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Seagate External Network HDD Sends RSS Feeds

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The GoFlex Home network drive can alert friends and family to new files via RSS feeds.

Seagate announced the newest addition to its GoFlex family of external hard drives: the GoFlex Home line. The new models are focused on the mainstream user, allowing for additional storage space to at-home networks. Users simply connect the drive to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable.

"Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home storage system provides plenty of room to help safeguard precious digital memories for the whole family and is ideal for use with home laptops, netbooks, or other devices with limited storage," the company said. "Unlike other single-drive network solutions, its modular design also enables the included drive to be upgraded when needed by simply removing the drive from the base (no tools required)."

Seagate also said that users can add additional GoFlex Home drives by connecting them to the existing drive's USB port. Additionally, this same USB port can be used to wirelessly share a USB printer with every computer on the network. Too cool.

As for other features, the new GoFlex Home line offers a premium, remote access service option called Seagate Share Pro. This allows users to share files using an integrated RSS notification system so that friends and family know the latest "uploads" (warez anyone?). It also integrates photos and files with Facebook and Flickr, and enables mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad to access the stored files as well.

The 1GB and 2GB GoFlex Home drives can be purchased at select retailers or from Seagate online for $159.99 and $229.99 respectively.

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    Darkerson , July 19, 2010 9:22 PM
    Kinda nifty. A little pricey, but nifty none-the-less
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    shura4ever , July 19, 2010 9:35 PM
    Quote:
    provides plenty of room to help safeguard precious digital memories

    Not really, there is no data redundancy
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    Anonymous , July 19, 2010 9:42 PM
    "Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home storage system"
    ...
    "The 1GB and 2GB GoFlex Home drives... for $159.99 and $229.99"

    What?
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    blurr91 , July 19, 2010 9:57 PM
    Be aware when you buy Seagate drives. I bought a retail drive from a retail store, thinking the 5 year warranty is nice. The drive broke after 2.5 years. Upon looking for RMA, Seagate informed me my drive was an OEM drive and refused to honor the warranty.
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    jhansonxi , July 19, 2010 10:02 PM
    Why not Twitter/Jaiku/Identi.ca SMART status updates?
    "Bad sectors found. Bye-bye pr0n collection."
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    igot1forya , July 19, 2010 10:15 PM
    jhansonxiWhy not Twitter/Jaiku/Identi.ca SMART status updates?"Bad sectors found. Bye-bye pr0n collection."

    "Wow, never knew anyone could have this many photos of thier mom!"
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    a_mall , July 19, 2010 10:21 PM
    Check out the last line "The 1GB and 2GB GoFlex Home.....online for $159.99 and $229.99 respectively."

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    dEAne , July 20, 2010 3:31 AM
    very cool but little pricey.
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    angryfingertips , July 20, 2010 11:26 AM
    Not sure why everyone says that it is pricey. It is a NAS drive, which are more pricey than just a usb or firewire. Go to newegg, the cheapest 1 TB NAS is $160.

    I like the ideal, but couldn't find it on newegg. I'll go check somewhere else I guess.
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    jasonw223 , July 20, 2010 2:59 PM
    It's pricey, because a 1 TB NAS for $160 is 1000 times bigger than a 1GB NAS...
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    angryfingertips , July 20, 2010 5:42 PM
    jasonw223It's pricey, because a 1 TB NAS for $160 is 1000 times bigger than a 1GB NAS...


    Tom's made a typo, big surprise.........
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    jamjamason , July 20, 2010 6:11 PM
    "connect the drive to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable"
    Why does it have to be a wireless router, then?
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    ksampanna , July 20, 2010 7:15 PM
    (Yawn)
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    eddieroolz , July 21, 2010 12:49 AM
    Not sure how useful this is for ordinary consumers, but someone will find some way of using it.
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2010 6:13 PM
    yes, no redundancy, but you can plug a second drive into the USB port and back-up to the back-up. Nice that they use Apache. Plus their defaults is no WAN access, but you can enable it as you feel it's appropriate.

    nice job, Seagate.
    FYI - HDDs are failure prone to begin with, so make your decisions accordingly