Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Satellite
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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Review
5 June 2013
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. DesignOf 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: 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!
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: With an overseas trip coming up, the iPad and its non-expandable storage wasn’t going to be able to keep me entertained during several long flights. Besides, converting a ton of video files and transferring them over to the iPad seems to take forever. Luckily, Seagate has my back. Their GoFlex Satellite stores a ton of media, and it can stream in iPad-friendly formats over its own Wi-Fi network.
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 […]
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.
Pros: Wirelessly boosts capacity by 500GB, USB 3.0-compatible, Good user interface
Cons: Uses Wi-Fi to connect, By default isn't password protected, Expensive