Seagate NAS OS 4 - Basic share access in MacOS

Seagate NAS OS 4.0 - Basic share access in MAC OS X

 

Use Mac OS X options to access shares on the Seagate NAS.

 

OS X - Mounting shares

 

From the Finder bar at the top of the screen, click on Go, then Connect to Server.

The Connect to Server box will open.

 

There are 4 ways to mount a share in OS X.

 
  • CIFS

  • SMB

  • AFP - The AFP service must be enabled in the NAS Device Manager under Services.  

  • NFS - The NFS service must be enable in the NAS Device Manager under Services.

 

In this example we will use CIFS to mount a share by NAS Hostname or IP Address.

 

1. In the Server Address field type:

 

Example:

Hostname:    cifs://seagate-d2

IP Address    cifs://192.168.1.53

 

Note: When connecting to the NAS with AFP and Hostname, a .local will be needed after the Hostname.  

Example:      afp://seagate-d2.local   

 

2. Click on Connect

A box will open with options to connect to Shares on the NAS as Guest or Registered User.

 

3. Connect as Guest

 

a. Choose to "Connect as: Guest"  

b. Click Connect

c. A box will open listing prompting to "Select the volumes you want to mount"

d. Select the public share you want to mount and then click Public “OK”
 

Note: You will only be able to mount public shares when connecting as Guest.

 

The Public share will be mounted on the OS X Desktop.

 

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4. Connect as Registered User (Private Share)

          

           a. Choose to "Connect as: Registered User"

          b. Type in the username and password for a private share and choose to "Remember this password in my keychain" if needed, then click on Connect

A box will open prompting to "Select the volumes you want to mount."

          c. Choose a share then click on OK  

 

NOTE: You will be able to mount any share the users have permissions for.


The Shared Folder will be mounted on the OS X Desktop.



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