Maxtor Shared Storage II Product Family by Seagate Is Shipping

Seagate develops and ships the Maxtor Shared Storage II product family. These solutions from Seagate back up business files, videos, photos, music etc. stored on multiple networked computers every. It provides simple data management and security for up to twenty PC or Mac users. The 1TB Maxtor Shared Storage II product developed Seagate is designed for easy setup with quick network installation, so there's no need for an IT staff or any special technical knowledge. An EasyManage CD gives users a desktop icon for easy access to a shared public folder and a set of personal password-protected private network folders automatically.

A new Gigabit Ethernet connection ensures fast data transfers and file sharing between computers on wired and wireless networks. A SimpleView feature acts like a built-in IT administrator, providing detailed backup and storage status at a glance of all users on the network. Users can also automatically copy content stored on the Maxtor Shared Storage II by scheduling an additional backup to a connected Maxtor OneTouch or Seagate Pushbutton USB external storage system for off-site data rotation. The Maxtor Shared Storage II comes in a dual-drive configuration with storage capacities of one terabyte. It can be set up for RAID 1, 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 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 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 being connected to a home network, the Maxtor Shared Storage II 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. A family could simultaneously listen to a music collection via a networked sound system upstairs, play movies on a networked theatre system in the living room, and view a slide show of recent vacation photos on a laptop in the kitchen. The Maxtor Shared Storage II solution is compatible with a broad array of digital entertainment devices from leading CE vendors and they require no active PC or Mac on the network to share and stream digital files.

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