Seagate has outed its latest addition to the GoFlex family of removable storage, the Seagate GoFlex Home, a media and backup NAS designed for domestic use. Coming in a choice of 1TB or 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home's storage can be easily upgraded since it uses the same SATA port connector as other drives in the range; you simply pull out the preinstalled drive and slot in a newer, bigger example.
Back in May, Seagate promised storage junkies a huge 3TB hard-drive for all their multimedia needs; now they've followed up on that promise. The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive is a 3TB totem that connects via USB 2.0 as standard but, thanks to the company's interchangeable interfaces, can be updated to suit USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire or other formats.
Back when we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex HDD we concluded that, while the concept of an external drive with interchangeable cables was reasonable, we thought it would make more sense when used with the company's multimedia docking stations. Happily that's just what we have on the SlashGear test bench today, the Seagate GoFlex TV HD, a standalone media player that boasts compatibility not only with the company's own GoFlex drives but with any USB storage.
In the world of external storage the upgrade path is obvious: slap a bigger drive in your enclosure and wait for people to fill it with media. Seagate's GoFlex Storage System, however, takes a slightly more complex route; thanks to an array of interchangeable cables individual FreeAgent drives can be used with not only USB, eSATA and other ports, but in a range of media players and docks. Is the flexibility worth putting up with an unusual port? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Seagate have announced their third-generation of portable hard-drives, the Seagate GoFlex Storage System, which debuts a system of interchangeable connection adapters that can be used to turn a regular USB 2.0 HDD into a USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 drive. Meanwhile there are a selection of special cables and docks, which can add automatic backup functionality (using Memeo technology), network connectivity, HD media playback or desktop dock convenience.
Pogoplug will be pushing its personal cloud devices in front of many more people, it's been announced, with the Pogoplug Series 4 headed to every Best Buy store in the US in May, while the Pogoplug Mobile will go on sale in Wal-Mart from April. Meanwhile, a deal with Japanese carrier Softbank will see a co-branded Pogoplug Mobile - which we reviewed here - offered, along with a 20GB cloud storage account.
This week the folks at Pogoplug have both reintroduced their Pogoplug Cloud service (complete with 5GB free for all users) and have shown off their brand new Pogoplug Series 4 device. This newest device is both a major update to the flagship Pogoplug device and made to be a direct line in for users of the Pogoplug Cloud service. With this device you'll be working with two USB 3.0 ports, SD, one USB 2.0, and a 2.5-inch SATA/USM/Seagate GoFlex ultra-portable drive input along with plug and play support for the same Seagate GoFlex external drives - USM that is.
It's no surprise that G-Technology by Hitachi has unveiled a new external HDD today that has 8TB of storage inside. Seagate unveiled its own 4TB external yesterday and it's normal for others to come out with similar gear shortly thereafter. The G-Technology drive has some really cool features though and looks like it was meant to coordinate with a Mac style wise. The drive is called the G-RAID and as you might guess, it has a pair of HDDs inside.
Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday Seagate unveiled a cool new external storage device that has 500GB packed inside called the GoFlex Satellite. The device will allow you to connect with your iPad via WiFi and stream content and more. A German TV network built up a life-size version of Angry Birds in Spain. They even had a live jazz band playing the game theme song.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!