May 09, 2011

Now Available: New iPhone and Android App for Accessing GoFlex Home Network Server from your Smartphone

SCOTTS VALLEY, California - Today Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) introduced the GoFlexAccess™ mobile device app for its GoFlex® Home network storage system. Now available for download from the iTunes Store ® and Android Market, this easy-to-use application can be found by searching for "Seagate" or "GoFlex" in either storefront using your computer or the app store on your iPad ®, iPhone ®, iPod touch ® or Android compatible mobile device. The new GoFlexAccess App delivers a fast and easy way to retrieve photos, movies, music and documents from anywhere while on the go with network access.

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The new GoFlexAccess App delivers a fast and easy way to retrieve photos, movies, music and documents from anywhere while on-the-go with network access.

GoFlex Home network storage server is designed as a simple to set up shared storage drive, which provides back up and sharing capabilities within a home network and is also accessible using remote access from a personal computer. Today, with the introduction of these new mobile applications, GoFlex Home network drive has entered the world of mobile connectivity. The iPad, iPhone and Android smart phones can now have access to enjoy and share terabytes of media which are stored on the home network. Personal mobile technology devices are largely seen as products for consumption of media and now this consumption can be extended to the home network drive. The benefits to having this network access are numerous:

  • All of the shares on GoFlex Home, as well as all of the content stored elsewhere on the drive are now available from mobile devices;
  • Create slideshows from photos in shares and play music at the same time to accompany it;
  • Stream video to mobile devices over 3G/4G and WiFi:
  • Access Excel, PowerPoint, Word documents and PDFs, etc.;
  • The app features content type filters, to simplify access to your content that may contain a large number of files and file types;
  • Album art support for music files.

Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities, the GoFlex Home storage system provides plenty of room to centrally store, easily access and continuously back up files wirelessly from both Windows® and Mac OS® X operating systems on the home¹ network to help safeguard precious digital memories for the whole family. Families can also add more storage to the GoFlex Home system by simply connecting additional drives to the USB port. Additionally, this same USB port can be used to wirelessly share a USB printer with every computer on the network.

The GoFlex Home network storage system can be purchased from Seagate.com and select retailers for a suggested retail price of US$159.99 for 1TB, US$209.99 for 2TB or US$269.99 for 3TB. Firmware updates and the new GoFlexAccess app are free for all GoFlex Home owners.

About Seagate
Copyright © 2011 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disc drives and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com . Seagate, Seagate Technology, GoFlexAccess and GoFlex are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Seagate is not responsible for the content of external websites referenced herein and such links do not constitute an endorsement of those sites or their products and services.

¹The GoFlex® Home system includes licences to instant backup software for three PCs and Mac computers, and five seats to the Seagate Share™ remote access service. Instant backup software and the Seagate Share service are available through the Seagate Dashboard user interface, available following installation of GoFlex® Home software. Additional instant backup software licences and Seagate Share™ Pro remote access service seats are available for purchase from the Seagate Dashboard Application Store at www.seagate.com.