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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STBF500101 Black
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- Carry your media library with you and wirelessly stream to your iPad
- Syncs the media and documents on your PC or Mac, so that you can take your library with you on-the-go
- Stream 3 different movies over Wi-Fi simultaneously to 3 iPads
- Never worry about running out of storage capacity on your iPad or forgetting a file at home
- Stream up to 5 hours of video on a single charge
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From the Manufacturer
GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage allows you to carry your media library with you while on-the-go and wirelessly stream movies, photos, music and documents to your iPad, tablet or smartphone. The GoFlex Satellite device includes a fast USB 3.0/USB 2.0 connection and downloadable Media Sync software to easily transfer media and documents from your PC or Mac computer. The GoFlex Satellite device can store over 300 HD movies, so you'll never have to worry about running out of space on your iPad or tablet.
Easy Mobile Wireless Storage
Take your media library with you. Stream it to your iPad. GoFlex Satellite allows you to take more than 300 HD movies on-the-go, and stream media over Wi-Fi to 3 iPads at the same time. You can also automatically sync media and documents from your PC or Mac computer. Satellite also enables you to stream media and connect to a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot to surf the Internet.
Your Entire Media Library, Now Mobile
The GoFlex Satellite device goes wherever your iPad goes and lets you wirelessly access all your movies, photos, music and documents. No more worrying about running out of space on your iPad. Satellite offers 500GB of storage capacity, with up to 7 hours battery life and up to 25 hours standby time.
Stream HD to Three iPads Simultaneously
Three different HD movies, three different iPads, all at the same time. Everyone in the family can wirelessly access the hundreds of movies you load on your GoFlex Satellite storage. Stream to almost any Wi-Fi enabled device using a web browser or the free app optimized for iPad. Up to 8 users can connect to the GoFlex Satellite to access photos, music, or documents.
Reliable Wireless Streaming with Tablets and Smartphones Too
With a GoFlex Satellite device in your backpack you can stream all of your HD movies to your iPad--without tangled cords or cables. A GoFlex Satellite device streaming wirelessly by your side means you can multi-task to your own beat. While you stream your favorite tunes or ebook, stay on top of email or surf your favorite sites. 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity delivers reliable skip-free streaming, with a wireless range of more than 30 feet.
Stream to almost any device that has Wi-Fi connectivity and a web browser--including laptops, Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPod Touch and more.
Simple 1-2-3 Setup with Flexibility Built In
Simply plug the GoFlex Satellite device into your PC or Mac computer and load your media. Next, charge it with the included portable wall charger or car charger. Now you're ready to start wirelessly streaming media to your iPad for up to 7 hours of continuous play.
The GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device is part of the Seagate GoFlex Storage System. This innovative system makes it incredibly easy to upgrade or change the interface on your GoFlex Satellite device, so you can always get optimal transfer speeds when loading and syncing your media. Satellite includes USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data transfers (fully compatible with USB 2.0). Other available interfaces include FireWire 800 and powered eSATA using compatible cables (sold separately).
What's in the Box?
GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device, USB 3.0 USM adapter with detachable USB 3.0 cable, compact wall adapter with retractable pins, compact car charger, USB to DC cable, quick start guide, warranty.
Seagate Satellite GoFlex Mobile Wireless External Hard Drive Specifications
|How Much Will it Store?|
|Digital Music (Hours)||8,330|
| Digital Photos (Files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|Digital Videos (Hours)||500|
| DVD Quality (Movies) |
Based on standard 2 hour movie
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
|1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.|
Top Customer Reviews
I received this a few days ago from the Vine Voice program. It was advertised as a storage device for media that can be streamed wirelessly to your iPad. As someone who likes to watch video on my iPad 2, I thought that was pretty cool, so I went for it. Before it arrived I checked out the product page to read more about it and saw all the rather horrid one- and two-star reviews, and my heart sank.
Well, now that I've had it for a few days, have set it up and used it, I can report that it works beautifully for exactly the purpose it advertised itself for. After reading so many negative reviews, I am baffled at what some of the posters though this device was designed to do. As a device for storing gigabyte-hogging TV programs and movies and the watching them on your iPad, I think it's terrific? Now for the particulars.
I took it out of the box, read the instructions, and decided to first fully charge the device. Meanwhile, I downloaded a TV series that I've been wanting for a while but which I knew I wouldn't have enough room on the iPad for. The download from ITunes of all 13 episodes of The Killing in HD to my MacBook Pro literally took all night. When I got home from work the next evening, I went about setting up the GoFlex on the MacBook.Read more ›
The first disappointment came when I found out the drive was ( and has to remain in ) Windows NT format requiring the installation of a special driver on my Mac to run. Not a big catching point, but as I had an older (G5 running 10.4) laptop as a media server made it unusable on my current setup. Not a deal breaker. I even kind of expected it not to run as it is an outdated computer and system. Just the reason why kinda threw me.
So to my main computer I hooked up the drive storing all my media, and my new GoFlex Satellite. What followed was a consistent string of disappointments created by this 'product'. Running a Mac means I had to install a special driver that would enable "write" permissions on NTFS (windows NT) drives. Luckily the software is on the drive when you plug it in. Separate from that is a piece of software you have to download from seagate's site that allows you to sync files over to the drive. At least that's what you are instructed to do. So with the second piece of software installed I begin the arduous task of syncing my music library over.
I'm a bit of an audiophile it's well over 300 gigs of just music so I knew it was going to take a while. But here we come to the first of many needless impediments in the system. I opted out of straight up syncing as there are some files I didn't want. And instead pointed the software to the folder containing my music on my external.Read more ›
- Stutters when playing a single M4V stream, re-encoded with Handbrake at at data rate of just 1000 kbps (lower than the "standard" of 1500).
- UI is barely usable
- Subtitles are not an option when using the iOs app (but are ok when using the browser UI)
- Horrible UI - doesn't even try reading ID3 tags and displaying a music collection by artist, album, etc. It's just a list of all songs in alphabetical order. Seriously.
- Again, horrible UI. Every graphic file on the drive (including album artwork) is treated like a photo. Folder view at least uses your own collections/groupings, but astonishingly there is no slide show mode - it's one image at a time, hitting the 'Done' button to return to the file list and select another image.
I know Seagate has worked with PogoPlug in the past. I found myself wishing they'd used the PogoPlug software this time (it's not perfect, but it doesn't suck this bad).
Understand, others who have experienced bad results from this unit are probably running the original Seagate software that came with the unit. Save yourself the headache and unhappiness. Upgrade to hackseagatesatellite software and utilize the unit as it was meant to be enjoyed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't get it to work with my devices nor login or access anything that has to do with the devicePublished 4 months ago by rusty perricone
great storage item , prefect for backing up your computer. wireless works great too. makes it easy to transfer your info.Published 5 months ago by Brian Chow
I have had one of these for several years and have recently purchased another one. I use this all the time when I am deployed to stream to my Kindle. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark
When looking at the reviews I was surprised to find so many under rated reviews. I think the performance for what it intended to do is great!Published 7 months ago by Up Beat
Had a GoFlex fail around 100 GB (500 GB capacity), could not write anything beyond 100 GB even after reformatting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Svetlana
After 2 years of very light usage, the wireless part simply died. I could use the drive in direct USB connection, as a regular USB drive, but the wireless part just didn't... Read morePublished 9 months ago by SV_huMMer