Seagate GoFlex Satellite
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is the first mobile wireless storage device on the market. The device is the predecessor to the Seagate Wireless Plus. It offers up to 500GB and around 7 hours of battery life. It shares the same mobile app as the Wireless Plus but has no backup function.
- Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 8 user reviews
Starting at: $79.99
The good: Seagate's good-looking and compact GoFlex Satellite is a new breed of external hard drives that can stream digital content stored on it via a built-in Wi-Fi network. As an external hard drive, the device features USB 3.0, is relatively fast, compact, flexible, and offers uncompromising support for both Macs and PCs.
The bad: The GoFlex Satellite supports only three wireless clients at a time, doesn't allow for Internet access, and its USB 3.0 performance could be better. The drive's included GoFlex Media iPad app takes a long time to load photos and doesn't work in the background.
The bottom line: Despite a few minor shortcomings, the GoFlex Satellite makes an excellent direct-attach external storage solution for anyone and a must-have for those who frequently travel with Apple's iPad.
May 17, 2013 4:36 PM PDT
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
| Caption by: Dong Ngo
Conversation powered by Livefyre