Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Seagate goes mobile with Wireless Plus and Central networked drives

The highly portable Wireless Plus drive offers high-capacity storage that targets on-the-go tablet and mobile phone users.

Article comments

Seagate emphasizes wireless storage with new drives announced today at International CES that are aimed at mobile and living room use.

The highly portable Wireless Plus drive offers high-capacity storage that targets on-the-go tablet and mobile phone users. The Central is designed to complement PCs, mobile devices, and Smart TVs (starting with Samsung's).

The $200 Wireless Plus drive, available immediately, is actually the long-overdue follow-on to Seagate's GoFlex Satellite that was first introduced a year and a half-ago.

Save content from mobile device

That drive suffered from often-frustrating software and a chunky size, two flaws that Seagate has now addressed with this second-generation drive. The new drive is slightly slimmer and more stylish, but still has an integrated battery (rated for up to 10 hours of use) and a DLNA- and AirPlay-capable wireless hotspot.

Based on my sneak-peek at the redesigned software, the usage experience is poised to be much smoother with this wireless drive.

Another boon: The new drive doubles capacity to 1TB, which means you'll have enough space for up to 500 high-definition movies. The drive works in conjunction with the mobile Seagate Media apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. Seagate also has an app designed for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. And this time around, you can actually save content to the drive from a mobile device, which can be convenient for content creators moving between tablet and laptop, for example.

Seagate's new Central drive

That Smart TV app ties into Seagate's other noteworthy CES launch, the Seagate Central drive. With a sleek, horizontal box design that's designed to look, if not fit well, in a living room, the Central is a single-drive, network-attached storage box for householding multi-computer and device backups and content sharing from a single, centralized source.

The Central is designed to work smoothly with both Windows and Mac OS X, and handles continuous backup chores in the background, along with backing up photos and videos directly from Facebook.

The Central ships in March and will be available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB varieties (priced at $190, $320, and $260, respectively).


More from Techworld

More relevant IT news


Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *