Seagate intros mobile wireless HDD for iOS, Android devices

By Jos · 6 replies
May 16, 2011
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  1. Seagate has announced an interesting new addition to its GoFlex range of external storage devices. Dubbed GoFlex Satellite, it's the first battery-powered hard drive to wirelessly connect to any Wi-Fi-enabled…

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    a built in battery?

    This is an interesting idea... glad to see you can still plug it in.. does this connection also charge the battery?
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    It's the most logical thing that it does.

    This looks amazing, though it's clearly aimed at a niche because the "Hey you can also plug it in" for a hundred and fifty extra dollars doesnt seem quite... attractive.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 3,073   +97

    I'd think so too but it doesn't explicitly says so on the product page:

  5. Can you swap out the battery to replace or upgrade the battery pack? That the question.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Tried to check the data sheet but it linked me to a 404.

    Would make it a little less fun to play with if you have to be tied to charging it into the wall =(
  7. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    Well, I'm sure Apple will not be so happy with this. If this catches on, then apple may see a decline in the number of higher capacity iPad's. One of apple's schemes is to restrict the amount of storage on each device forcing users to pay way more than they should just to get a few extra gigabytes ($100 Extra for just 16GB more).

    The advertising statement seagate uses. "No longer will a consumer feel as though it is a compromise to purchase a lower capacity tablet or iPad", should be enough to put a frown on Steve Jobs face, and I won't be surprised if Apple somehow finds a way to make this method of storage less convenient. Think about it:

    16GB iPad: $499
    32GB iPad: $599
    64GB iPad: $699

    16GB iPad + Seagate HDD (Total of 516GB) : $699

    It is better value for money to just buy the 16GB iPad and the Seagate HDD than buying a 64GB iPad.

    ie. Loss of revenue for apple, and the sound of Steve Jobs weeping.

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