Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Satellite
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19 July 2012
Excerpt: Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite is a hybrid wireless / storage device that claims to bring rich feature and functionality in an impressively small form factor, but is it really the Ying to your mobile device’s Yang? Let’s find out!
Excerpt: Having an external drive is always a good thing. As a backup device or a quick and convenient way to move large (or large numbers of) files from one device to another, it’s almost an essential tool to anybody with more than one computer.
Review – Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage – Stream Data to your iPad, Tablet, or Computer on the Go
26 November 2011
Excerpt: Have you been merrily collecting data everywhere, but find that you're lacking enough room on your tablet when you need it? Running out of room on the solid state drive in your sleek MacBook Air?
Excerpt: UPDATE: This review was updated in October 2012 to reflect a newer firmware version that enables pass-through mode (see below). This drive is made specifically to serve your mobile fix, and will be of particular interest to iPad owners.
Pros: A go-anywhere “real” storage device built for iPad, iPhone and Android. USB 3.0. 3-year warranty. Internal Wi-Fi lets three different people connect to the drive at once. Juice up the six-hour Lithium-ion battery over USB, or with a car charger. Makes you look smart for going with the 8GB tablet ...
Cons: Formatted NTFS, so while Windows users can plug and play, Mac users will need to load some utilities first.
Summary: There's no denying that the Seagate GoFlex Satellite is much more economical on a per-MB basis than the Kingston Wi-Drive; that device costs $174 for just 32GB of storage, whereas the GoFlex costs $199 and you get 500GB. Also, the GoFlex works with Android devices, a feature the Wi-Drive lacks.
Excerpt: The Seagate GoFlex Satellite provides portable wireless storage for iOS and Android tablets. The 500GB hard drive features its own Wi-Fi connection, letting you access files and stream media, but[...]
Excerpt: This battery-powered hard drive streams media over Wi-Fi to your mobile devices. It's not quite ready for prime time, however—especially for Android devices. For now, you’re better off waiting for a few much-needed software updates.
Pros: Able to stream media via Wi-Fi, Rechargeable battery, Can connect up to three devices simultaneously
Cons: Connecting to device causes Internet connection to drop, No playlist support, Non-iOS clients might encounter streaming media complications
Conclusion: A very useful portable hard drive with 500GB of space, the Goflex Satellite is a good investment for users who want to watch multimedia content on the move. Although there is WPA security to help ensure WiFi transmissions are not intercepted, the lack of on-board encryption is a concern.
Pros: Small and portable, WPA security, simple configuration, good battery life.
Cons: Streaming limited to three devices, no WiFi bridging option., No on-board encryption.
Excerpt: About two “Gadget Show Live” events ago I was approached by a man carrying a iPad with a HD film playing on it. Nothing new there I thought, but as I was walking away, he showed me a small portable hard drive which he had in his pocket.
Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless 500GB review
2 November 2012
Summary: A wireless hard drive? If you don't mind the bulk, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless can create a custom hotspot and stream audio and video. Here's our Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless review.