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SlashGear reports that Seagate has announced a new 1TB network attached drive, the Maxtor Central Axis network drive. Network attached drives aren't exactly new, of course.
Maxtor and Seagate already offer a number of network drives with similar capacities. Other vendors offering 1TB-class network storage include:
The market is crowded, all right. So, what makes Maxtor's new network box so special?
So, what makes this new product special? Features that recognize that today's home networks are not just a collection of PCs running Windows, but also include console games, media devices, and systems running MacOS. Central Axis is designed to meet the following needs:
Supports Web Interface for management
The Central Axis has more than just other network drives in its sights. With its support for automatic backup, it's a potential rival to Microsoft's Home Server, and with support for game consoles and MacOS as well as Windows clients, it's intending to sweep the 'best in show' for network drives.
The Central Axis will have a retail price at July introduction of $329.95, which is more than many of its competitors.
(Drive photo courtesy of Slashgear.com)