Seagate GoFlex Satellite - Wireless Media Streamer in your Pocket
11 May 2012
Excerpt: The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is a portable wireless hard drive that lets you enjoy your media library while on the move with your mobile devices by wirelessly streaming your music, movies, photos and even documents whenever you require them.
Pros: Easy to setup and use, Can stream simultaneously up to 8 devices, Acts a Wi-Fi bridge
Cons: Requires third-party player to play more video formats, Battery life is decent, but could be better, Expensive
Excerpt: The Good Faster than FireWire 800 Much faster than USB 2.0 Cheapest route to external Thunderbolt drive Acceptable price Bus powered for portability Compatible with all SATA 2.5" HDDs The Bad Not significantly faster than FireWire 800 One Thunderbolt port, no daisy-chaining Still must buy...
Pros: Faster than FireWire 800, Much faster than USB 2.0, Cheapest route to external Thunderbolt drive, Acceptable price, Bus powered for portability, Compatible with all SATA 2.5" HDDs
Cons: Not significantly faster than FireWire 800, One Thunderbolt port, no daisy-chaining, Still must buy Thunderbolt cable, Not as fast as dual-HDD RAID setups (but admittedly cheaper)
Excerpt: With devices such as tablets and smartphones increasingly being used for media consumption, the capacities on offer on these devices do not really evoke glee. Imagine having 100s of HD movies, or 1000s of songs which you may want to carry along and watch or listen to on your tablet or smartphone.
Pros: Easy to configure, Sufficient battery life, Easy-to-use app
Cons: Drive heats up inside a bag, On a desktop, content is downloaded and not streamed
Excerpt: The Seagate GoFlex Turbo is an external hard drive that makes use of the fastest USB 3.0 connectivity, which is still rare these days. It has a rugged design and a solid selection of utilities to make using this drive as easy as possible.
Pros: Slim, robust design, Handy set of applications, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 connectivity
Cons: Slightly overpriced, Below average data speeds
Excerpt: Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra portable drive is an upgrade of the GoFlex pro drive with the main differences being the bump in storage from 1 TB to 1.5TB and the Ultra drive being a USB 3.0 compatible drive. It is the only portable drive that goes beyond the standard 1TB size.
Pros: Very high capacity for a portable drive, Ability to change GoFlex adapter to FireWire or eSATA ports
Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage (500GB)
21 September 2011
Conclusion: The Seagate GoFlex Satellite fulfills a need that all iPad/iPhone power users need: more storage. Take all your photos, videos, and music with you without having to first load them on any device you have that can play media and surf the Web.
Pros: Huge storage vat for the iPad/iPhone. Wireless. Works with other Wi-Fi devices. GoFlex connector compatible.
Cons: UI needs work. No shuffle on music playback. Needs case. No connection to the Internet while drive is in use.
Seagate GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive for Mac (1.5TB)
20 September 2011
Conclusion: Interchangeable interfaces and a huge capacity put the Seagate GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive for Mac up as one of the front-runners in the external hard drive space. This drive is future-proofed with a humungous capacity.
Pros: Mac formatted. Mac-oriented design. FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 cables included. Modular interface cable. 3-year warranty. Huge 1.5TB capacity.
Cons: USB 3.0 not included. Little thicker than other drives. Only available in silver. Interface cables are easy to lose.