As a fan of hard drives, I’m quite enthused by this bit of news. The Seagate GoFlex Home was one of the first easy-to-use cloud storage systems and for about a year access was limited to desktops and laptops. Now, however, you can access your files directly using a free iOS app for iPads, iPhones, and iPods Touch.
The GoFlex Home costs $159.99 for 1TB, $209.99 for 2TB, and $269.99 for 3TB and older models require updates to run the new software.
NOW AVAILABLE: NEW iPHONE AND ANDROID APP FOR ACCESSING GOFLEX HOME NETWORK SERVER FROM YOUR SMART PHONE
Free GoFlexAccess™ App Enables Wireless Gateway to GoFlex® Home Server
for Sharing and Streaming of Music, Photos, Video
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — May 9, 2011 — Today Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) introduced the GoFlexAccess™ mobile device app for its GoFlex® Home network storage system. Now available for download from the iTunes Store® and Android Market, this easy-to-use application can be found by searching for “Seagate” or “GoFlex” in either storefront using your computer or the app store on your iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® or Android compatible mobile device. The new GoFlexAccess App delivers a fast and easy way to retrieve photos, movies, music and documents from anywhere while on-the-go with network access.
GoFlex Home network storage server is designed as a simple to set up shared storage drive, which provides back up and sharing capabilities within a home network and is also accessible using remote access from a personal computer. Today, with the introduction of these new mobile applications, GoFlex Home network drive has entered the world of mobile connectivity. The iPad, iPhone and Android smart phones can now have access to enjoy and share terabytes of media which are stored on the home network. Personal mobile technology devices are largely seen as products for consumption of media and now this consumption can be extended to the home network drive. The benefits to having this network access are numerous:
• All of the shares on GoFlex Home, as well as all of the content stored elsewhere on the drive are now available from mobile devices;
• Create slideshows from photos in shares and play music at the same time to accompany it;
• Stream video to mobile devices over 3G/4G and WiFi:
• Access Excel, PowerPoint, Word documents and PDFs, etc.;
• The app features content type filters, to simplify access to your content that may contain a large number of files and file types;
• Album art support for music files.
Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities, the GoFlex Home storage system provides plenty of room to centrally store, easily access and continuously back up files wirelessly from both Windows® and Mac OS® X operating systems on the home network to and help safeguard precious digital memories for the whole family. Families 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.
The GoFlex Home network storage system can be purchased on Seagate.com and select retailers for a suggested retail price of $159.99 for 1TB, $209.99 for 2TB or $269.99 for 3TB. Firmware updates and the new GoFlexAccess app are free for all GoFlex Home owners.
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