Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Satellite
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11 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: 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.
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
Excerpt: The Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive takes the shackles off your tablet, freeing it to connect to a greater amount of storage capacity--without having to go through any pesky wires. But although the hardware implementation is adequate, the software app struggles. A lot.
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.