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Patriot Gauntlet Node Wireless Hard-drive Enclosure (PCGTW25S)

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  • Powered by an onboard lithium polymer battery
  • Carry all your media with you to stream or share wirelesslyCarry all your media with you to stream or share wirelessly
  • Stream videos and music to multiple devices simultaneously
  • iOS and Android app available allows seamless streaming from the Node to your mobile phone, tablet or notebook
  • Lets you turn a 2.5", 9.5mm hard drive or solid state drive into a portable wireless storage solution for your portable devices
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.4 x 1 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008KW61XK
  • Item model number: PCGTW25S
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 13, 2012

Product Description

The Gauntlet Node will allow you to break free from the storage limitation of devices like tablets and smart phones. A complete DIY solution to turn any 2.5” HDD or SSD into wireless storage, The Gauntlet Node creates the perfect personal storage option for today’s most popular tablets and mobile devices. The Gauntlet Nodes can be fitted with up to a 2 TB HDD or is a great way to reuse drives displaced by notebook upgrades. With the ability to connect up to 8 devices simultaneously and launching with App support for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire; the Gauntlet Node provides the most accessible wireless storage solution for streaming content like videos, music, and pictures. Powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery, the Gauntlet Node is capable of streaming up to 5.5 hours continuously, providing the ultimate solution for on-the-go productivity or entertainment. Backed by Patriot Memory’s award winning customer service, the Gauntlet Node carries a 2-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Gauntlet Node

Gauntlet Node

The Gauntlet Node is the ultimate wireless storage solution to allow users to break free from the hardware limitations of today’s most popular mobile devices. Compatible with Android and iOS, the Gauntlet Node offer connectivity for up to 8 mobile devices using Gauntlet Connect, free to download on Google Play, Amazon App Store, and iTunes.

Gauntlet Node

Superior Flexibility

The Gauntlet Node provides the ultimate do-it-yourself platform to choose your storage option. Go big with a large HDD, up to 2TB, or use a spare HDD/SSD that’s been displaced by an upgrade or new system build. Whatever the choice, the Gauntlet Node will have you covered, even for future upgrades.

Share, Share, Share

The Gauntlet Node is the ultimate solution for sharing files. Connect up to 8 devices and share video, music, and pictures with friends and family. For unmatched productivity on the go, use the Gauntlet Node to share data files and presentations with work groups.

Key Features

  • Turn any 2.5inch HDD/SSD into wireless storage for videos, music, pictures and documents
  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY) external enclosure with Wifi and USB 3.0 interface
  • Stream videos and music to multiple devices like mobile phones and tablets simultaneously
  • Available iOS and Android App allows seamless streaming from the Node to your mobile phone, tablet, or notebook
  • Future upgradeability

Customer Reviews

Very well built.
Gadgeteer
Great for road trips with Ipads or Android Tablets or phones to watch movies or listen to music for days.
Brandon Robertson
There's no mention of that on website.
Gadget Freak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By A. Ibrado on October 10, 2012
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This enclosure worked well enough for me once I got over the following:

1. If the drive doesn't fit (enclosure can't be closed properly) when the rubber "wheels" are attached, it may be upside down ;-) despite what the drive connector cable seems to indicate. Just gently twist the cable to the proper orientation.

2. A newly-released HDD/SSD (e.g. OCZ Vertex 4 256GB) may not be recognized by the default system software, even though your computer sees it via USB. You will need to temporarily attach a separate, older SATA drive in order to update the firmware.

3. You need to use the iOS/Android app in order to see if the attached drive was recognized.

4. I still see buffering with some 720p and 1080p content over WiFi, which of course doesn't happen if the enclosure is directly connected via USB to the player. I only get around 2MB/s max streaming over WiFi -- I'm not sure if tweaking the WiFi config will help.

UPDATE 10/11/12: Am taking off 1 star because the AP Client Mode does not have the option to autoconnect to known Access Points, or even just remember passwords. Hopefully a future firmware update will address this.

UPDATE 12/26/12: There doesn't seem to be any way to charge it and use it as a WiFi drive at the same time.

