I'm a little disappointed that Lacie does not recommend using the FUEL as a TimeMachine Backup for your Mac, but the ability to use it with multiple devices at the same time is a definite plus.
Lacie FUEL Features:
- Store your movies, songs, photos, and documents. The 1TB hard drive can store over 300 high-definition (HD) movies (1.5GB MP4 H.264), 125,000 songs, or 100,000 photos.1)
- Load your media quickly. Your LaCie Fuel includes a USB 3.0 port for fast transfers, up to 5Gb/s. To take advantage of the faster transfer rates available to USB 3.0, plug your device into a Windows® or Mac® computer with a USB 3.0 port. The LaCie Fuel can be connected to a USB 2.0 port but transfer rates will be slower, up to 480Mb/s.
- Share content with more people. Your LaCie device can stream up to three or more Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time, so more than one person can access your wireless media library at the same time.
- Enjoy up to 8 hours of continuous play. Your LaCie Fuel provides up to 8 hours of continuous video streaming.2)
- Do more. While you’re listening to music or viewing movies or photos on your mobile device, you can also browse the internet from your home network or your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Manage your digital media files. Use the Seagate Media™ app to play your music in the background, personalize your photo slide shows, add movie bookmarks, and more.
- Synchronize your media files. Automatically synchronize all your media files with your LaCie Fuel using the free Seagate Media Sync™ software.
The Lacie FUEL costs $199. The website says currently out of stock but available soon.