The 1 TB 'Maxtor Shared Storage II' from Seagate is designed for easy setup with quick network installation, and can be set up with next to no IT experience. An EasyManage CD gives all users access to a shared folder and a set of password-protected network folders. A Gigabit Ethernet connection ensures fast transfer speeds and sharing between networked devices. A SimpleView feature acts like a built-in administrator, providing detailed backup and storage status to all network users
Users can also automatically copy content stored on the device by scheduling a transfer of data to a connected Maxtor OneTouch or Seagate Pushbutton USB storage device.
The device comes in a dual-drive setup with a storage capacity of one terabyte (1,000GB). It can be set up in RAID 1, so if one drive fails for any reason there's a duplicate version on the other drive as a backup.
The device includes two USB ports allowing it to connect to and share two USB printers or two additional storage devices, or one of each.
When connected to a home network, the Maxtor Shared Storage II solution can stream media content to any UPnP AV digital media adapters. A family, for instance, could simultaneously listen to a music collection via a networked sound system upstairs, play movies on a networked theatre system in the living room, and view a slide show of recent vacation photos on a laptop in the kitchen. The device does not need a PC or Mac in the network to function in this way.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the new terabyte dual-drive device is $899.95.
Seagate's Maxtor Shared Storage II solution is shipping in July to major retailers, distributors and online stores
For more info visit www.MaxtorSolutions.com or www.Seagate.com for local distribution details.
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