• Super quiet
  • Easy remote-access configuration
  • Smooth media streaming
  • Mobile apps can't access private folders


  • No self-backup
  • Somewhat limited feature set

At A Glance

Super simple setup and remote access, top-notch streaming, and uber-quiet operation make the Seagate Central a suitable media streamer for your AV setup.

Manufacturer’s Description

Connect Seagate Central to your Wi-Fi router to organize and back up all your content on one device that you can access from anywhere. Automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers. Wirelessly stream your centralized media library to gaming consoles, media players and smart TVs. Access content on-the-go with a Web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones. Enjoy a unique Samsung Smart TV app featuring enhanced media navigation.

Manufacturer’s Website

Seagate Central


Ethernet Performance - PCWorld
Write 10GB Folder 16.9   MB per second
Read 10GB Folder 20.1   MB per second
Write 10GB File 40.3   MB per second
Read 10GB File 75.2   MB per second