Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB is a transportable storage machine with built-in Wi-Fi, so you may store media and knowledge files on the drive and luxuriate in them on any Wi-Fi device.But Seagate’s drive differs from Kingston’s in a number of key areas. The GoFlex Satellite tv for pc has USB 3.0 cabled connectivity, which is backwards-appropriate with the Mac’s USB 2.0 ports. You should buy an optional FireWire 800 interface, and Thunderbolt is promised soon.
As it uses the NTFS format, earlier than your Mac can write to it you need to set up an NTFS driver; happily that is included within the box.
Because the Satellite tv for pc uses a hard drive it’s bulkier and heavier than Wi-Drive, however you get a lot more storage on your money. A built-in accelerometer shuts down the drive to guard it in opposition to sudden knocks or falls.
Battery life is round 5 hours, and up to three Wi-Fi-enabled devices can join at anybody time.
The GoFlex Satellite tv for pc’s iOS application permits you to open your media in third-celebration apps, so you’re not restricted to file varieties iOS can natively read. If, for instance, you’ve an book that will not open in iBook but will in Stanza, or a film that can’t be viewed in Video however can in Azul, you can get pleasure from them from the Satellite using these apps.
You may’t currently go surfing whereas connected to the Satellite tv for pc, but we’re informed that is coming in an upgrade.
Although it is nearly twice as expensive because the Wi-Drive, it could possibly be argued that the GoFlex Satellite’s larger capability and versatility make it better value for money. In case you do not thoughts the load gain, that is.