Seagate fine job of limiting access to the internal components. There is a nice mix of Torx and Phillips Head to make it just annoying enough that you may not crack her open. There is no security tape and no indication that the internal memory is upgradeable or inaccessible for that matter.
Once the Torx are removed, the noctua fan presents itself. I am happily surprised that Seagate chose a name brand fan instead of a $0.23 fan from alibaba.com.
The system board is relatively easy to access. The cover can be removed with just a few screws and the system memory is front and center.
The NAS uses Trancend DDR3L ram rated at 1.35V, sports timing of 11-11-11, is 512Mx8 bit, and moves data at a rate of 1600Mbps.
Passive cooling is all that is required to keep the Intel 1.7Ghz dual-core CPU cool, calm, and collected.
The motherboard features a PHISON PS2251-03 micro-controller.
- Support USB 3.0 interface
- Backward complies with USB 2.0 & 1.1 host interface specification
- Built-in enhanced of ECC circuit (the BCH)
- Integrated 8051 compatible 8-bit microprocessor
- Support Super Speed (5Gb / s)
- Support High Speed (480Mb / s), Full Speed (12Mb / s)
System information is collected by an ite it8732F
Ethernet is handled by a pair of Intel Ethernet Controllers (I211-AT) capable of transmitting data at 1 GbE, supports Jumbo Frames, and IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet.