3 PCs on my home network it requires me to manually start the backup program on each PC.

Now I see some good prices on Seagate NAS devices. I just spent some time on the Seagate site to see if these drive are more usable. I found it impossible to contact them or even get on their forum to ask the question.

Please does anyone know if these new Seagate NAS devices REQUIRE a password to access them? If not who is selling home NAS devices with the flexibility I need.


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29 Nov 2014   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

I don't use Seagate NAS devices but I have used a few over the years and they have all required a login to access them (unless I turned off login which would obviously be dodgy with a drive connected to the internet), have you set them as mapped drives ? on my system I have mapped my NAS drives and saved the password within windows so when I want to use them I double click on my Z drive and they appear and any software wishing to use them has access if required
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29 Nov 2014   #3

Win 7 64b Home Premium


If I could turn off the sign on requirement, wouldn't the WPA secure router keep out access? I am not aware of how to turn off the sign on requirement.

Are you using an automatic back up routine? I did at one time try remapping the drive. As I recall I still needed the Seagate password.

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29 Nov 2014   #4

Win7 Ultimate X64

when mapping locally I use \\device\volume1 format and when connecting for the first time windows asks for user and password with a tick box to save details and does not require them again
when I use external map I add @username to the end of the map to keep user login and only need password so if I lose my laptop there will be no access
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