- RAM: 32768 MB
- Hard Drive: 32 GB
Kingston Digital Wi-Drive 32 GB USB 2.0 Pocket-Sized Portable Storage with US AC Adapter (WID/32GB-A)
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- Wi-Fi enabled and Flash-based storage ensures against accidental data loss from drops, bumps and knocks so you can take your favorite media with you
- Wi-Drive adds up to 32GB of storage space for more of your favorite music, photos, videos, PDFs and more
- Wi-Drive lets you share your favorite media with three users simultaneously without any hassles
- Multiplatform wireless streaming so you can use any combination of mobile devices, whether iOS or Android-based mobile devices
- A great companion for Windows users on iPads, as it removes the frustration of using auto sync to view content
- Cable - miniUSB to USB cable included. User can upload files and content from their PC/Mac to the Wi-Drive using the USB cable
- Rechargeable Battery - up to four hours of continuous use
- Wireless Network Interface - Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA/WEP)
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Now that we got basic information out of the way, let's take a closer look at the Kingston's Wi-Drive. The first thing I want to talk about is the design of the Wi-Drive. It is made of sturdy plastic, and is roughly the same size as an iPhone 4S. By keeping the Wi-Drive small and lightweight, Kingston have really geared this towards portable media sharing - it's slim enough to be put easily into a pocket or laptop bag.Using the drive (physically speaking) is beyond simple - there is one button on the right side to power on and off, and a USB-mini port for charging and data transfer. The Wi-Drive has an LED indicator built into the power button to indicate power (green), and will also turn orange when the battery is low. On the front of the device are two blue LEDs to let you know when the device is connected and the Wi-Fi network is being emitted. Battery life is good, sitting at around 3 hours with constant use, however I wouldn't mind seeing that number brought up a but even if it meant bulking the Wi-Drive a little.
The installation for the Wi-Drive can be separated into two parts: desktop use and device use. For the desktop, it's an easy process: just plug in via USB and access via your file manager.Read more ›
I would recommend this drive to anyone.
After that you can add files to your drive (it will show up as WI-DRIVE on a Windows computer). I added some mp3 songs and that worked fine. I added some jgp's and they worked fine. The first video file I tried to add was a 10GB mkv and I got the message the file was too large. Then I tried some avi files and they wouldn't work either. Then I looked at file formats and found that the drive doesn't support those two files - mkv or avi. So, I found some mp4's and those worked. According to their web site here are the files supported:
Audio: MP3, WAV
Video5: m4V, mp4 (H. 264 video codec)
Image: jpg, tif
Then I needed to download the free program from the App Store called "Kingston Wi-Drive". However, I got a message that I had to first upgrade my ios on my ipod touch (you need IOS 4.2 or later); that took the longest of anything. Don't make the mistake I did the first time and search for Kingston "Wii"-Drive in the app store cuz it won't come up; lol. It works on Apple products and also androids. I also have a Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD so I downloaded the program from the Amazon store for both those Kindles.
Now comes the tricky little part. Turn on the Wi-Drive and wait for the two blue lights and for the bottom wireless light to flash. Then go to Settings on your Apple or Kindle device and hopefully Wi-Drive will show up; you need to click on that to connect. Once connected go to the Kingston Wi-Drive app on your device and open it; it should show the drive and the ip address.Read more ›
The Wi-Drive comes in a variety of options, and the option you buy is the option you get. The Airstash has an SD card slot, so you can go from 2GB up to 128GB with a new SD card purchase. The Goflex is 500GB (or 1TB in the new Plus), so expansion is not an issue.
The Wi-Drive has MiniUSB, and comes with an AC charger and cable. The GoFlex connects over USB 3.0 and the AirStash has a USB plug built in - you just plug it right into an open port. Despite its large size, the GoFlex has the best connectivity options.
This is where things get tricky - all three devices offer Web based connections, the AirStash is the most limited as it requires WebDAV software, which is not very well developed on Android. GoFlex has a decent sync app. The Wi-Drive has iOS and Android apps, and very easy to access files.
The Wi-Drive has some issues with various file formats, in some cases you may need to rename a video file. It also requires you to format in Fat32, but that Windows users won't run into any problems there. The only issue there is file size as FAT32 has some limitations, but to be honest, for mobile playback, you shouldn't be playing massive 6GB files anyway.
I have all three, and the Wi-Drive seems to be the winner here too. The Airstash has a tiny battery and the Goflex suffers the most because of its spinning platters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very useful on trips and in the car for my son; no more are we there yetPublished 3 months ago by Eric E. Hearn
Love my wi-drive for all my on the go necessities. I can store any and all types of data. From book,movies,music, and documents. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Danny P.
never figured it out, bought it to extend the memory of my kindle, no luck.
AND I have worked in electronics for 43 years, if i cant figure it out,.. good luck