Seagate is going to release in March its Central networked home storage solution that is designed to “organize your home”. The Central is like the home version of the company’s Wireless Plus mobile drive that it serves as a shared storage hub for data backup and media streaming. You can backup all your content on Central and access them from anywhere.
The Central to your WiFi router and home network via an Ethernet port. Once connected, the storage device becomes a centralized home backup station and a media streamer. It can backup multiple Windows and Mac computer on a home network automatically, and is even able to backup photos and videos directly from Facebook.
As for media streaming, the Central organizes the content for you according to media type and is able to wirelessly stream movies, music, pictures and documents throughout your home. With support for DLNA and AirPlay and the Seagate Media app, available for iOS devices, Android devices, Amazon Kindle HD as well as Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, the Central stream to nearly any network-connected devices. You can also access files stored and upload files on the go using a web browser or the free app for tablet and smartphones.
The Seagate Central is available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB models that are priced at $189.99, $219.99 and $259.99, respectively.