CTERA C200 NAS Unit: Unboxing and Hard Drive Install

[VIDEO] Researching CTERA C200 units? We show you what it ships with and how to set it up.

If you’ve ordered a CTERA C200 for you and your clients, there is some essential information you’ll need to know.

But before you jump right into installing your CTERA Cloud Storage Gateway, learn what to expect while unboxing the unit along with additional information on how to begin installing the hard drives.

Unboxing the CTERA C200

It’s time to take the human factor out of data backups and set up the CTERA C200. Capable of both local and cloud backups, this hybrid cloud solution centralizes all of your functions and gives you the ability to customize backups by file and frequency.

However, before you can begin to marvel at all the amazing features and capabilities the CTERA C200 unit has, you need to take it out of the box.

What’s Included:

  • The CTERA C200 Unit
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Supply Cable (Provides both the American and European version)

Installing the Hard Drive

Start by unpacking the unit (obviously). If you’ve used other NAS (network-attached storage) units before, you’ll immediately notice the CTERA C200 is similar in size. It’s ports include a gigabit ethernet port and 2 USB slots (for additional storage).

On the back of the unit, you’ll find a plastic panel. Simply remove this by pressing down on the release.

Once the plastic panel is removed, insert your hard drives into the back compartment. They are supposed to be staggered, so don’t be alarmed if they don’t line up evenly. Once you hear them both click in you can reattach the plastic panel. 

Never use normal hard drives in the CTERA. Always use drives made specifically for CTERA.

Once you turn your CTERA on, it will recognize the presence of the hard drives and allow you to begin setting them up.

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