Network storage devices are becoming more commonplace in the home because they offer the simple opportunity to store and share data across various devices including TVs and games consoles, as well as computers, laptops, and even mobile devices. You can even attach a wireless printer to some and use them as photo printers and networked printing devices.
However, they’re not yet as popular as we think they should be and that’s largely because they are seen as being a complicated piece of kit that the average home user wouldn’t be able to get to grips with.
The GoFlex Home from Seagate may well help to change that as it’s incredibly simple to use and surprisingly cheap while still offering all of the features that you would want in your NAS. You can stream content to media players such as games consoles and dedicated media players. It supports USB printers and even offers remote access using an iPad or iPhone. You can even enjoy remote access through Facebook or Twitter although for these latter two functions you do need to pay a little extra.
Currently available in the US, there are two drive size options available – the 1TB and 2TB models and costs will vary up to about $200 making them a very cheap option indeed. networking and set up is also made as easy as possible.
Seagate is very proud of its 5 minute setup and this means that no matter what your level of tech knowledge and wizardry you will be able to set up a home network with network media players in pretty much every room including your kid’s or mum’s room in typically less than half an hour or so without any need to get all messy in the more complex setup procedures.
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