UPDATE 12/28/12: You can charge and use it as a WiFi drive after all, as long as you use the wall charger or a high-amp USB port, not a standard computer port.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By beestee on August 24, 2012
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...then you probably already know what I have to say.

This is the most versatile, technolgically advanced option if you are looking for a WiFi accessible HDD or SSD.

There is one important thing to consider for those mulling this purchase over, and that is the cost is really only justifiable at it's current level IF you already have a spare 2.5" drive lying around to put into it, and like me, you are looking to the future for the bigger SSD options to drop in price.

The android app interface is fine, nothing earth-shattering, but simple and usable. I have no issues with it. I have shared many files with my friends already. They are amazed that they can simply download the guantlet connect app to their phone and get access to my files by simply connecting to it over WiFi. I have streamed video files from it without issue to my Nexus 7, which is the main purpose that I wanted to fill with this device.

Nice size, nice build quality minus some light leak issues but nothing that I would take a star away for, and overall the perfect fit for what I wanted.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Vadym on December 8, 2012
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You can store data from disk to your gadgets and opposite.
I would like to have better manual, If I had I wouldn't waste extra 30 minutes.
1. The disk inside this device should be formatted and readable via usb. It does not directly relate to this device, so I do not describe the procedure.
2. Turn on the device (usb disconnected); on the box you will see wifi blue light. You should see in your "Wireless network connections" on your PC/laptop xp-windos 7 (what I have) GaunletNode active network connection.
3. So Connect to. No password.
4. on web-browser type [...] and you will see the setting page.
5. YOu will see Status (who is connected), Setup (ignore), Network (ignore, but remember usernam/password - admin/admin do not change it - it means nothing; Security:
Security: chose WEPAUTO, write down in some editor (notepad or word) any 13 digits and copy-past it into "wep key 1". Use ASCII. Rest ignore. Save your editor and '"Apply" your Security Setting.
6. Open your Windows Explorer (sorry do not use Mac) type in browser \\10.10.10.254 - pay attention to the slashes direction
7. You know user/password: admin/admin. YOu will see the disk in your Network in your Windows browser.
8. From GoglePlay and Itunes search for app Gauntlet and install.
9. From your iPhone/Android connect to GaunletNode WIFI - 13 digit password you know.
10. On your gadget you see 2 tubs: WIFI and local. On WIFI you will see your external disk, on local you will see nothing until you store there some data from your external disk.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 10, 2013
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Before I move on to another computer, I always remove all of the useful parts of my old one. Instead of trying to find a buyer on Craigslist or Ebay for an old hard-drive, I found that this enclosure easily turned my extra drive into a wireless server that streams music and videos to all of my devices at the same time. I especially like how it allows me to connect to the internet through it. I am not just relegated to connecting to an extra hard-drive. Buy one if you have something to put in it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ap0gee on March 12, 2013
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A device is full of flaws. Very poor product. Not worth the money, do not buy.

The Gauntlet Node is not real NAS. It doesn't support joining existing wireless network. You have to connect to the wireless network created by the device to be able to access the storage. Also, if you want to be able to use internet, you would have to connect the device to a wireless network, and this part of plagued by problems and security vulnerabilities.

- The firmware with which the device ships doesn't support connection to other wireless network. You'll be unable to use internet until you upgrade to firmware v.1.2.4.5 or higher;

- Currently, there is no support for non-broadcast SSID. You cannot connect to a network not broadcasting SSID and you cannot make the Node's network invisible, so you will have to support two visible wireless networks instead of one invisible one;

- Currently, there is no support for mixed WPA/WPA2;

- Pass-through internet loses a LOT of bandwidth. With direct connection to a 802.11g router, I get 6Mbps down. When I connect through the Node ( 802.11n ), I get only 3Mbps;

- If you use access lists, be prepared for another problem. The Node has two network interfaces (one connecting to your computer and the other one - to the WAN link), but the MAC for the second interface is NOT LISTED ANYWHERE, so you will have to find it out by either disabling your existing access list or by connecting to a different device/interface without access list, then write down the MAC address and put it into your access list.
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