Seagate has unveiled their newest NAS-like devices designed specific for Personal Cloud storage and backups. The Seagate Personal Cloud devices will come as one or two bay devices, where the two bay automatically mirrors the data for additional safety.
The software system is the thing that once again sets a device like this apart from other network connected storage devices. It is built up from the ground up for just this one usage scenario instead of just having it as a side option. It isn’t everyone that likes to trust their data to a free or commercial cloud provider, but they might still like the benefits that cloud storage brings along: Having access to your files no matter where you are. And the Seagate Personal Cloud looks perfect here.
Seagate’s Personal Cloud devices come with apps for iOS and Android and work well with Windows, Mac and Linux systems alike. It can store all your backups and sync with USB drives while connecting to your network wirelessly. Most NAS devices can do this by now, but it’s rarely we’ve seen such a comprehensive device compatibility list.
- TVs and Blu-ray players: LG Smart TVs (2012 or later) and Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players (2012 models or later with SmartHub)
- Streaming media players: Roku, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV (via Apple AirPlay)
- Smartphones: iPhone, Android
- Tablets: iPad, Android™, Kindle, Windows 8/RT
- DLNA Streaming, including PS3 and newer and Xbox360 and newer.
For those comfortable with the public cloud offerings, Seagate Personal Cloud offers sync options with Amazon S3, Box, Baidu, DropBox, Google Drive, HiDrive, and Yandex.Disk. The devices also feature an app-store like dashboard with a variety of apps including WordPress, BitTorrent Sync, and ElephantDrive.
If this still isn’t enough, Seagate created a software development kit (SDK) for its app manager to enable 3rd party developers to create new and exciting use cases for Personal Cloud drives.
The Seagate Personal Cloud devices will be shipping to retailers this month, so you don’t have to wait long in this is something for you. The one bay version will be available with 3TB for $169.99, 4TB for 219.99 and 5TB capacity for $249.99. The two bay version will be made available with 4TB for $299.99 and 6TB for $379.99. There is also an 8TB 2-bay version, but that one didn’t have a price sticker at the time of writing.
Thanks to Seagate for providing us with this information
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