Finweek English Edition - - Techtrends -

THIS YEAR ex­ter­nal hard drives packed full of movies, tele­vi­sion shows, pic­tures, mu­sic and other files are com­mon. We all har­bour more data than we know what to do with and the mod­ern home is now usu­ally packed with way more than just one com­puter.

The Iomega iCon­nect is a de­vice that makes it easy to share a hard drive on a home net­work so you can ac­cess it from any­where, or any com­puter, in the house or even over the In­ter­net. The de­vice con­nects to your home wire­less net­work and has six USB ports you can use to con­nect drives. It will then make those avail­able on the net­work. You can also con­nect up to two prin­ters to the de­vice and it will also share those.

The iCon­nect also has built-in sup­port for tech­nolo­gies called DLNA and uPNP that es­sen­tially al­low you to ac­cess videos and other me­dia on the drives con­nected to it with com­pat­i­ble de­vices, such as the Xbox 360 and PlayS­ta­tion 3 gam­ing con­soles. So you can put your videos on a hard drive in the of­fice and watch them on your TV at home.

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