So in an effort to make our data available to us from anywhere Maxtor/Seagate has come up with a really cool idea. The Maxtor Shared Storage II line, which comes in 500 GB and 1 TB, now has the ability to allow users to log into a safe Internet browser site and gain access to their network attached storage (NAS) from anywhere.
You don’t need any special downloads or installs. Also there is no reason to open ports on your firewall or router to gain access to your data. I found this idea to be a long time coming, and think it is awesome that Maxtor is offering it free of charge with this line of NAS device. In the past I have expressed my dislike in the decline of what in the early 90’s was the Caddy of hard drive lines, and finally I think Seagate is moving that area of the company in the right direction.
I know I personally spend a lot of time out of the office and have found it difficult even with having a PDA/Phone to be able to gain access to my files I need to email easily. I am seriously considering the purchase of this product in the near future and will let you all know how that works out. I am very interested to see how the transfer rates are and if the ease of use is really what they are touting it to be. If anyone has one of these devices let me know what you think.