Editors Liked

  • Easy to manage and install Can stream media to mobile device
  • Integrates with Windows Explorer, Creates user accounts to access the drive, Intuitive use, Supports Apple Time Machine, DNLA support
  • Easy to Use, Very Fats Connection Speeds for Both Wired and Wireless Options, Great Software, 3 Computers or Mac's can be Backed up at the Click of a Button, HD Streaming
  • DLNA Certified, Media server ability, Backup software, Easy to set up and use
  • Quick setup, Swappable storage, Sleek appearance, Web access to your files, Ability to invite people to your “Shares”, Works as print server
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection, Can expand storage by adding additional external hard drive, Compatible with GoFlex Desk drives, Easily setup for the novice, Share a printer across the network easily
  • Small & Self Contained, Basic Backup Software Included, USB Port
  • The GoFlex Home Network Storage System is a good performing, simple NAS server that is compatible with Seagate's GoFlex Desk external hard drives. It supports Macs and PCs and works as a print server
  • Gigabit LAN, Media files playable through web browsers, Upgradeable, swappable storage, Easy remote web access setup and use, Quiet and low power
  • The user interface (menus) are easy to follow and written in plain English, It uploads files 10% to 20% faster than other manufacturer's models, Use drag and drop to easily upload files fast, You can access files remotely and share with family/friends

Editors Didn't Like

  • No USB 3.0 port
  • Some setup challenges (documentation could be better), Transfer speeds over network can be sluggish
  • Limited to Only 3 Computers
  • Comes with licenses
  • Additional features sold as a “Pro” upgrade, Runs slower on the Mac side
  • Not currently available as add-on for GoFlex Desk, Does not recognize GoFlex Desk as external drive, Personal files not secured, Can't share specific folders to only specific users
  • Administrative Interface Is Not User Friendly, Flaky Time Machine Backups, Lack of SSH Access
  • The GoFlex Home doesn't support GoFlex Desk drives larger than 2TB. Its desktop software is rather useless and its Web interface is not easy enough for beginners. You must have an Internet connection to register the NAS with Seagate as part of its set
  • Subscription required for premium features, Not all media types played in browserbased interface, Much lower write than read speed, No media import application
  • Memeo backup software is limited to 3 computers. You must pay a premium to backup more computers, When emailing the share link, it was rejected by some email clients like sbcglobal.net, The NAS design does not allow for adding SATA hard drive memory, Coul