Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Centralized Home Storage Launched

Seagate is on to some really impressive launches of late. Last month, the company announced the launch of a 3 Terabyte external hard drive storage solution that breached the existing limits of external hard drive storage systems.

Now, the company has announced a new home storage solution that will enable families to access content from one centralized hard drive storage system. The new FreeAgent GoFlex Home Storage system will come with a storage capacity of close to 1TB or 2TB of data. This can be hitched on to a wireless router (doesn’t come with the package) via an ethernet port that can later be wirelessly accessed from multiple devices at home.

The solution is not just aimed at PC and Mac users. The wireless hard drive is expected to work with any of the networked DNLA device. This includes the popular gaming consoles and also includes Seagate’s native GoFlex HD media player.

Finally, the price – The 1TB solution costs $159.99 while the larger 2TB storage system is priced at $229.99


Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive Launched

Seagate has announced the launch of a new 3-Terabyte external hard drive which is presumably the first time a company has launched an external desktop HD of such high storage capacity.

Announcing the same in a media release yesterday, Seagate has said that the new hard drive shall be compatible on both Windows and Mac OS X systems. Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Hard drive makes use of a New Technology File System (NTFS) driver for Mac that makes it compatible on both these platforms.

The drive comes with a USB 2.0 interface that allows transfer speeds of 480Mbits/second. Users may however upgrade this drive to USB 3.0 framework that can theoretically raise the maximum transfer speeds to as high as 4.8Gbit/second.

The 3-Terabyte FreeAgent GoFlex external drive retails at a starting price of $249.99