Maxtor Shared Storage II from Seagate Technology

Maxtor Shared Storage II from Seagate Technology today introduced a new network storage solution that lets users access, share and protect all their digital content from a centralized location on a small office or home network. The new Maxtor Shared Storage II solution from Seagate comes in a dual-drive configuration with storage capacities of one terabyte (1,000GB). It can be set up for RAID 1 (disk mirroring), which makes an exact copy of the files on one drive to the other, so if one drive fails for any reason there’s a duplicate version on the other drive as a backup. The Maxtor Shared Storage II solution includes two USB ports to connect and share two USB printers or two additional external storage solutions, or one of each. Organizing digital files is a breeze with the exclusive Drag and Sort(tm) feature, which automatically identifies and sorts more than 100 different file types and puts them in specific music, photo, movie, Web, software or documents folders. Users simply drag and drop files into their desktop icon and they’re automatically sorted.

When connected to a home network, the Maxtor Shared Storage II solution can stream media content on compatible UPnP AV digital media adapters for viewing or playing music, movies or photos on entertainment devices throughout the network. The 16Mb cache buffer, 7200RPM, Maxtor Shared Storage II measures 136 x 65 x 217mm, weighs 2.72kg and is available for $899.95.

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