Seagate today introduced the newest addition to its GoFlex family of external hard drives, the Seagate GoFlex Home network storage system, which when connected to a wireless router, allows the entire household centrally store, easily access and continuously back up files wirelessly from both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the home network.
The new Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System simplifies the backup process by being compatible with Apple Time Machine, as well as including a version of the backup application for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
With the Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System, users can also wirelessly stream photos, movies and music to most network connected DLNA devices, such as game consoles or a GoFlex TV HD media player , from any room in the house.
The Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System is also easy to setup with just two cable connections and a simple, step-by-step installation tool that comes with the package.
Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the new Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System offers plenty of room to help safeguard precious digital data and is ideal for use with home laptops, netbooks, or other devices with limited storage.
Unlike other single-drive network solutions, the Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System features modular design allowing users upgrade the included drive when needed by simply removing the drive from the base (no tools required) and replacing it with a higher capacity Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk hard drive also released few days back.
Families can also add more storage to the GoFlex Home centralized storage system by simply connecting additional drives to the USB port. Additionally, this same USB port can be used to wirelessly share a USB printer with every computer on the network.
“With broadband and home networks reaching higher levels of penetration and operating at higher speeds, consumers are increasingly downloading and streaming content into their home and wanting to access that content from anywhere,” said Darcy Clarkson, Seagate vice president of Retail Sales and Marketing. “The GoFlex Home system makes it easy for families wanting to quickly and effortlessly backup, enjoy, and share their favorite home movies music or photos from any room in the house.”
Using the included remote access and file sharing service on Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System called Seagate Share service, users in their homes can easily access movies, music or photo files stored on their FoFlex Home system from any internet connected computer in the world.
The Seagate Share service also allows families to share photo albums, home movies and documents with friends by simply selecting the files or folders they want to share and typing in an email address. Those friends will receive a notification with a direct link to a customized webpage where they can view the shared files.
The Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System also offers the Seagate Share Pro remote access service, that allows families to access content stored on the drive from mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad or BlackBerry, integrate photos or files with Facebook and Flickr, and keep friends and relatives updated with the latest shared files using Integrated RSS (Really Simple Syndication) notifications.
The Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System also includes a power saving (idle) mode that automatically runs after 30-minutes of inactivity and a power switch that allows it to be shut off while families are away for extended periods.
The new Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System is available at Seagate.com and select retailers for a suggested retail price of $159.99 (Rs. 7,415) for 1TB and $229.99 (Rs. 10,660) for 2TB storage.