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: In a world where sometimes you just can’t find the space to take it with you when you go, and by that we’re referring to your media and not your money, Seagate offers a slightly unique solution. Enter the GoFlex Satellite portable hard drive extraordinaire, a “NAS” of a different color. Here’s a closer look. Design Of course in the looks department, it doesn’t quite set a new standard, not that there’s a whole lot one can do with the design of a hard drive.
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. Like many other hard drive manufacturers, Seagate has a full line of external drives with various size and interface options to fill this need.
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? If you listen to the advertising campaigns for tablets, the promise is that you can watch any media you choose wherever you are on your brand new ultra-portable device. Isn’t that the main reason you bought a tablet in the first place?
Excerpt: This drive is made specifically to serve your mobile fix, and will be of particular interest to iPad owners. Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite is a 500GB drive with a Wi-Fi radio inside. Connect to it wirelessly wherever you are and partake in the movies, shows or music stored within. Fill it up and charge the Lithium-ion battery by plugging it into your computer.
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
Summary: Ultimately, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite is the first of what I expect to be many wireless hard drives designed to help tablet users get and share content from their PCs to their slates. The idea is clever, but the implementation leaves much to be desired. For now, this gadget is best left to those people who need to transport lots of video to a tablet, and who aren't concerned about digging through arcane file names and contending with glitches and poor app design.
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. If the device should be lost, there is nothing to prevent data being accessed over USB, unless users take precautions.
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.