Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Satellite
Showing 1-10 of 17
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.
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.
Pros: Large capacity, Intuitive interface, Easy setup, Android- and iOS-compatible
Cons: Can't surf the web while using drive, Unable to copy files from iPadiPhone to drive
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: 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.
Excerpt: At first glance, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite appears to be a standard GoFlex external hard drive, although there are hints that not all is what it seems. For a start, this is a far larger and bulkier product than Seagate's ultra-thin GoFlex Slim drive.
Summary: Банальный вопрос: что делать, если в вашем ноутбуке закончилось место на жестком диске? Самый простой ответ – купить внешний жесткий диск с USB-интерфейсом, благо сейчас это недорого и широко доступно. А вот как быть владельцам планшетов и смартфонов, в которых прижимистый производитель не предусмотрел никаких портов расширения? И даже если они есть, то ведь совсем не дело «привязывать» кабелем тяжелый накопитель к легкому и тонкому планшету, который всегда в руках.