Seagate Debuts GoFlex Home Centralized Storage Device
Seagate Technology's GoFlex Home storage appliance comes in 1TB and 2TB versions and offers a host of features, such as compatibility with Windows and Mac data backup services and the Share Pro remote access service.Storage solutions specialist Seagate Technology July 19 unveiled the newest addition to its GoFlex family of hard drives, the GoFlex Home network storage system, aimed at consumers and small office/home office users. When the device is connected to a wireless router, an entire household can centrally store, access and continuously back up files wirelessly from both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the home network. Available through the company's Website or select retailers, the GoFlex Home carries a price tag of $159.99 for the 1TB version and $229.99 for the 2TB version. The centralized storage system also helps simplify 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 GoFlex Home 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 high-definition media player, from any room in the house.
Its modular design also enables the included drive to be upgraded when needed by simply removing the drive from the base (no tools are required) and replacing it with a higher-capacity GoFlex Desk hard drive. Users can also add more storage to the GoFlex Home 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.