Seagate STBF500200 500GB Satellite WiFi USB 3.0 2.5 inch External Hard Drive - Black
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- Carry your media library - wirelessly stream to your iPad/tablet/smartphone
- Automatically sync media and documents from your PC or MAC computer
- Seagate G-Force protects the internal drive in the event of impact
- Up to 5 hours of battery life and 25 hours of standby time
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Seagate STBF500200 500GB Satellite WiFi USB 3.0 2.5 inch External Hard Drive - Black
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|Data Transfer Rate||625 Megabytes Per Second||75 Megabytes Per Second||5000 Megabits Per Second||625 Megabytes Per Second|
|Speed||5400 RPM||5400 RPM||7200 RPM||5400 RPM|
|Hard Drive Size||500 GB||500 GB||500 GB||2 TB|
|Dimensions||12 cm x 9 cm x 2.2 cm||2.4 cm x 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm||2.3 cm x 8.4 cm x 13 cm||8.9 cm x 21 cm x 12.7 cm|
|Item Weight||267 g||281 g||285 g||299 g|
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The Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage allows you to carry your media library with you while on the move and wirelessly stream movies, photos, music and documents to your iPad, tablet or smartphone. The Seagate GoFlex device includes fast USB 3.0/USB 2.0 connection and downloadable Media Sync software to easily transfer media and documents from your PC or MAC computer. The Seagate GoFlex device can store over 300 HD Movies*, so you'll never have to worry about running out of space on your iPad or tablet.
Stream at Home, Stream in the Car, Stream Anywhere!
After you load your media on to the Seagate GoFlex Satellite device, it can be streamed to your iPad or tablet via its WiFi connection, making the solution completely wireless. Leave it in your bag,set it on table, place it anywhere in the car, with a range up to 150ft you'll never feel tethered to your storage. Best of all, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite creates its own WiFi network, so there's no internet required - take it all with you and access it wherever and whenever you want!
Easy to SetApp!
To enhance your experience even further, download the free GoFlex Media app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from the iTunes store or the Apple App store directly from your device. The GoFlex Media app is tailored for the Seagate GoFlex Satellite allowing you to easily sort through your media library with filters, keyword search and folder and thumbnail views. The app also allows you to download movies and other media from the Seagate GoFlex Satellite device, so that you can enjoy your content later, when not connected or extend the battery life of both your iPad and Seagate GoFlex Satellite device.
Share, Share and Share
If you love media, it's only fair to share. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite device can stream movies and other media to almost any device that has a web browser and WiFi connectivity. If your friends and family have a smartphone, iPod touch, Android tablet or laptop, they can enjoy your media content too. In fact, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite device can stream 3 different movies simultaneously, so everyone in the family can enjoy their favourite content.
Additionally, the built-in battery enables the Seagate GoFlex Satellite device to standby, ready to serve media for up to 25 hours and can continuously stream up to 5 hours of video on a single charge.
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To get the best out of this device, you probably need to understand how it works, and what the limitations are. Basically, it's a wifi web server with local storage. Getting the files (movies, pictures, music) onto the device is no more difficult than any removable USB drive: you just connect, drag and drop. Once you're done, you disconnect, press the power button and connect to the wifi access point.
The software you install onto the device for playback isn't great - it's basically an AIR version of the web interface, and it launches your video player. The software's a bit clunky and unattractive, and Seagate could do with looking at how other software (like Air Video) is designed. But it does work, and it works across multiple platforms too, thanks to its inbuilt web browser - you can use this with iPad, Android tablet, PlayBook, laptop, or whatever you like. And three devices can connect at once.
The streaming quality is perfect, as long as the format's supported on your device, or you have a player installed to handle your files (for example, AVI/divx files aren't natively supported on most tablets without add-on software). This is easily rectified, but could easily catch buyers out. You can either use software like Handbrake or the Roxio convertor software on your desktop machine to convert your video before transferring, or else install a suitable player on your tablet - such as OPlayer on iPad, or MX Video Player on Android.Read more ›
Set-up is nice and easy, moving your stuff to the hard drive is simple, and after downloading the app to your device (whatever that may be - I used an iPhone and an iPad) connecting to the hard drive via wi-fi is pretty straight-forward too.
As it has been said in all the other reviews, the biggest let-down is the Seagate app, which is basically not up to scratch. The app is not user-friendly, and I'm talking about the updated version (the first version was even worse). I loaded about 1500 songs onto the drive as I wanted to stream music out of the house, and this caused no end of problems. Pressing "select all" did not, in fact, select all the songs, it managed about 60 before stopping. Trying to move the page down to select more songs, the screen kept bouncing back up to the first song, so I spent ages scrolling down, down, down. I later figured out that I had to sit and wait for about half an hour in order for all the song titles to load before I was able to "select all".
Streaming video is OK, as long as the video is converted into a format that the device can handle (this made me quite annoyed with the limitations of the iPad, let me tell you! It would have been better if the hard drive came bundled with a basic converter, but no, you're on your own on this.
I also had problems connecting to the hard drive after I had updated the app, and it took me a while to find that I had to press the "Restore all settings" button to make it all work again.
So, does it work? Yes, it does, but it really makes you work for it - it takes lots of effort to do what you want to do, but once you have found out how to do it then it works really well. The hard drive has a steep learning curve due to the sub-standard app, so once Seagate updates the app again it should be easier to use.
I love the whole idea of having your own dedicated hard drive which you can wireless access on the move. In the week that I have had it there has been an app update to my Galaxy S2 and also a firmware update to the device itself. This has made quiet a difference and am glad this was released when it was or this review might lean towards a more negative result! Up until the release of this update the device was pretty slow to navigate. As this is no longer a problem I won't go into it anymore.
I am just about to go away for the weekend and don't intend to carry round a bulk laptop with me. With my Galaxy S2 in tow I have loaded all my documents/vids etc and will be taking this away with me. I have had a plenty of testing this week in practice!
Basically, the hard drive has its own wireless router built in. You connect your device to this access point, load up the app and you have all your files at your fingertips ready to use as if they were on the device. It works like a charm. Super speedy to access (since the update) and really simple to use. There is a downside though, because my devices is accessing this it is no longer connected to the internet, be it by my own home wireless or any 3G connection when out and about. This might prove a problem for people who still need access to the net whilst on the move. For me though, internet access isn't so crucial that an hour or two without it will leave me with palpitations!Read more ›
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What a great device - have had up to three iPads streaming films from this without a problem, can be a little tricky to set up the first time and you might need to look at other... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Dr R.