Seagate Serves Up Wireless Storage On the Go

Seagate External Hard Drive
As popular as the iPad and other tablets have been, many users have been frustrated by the lack of storage space offered on tablets, and Seagate feels their pain. The benefits of local storage are now combined with the convenience of Wi-Fi in Seagate's new wireless external hard drive, the GoFlex Satellite, and accompanying GoFlex Media app.

The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is a portable hard drive, offering 500GB of storage space, wireless connectivity over 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and rechargeable battery power. The hard drive features an integrated lithium polymer battery that offers up to five hours of continuous video streaming or 25 hours of battery life in standby mode.

In addition to the GoFlex Satellite hard drive, Seagate is offering a free app for iOS devices that further maximizes battery life through progressive download. It temporarily downloads media onto the iOS device, letting the drive return to standby mode while the user enjoys their video. Though currently only available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, an Android version of the app is planned for release later this summer.

Seagate also includes with purchase its Media Sync software, which syncs all video, music, and photo files from a Windows or Mac computer, including media purchased through iTunes. The software can also be used to sync non-media files, such as documents.

Though designed primarily for wireless use, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite also includes charging cables for both the home and the car, as well as a speedy USB 3.0 cable for connecting directly to a USB-equipped computer.

The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is available now for preorder through Seagate, Amazon, and Best Buy for a suggested retail price of $199.99. Units are expected to be available in the United States in mid-July, and globally later this summer.

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