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Patriot Gauntlet Node Wireless Hard-drive Enclosure (PCGTW25S)

by Patriot
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List Price: $94.99
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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: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very well built.
You have to connect to the wireless network created by the device to be able to access the storage.
There's no mention of that on website.
Gadget Freak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 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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26 of 28 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 13 people found the following review helpful By Darren Boyle on November 6, 2012
First and foremost ! Update the firmware before testing this device. If I were to rate the product based off the firmware that it had on it upon delivery, I would have given it a horrible rating. Thankfully I can read and understood that with devices like this that you are inserting another piece of hardware that was released at a later time, some compatibility issues could arise unless you update software.

Off the bat, my iPad and Galaxy S3 did not read any files from the drive and my iPad had wifi connection issues.
I borrowed a drive from work (the one I originally used was a fairly new SSD so it didn't really surprise me that an extremely old firmware version didn't work with it), downloaded the latest firmware from Patriots site and went through the upgrade process. I could then connect and stay connected without any issues as well as read all the files on my SSD.
Play back is quick and the Music Player's playlist is good enough. I primarily use this for Streaming movies to my iPad and Galaxy S3 and since the firmware upgrade this thing has been SOLID !
I highly recommend this item and have already gotten a couple friends to purchase one for themselves.
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7 of 8 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 \\ - 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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