Seagate roll-out 1TB network attached storage drive
Connectivity is via a single gigabit ethernet port, but there are also two USB ports for adding external hard-drives or printers for sharing across the network. Seagate claim the Central Axis automatically sets itself up once plugged into a router, and there?s an app of the same name that allows users to drag & drop files that are remotely sorted into appropriate shared folders.
The hard-drive itself is a 7,200rpm model with 32MB cache. In all, the system measures 172mm x 63.3mm x 150.3mm and weighs 680g; it?s compatible with both PCs and Macs. Seagate expect it to launch in the US in July, priced at $329.99. That seems a lot, when you consider you can get Western Digital?s 1TB My Book Mirror Edition – which includes a dual-drive RAID mirroring option for more secure backup – for $289.99.