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Seagate joins the network storage community with Maxtor Central Axis

New NAS device from Seagate

Seagate announced today its newest device to join the network attack storage (NAS) community: the Maxtor Central Axis.

Slated to be available in North America next month, the Central Axis promises to be a central space that hosts regular data files as well as digital content for home users. The Device supports the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standard, meaning it will work very well with DLNA-compliant devices such as the popular games consoles Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.

The Central Axis will also come with an easy backup solution that backs up data from any computers within the network onto its included 1TB storage space. It, too, will allow for accessing its content securely via the Internet.

Personally, I am excited and curious to see how the Central Axis will stack up against feature-rich NAS devices such as the Synology DS107+ or the HP MediaVault MV2120. Both of these devices cost about the same as what the Central Axis will cost when it comes out, around $330.