Wireless External Hard Drive
It seems like most people today have some sort of mobile device that they carry around with them.
They can be used for a number of things, from simply making phone calls to surfing the web and listening to music.
Although they have various amounts of storage capacity, it seldom seems enough to store all your digital data.
The iPads maximum capacity is only 64 GB which with the size of digital media files today wouldn’t take long to fill up.
Users want more memory or hard drive space to satisfy the needs of the digital media beasts appetite.
This in time is only going to grow as high definition media files increase in size as they become more complex and sophisticated.
Cloud storage is an alternative but still not fast enough for certain tasks. Having an external hard drive for mac that allows you to stream data would be the ideal solution. If it was a wireless external hard drive, this would be even better.
Apart from cloud storage, the wireless hard drive is the only solution available for many devices like the iPad, as the dock is the only data port.
Fortunately Seagate have now developed a wireless iPad external hard drive. The following product is due for release this Summer.
GoFlex Satellite™ Mobile Wireless Storage
New from Seagate is the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless external hard drive.
This wireless hard drive comes with 500 GB of storage, a massive upgrade for most mobile device users. It’s small, lightweight design makes it an ideal companion, connecting to your device wirelessly so there are no cables to mess about with.
It has a range of up to 150 feet allowing you to stream media to most compatible devices as long they have Wi-Fi connectivity and a web browser. You can connect up to 3 devices via its own Wi-Fi network.
Laptops, tablets, iPads, iPods, iPhones, Android phones and smartphones.
Potentially you could watch 3 different movies on 3 different devices through your web browser or download the free GoFlex Media™ app for Apples iPad, iPod and iPhone. Only snag is you can’t use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet while you’re accessing files on the wireless hard drive.
The Go Flex has 5 hours battery life when being used, which is a minor concern as the iPad for instance has 10 hours. It does however have up to 25 hours standby time.
It also has USB 3.0 connectivity as it comes with a USB 3.0 USM adapter. With support for the new Universal Storage Module (USM) standard, the Seagate GoFlex storage devices were designed to adapt to new technologies.
The interchangeable interface allows you to change to different interfaces by simply swapping the cable or adapter.
There are already interfaces for FireWire® 800 and powered eSATA.
A GoFlex Thunderbolt adapter should be available by the first quarter of 2012.
The Seagate GoFlex mobile wireless external hard drive is available now from Amazon.