Seagate at CES announced the Seagate Wireless Plus
mobile device storage, designed to wirelessly stream
content for up to eight smartphones or tablets.
This new wireless hard drive offers an 1TB capacity
and includes a 10-hour battery life. It can be accessed
through the mobile Seagate Media app for Apple iOS,
Android and Kindle Fire HD devices. The Seagate Media
app has been developed for all major mobile devices,
including Android, Kindle Fire HD, Apple iOS and will
also work with just about any device that can connect
to a Wi-Fi network. Additionally, you can use Wireless
Plus to enjoy video, photos, music and even documents
on the big screen via Apple Airplay, DLNA or an app
designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray
The new Seagate Wireless Plus includes a new option to
save content and files to the drive wirelessly through
the new Seagate Media app. For the first time, users
will be able to capture HD videos on their iPhones and
then wirelessly uploading them in full resolution to
Wireless Plus with its 1TB of storage.
The new 1TB wireless drive comes with a removable
SuperSpeed USB3.0 adapter. Because the Wireless Plus
creates its own Wi-Fi network, there is no need to
stream or download your content from the Internet or to
spend money on a data plan.
Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage is currently
available from Amazon and BestBuy.com, for an MSRP of
Seagate also today announced its next-generation, networked home storage solution, Seagate Central shared storage, the first storage device to feature a Smart TV app for access to files on the big screen.
Seagate Central delivers automatic backup for the entire home, access to digital movies and music from networked devices, as well as remote access from outside a home network.
Seagate retooled the software for the Seagate Central shared storage so that it provides a backup for each system on a home network, even in a mixed platform environment of Windows OS and Mac OS X computers. In addition to automatic and continuous backup of all the computers in a home, Seagate Central can also backup photos and videos directly from Facebook, a feature first introduced in the Backup Plus line of external drives.
In addition to its primary role as a total home backup device to organize content in one location, Central storage is also designed for easy media streaming. Once all your files are on the drive, Central storage organizes the content for you according to media type, such as videos, pictures, music and documents. Seagate then makes it easier than ever before to access entertainment and documents by providing free apps for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as Apple iOS devices, Amazon Kindle HD and Android mobile devices. Central is DLNA certified and also works with Apple AirPlay, which means nearly any network-connected device can connect to it.
The newly designed Seagate Media app, available for Android, Kindle Fire HD and Apple iOS, allows you to access, download or share files from Seagate Central shared storage.
Seagate Central Shared storage will be available in March of this year for the following MSRP(s) of 2TB, $189.99; 3TB, $219.99; 4TB, $259.99.
In addition, Seagate has on display a slim 5mm-thin 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) designed exclusively for ultrabooks and thin client devices. Packing 500GB of capacity this drive is thin enough for today?s thin ultrabooks and even tablets.
For the first time, Seagate will also showcase its latest laptop solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD) and an all-new desktop SSHD. Now in their third-generation, the Seagate SSHD solutions integrate solid-state memory and massive hard drive capacity with the speed expected of a solid-state drive. The result is higher-performance and greater capacity at an affordable price.