updated 06:10 pm EST, Tue January 10, 2006
Maxtor Shared Storage Plus
Maxtor today announced that it will be shipping its solution with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger support in February 2006. The Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution makes enables Mac OS X users to connect, store, share, stream, print, and automatically back up to one central location on a home or small office network. The solution supports Bonjour for automatic network configuration, enables up to 20 users to simultaneously access and protect files, offers two USB ports to connect and share two USB printers or two additional external storage drives or one of each, and new industry-compliant media serving capabilities to allow users to stream content on compatible UPnP AV digital media adapters for viewing content on televisions or listening to music on stereo systems. The solution also features privacy levels for shared folders, automatic organization of 100 different file types, detailed backup and storage status, and integrated backup software. They will ship in February in 200GB ($300), 300GB ($400), and 500MB ($500) configurations.