Technology.am (Sept. 21, 2009) — Seagate announced the next evolution of network storage – FreeAgent DockStar™ network adapter, a simple way to access and share your digital content with anyone from anywhere.
The DockStar network adapter allows the FreeAgent Go™ portable hard drive to be added to a network, giving access to its content from anywhere within or outside of the home, as well as allowing for selective sharing of files with friends and family.
The drive can be accessible through any Internet connected computer, as well as through an innovative iPhone application.
With simple installation and an intuitive web-based interface, the DockStar network adapter will change the way people control the access and sharing of their content by creating their own personal storage ‘clouds’ while keeping the security and privacy of the drives’ content because it is located within their home.
Users will also be able to deliver linked pictures and video to social networking sites, such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.
Additionally, simple syndication takes on a new meaning when friends and family can receive RSS feeds of shares created to keep them informed of changes to the content.
The DockStar network adapter also has three additional USB ports, allowing connection of up to four mass storage devices at a time, providing more to share and access whether you’re across the room or on the other side of the world.
The DockStar network adapter is enabled by the Pogoplug service from Cloud Engines, Inc. By pairing it with Pogoplug capabilities, Seagate has delivered a complete and simple way to have a network-attached drive in the home to share and access data wherever, whenever you want.
The FreeAgent DockStar network adapter is available at $99.99. It comes with one year of Pogoplug service for a subscription fee of $29.99/year for unlimited sharing and remote access.
In addition to the introduction of the FreeAgent DockStar network adapter, Seagate will also introduce three new capacity points for its award-winning FreeAgent Go hard drive family.
In addition to the existing capacities of 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, the Seagate FreeAgent Go portable storage solution will now also ship in 1TB, 880GB and 750GB capacities.
These new capacity offerings in a portable form factor allow people to carry entire libraries of movies, pictures and music in their pockets.
The new FreeAgent Go drives are compatible with Seagate’s lineup of accessories in the FreeAgent family, including the new FreeAgent Theater+™ HD media player, FreeAgent Go Dock™ accessory, FreeAgent Go Dock+™ accessory, and the newly announced FreeAgent DockStar™ network adapter.
The FreeAgent drives for Windows also offer security in the form of software-based AES-256bit encryption to help keep your information safe and private.