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. 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?
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. However, we like the Wi-Drive's portability (a function of its SSD) as well as the fact that we could still remain connected to the Internet when using the device.
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: 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.
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.
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. The movie was being streamed by WiFi through this box, but when I asked the price I was told that it was yet to be released. Fast forward two years to November last year and, while on holiday in Florida I spied it in a Best Buy.