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Seagate GoFlex Satellite reportedly getting firmware update on March 19th

Still rockin’ one of those (cargo) pocket-sized GoFlex streaming drives we showed you a while back? Marvelous. According to Gear Diary, Seagate’s given the site intel saying it’s getting ready to roll out a Satellite firmware refresh on the 19th of this month. Allegedly, the update will boost the limit on the number of devices that can be connected simultaneously, making the jump from three to eight, as well as promising to double your battery life in the process. The company says the updated firmware will come gratis to all “original devices” (hear that Androids?), while all new GoFlex drives are expected to ship with it on board. And now, you know.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite reportedly getting firmware update on March 19th originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 07:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seagate’s GoFlex Turbo portable hard drive touts USB 3.0, built-in SafetyNet

Another week, another external HDD from the folks at Seagate. This go ’round, it’s the GoFlex Turbo taking the stage, positioned somewhere between the GoFlex Slim and Satellite in terms of depth. It’s the outfit’s first drive to ship with two free years of SafetyNet, which nets you a single data recovery attempt should something go haywire during the honeymoon period. Tucked within, you’ll find a 500GB / 750GB drive (7200RPM), a USB 3.0 port and support for eSATA / FireWire 800 connectors via an optional interface adapter. Per usual, it’ll hum along just fine on both Windows and OS X, and can be snapped up today at Best Buy for $ 119.99 / $ 139.99, respectively. Full release is after the break, and if you’re curious, we managed to see consistent USB 2.0 rates of 30MBps to 40MBps (read / write) during our brief time with it.

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Seagate’s GoFlex Turbo portable hard drive touts USB 3.0, built-in SafetyNet originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Segate Cuts the Cord! Launches GoFlex Satellite Wireless Storage for iPad and iPhone

Seagate today unleashed a new weapon in its product line – GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage. It is the first battery-powered wireless external hard drive for iPad, iPhone 4 or any Wi-Fi-toting device that allows you to carry an extra 500GB of storage. With it, your 32GB iPhone 4 will gain almost 15 times and 64GB iPad […]

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Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite portable hard drive streams content over WiFi (review)

Seagate just took the wraps off what’s likely the niftiest portable HDD to cross our path in a long, long while. The GoFlex Satellite is part storage device, part wireless media streamer, and it manages to wear both hats with little compromise on either end. For all intents and purposes, this is a standard 500GB GoFlex HDD with a bit of extra girth, an AC input, an 802.11b/g/n WiFi module and a built-in web server. The reason for those extras? A simple depression of the on / off button starts the streamer up, and it’s ready for a connection in around 30 to 40 seconds. Our unit shipped with a GoFlex USB 3.0 adapter and a car charger, with the latter enabling users to entertain their children on long road trips — a nice addition, we have to say.

Installation is a cinch; just fire up a media sync application that resides on the drive (for OS X users, anyway), and you’re ready to drag and drop files as if it’s any ‘ole HDD. No media management software or anything of the sort, thankfully. The purpose of having your media onboard is to stream videos, photos, documents and music to your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or any other tablet, phone or laptop with WiFi. You heard right — while there’s only a dedicated app for the iOS family, any WiFi-enabled device with a web browser can tap into this. Care to hear our take on this $ 200 do-it-all hard drive? Have a look at our review video just after the break.

Gallery: Seagate GoFlex Satellite streaming hard drive hands-on

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Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite portable hard drive streams content over WiFi (review) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 May 2011 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FCC reveals Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a WiFi-capable battery-powered external hard drive

For a purportedly doomed manufacturer of magnetic storage, Seagate sure is spinning some interesting ideas these days — last year, we got modular, upgradable cables, and now the company’s testing external hard drives that don’t need pesky wires to function. According to filings, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite not only plays the network-attached-storage card with built-in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, it’s also got a 3.7V battery inside its case… making the product’s name somewhat apt, don’t you think? According to a leaked description, Seagate’s also planning a companion iOS app called “GoFlex Media” to let your iDevices stream content directly from the device. Mind you, none of that means you won’t be able to dock with your Satellite the old-fashioned way — FCC docs also mention a USB 3.0 cable that delivers data and power simultaneously.

FCC reveals Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a WiFi-capable battery-powered external hard drive originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 May 2011 13:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hands-On With The Seagate GoFlex Slim Hard Drive

You can’t really tell how slim the Seagate GoFlex Slim drive really is until you see it next something like a paperback book or another drive. This wee drive is .354 inches (9mm) thick and about four inches long – about the size of a larger cellphone – and it includes a removable port adapter for USB 2.0/3.0 compatibility and an internal 320GB hard drive running at 7200RPM.

Read/write times were fairly speedy on this one – 25 MB/s write and 30 MB/s read using a simple command-line test in USB 2.0 mode – and this takes into consideration that you need to use Paragon’s NTFS add-on to use the drive in Mac/PC mode (you can easily format the drive into any native format but you risk losing the included backup software (which you probably don’t want to use anyway)).

The drive costs a mere $ 99 and could be a handy and useful replacement for any number of thumbdrives that litter your bag or briefcase. At less than 30 cents per gigabtye – and as slim as this thing really is – it’s an excellent replacement for small albiet lower-density flash media. Check out a few more pictures below but generally it’s an interesting aesthetic and space-saving move for Seagate.

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Seagate to ship pencil-thin $99 GoFlex Slim hard drive on August 5th

Remember that 9mm 2.5-inch GoFlex external HDD that Seagate teased us with back at CES? You’re looking at it. The company has just gone official with the newly christened GoFlex Slim, a performance-oriented, multifaceted drive that’s slimmer than your mother’s last smartphone. The final product will boast USB 3.0 support, a 7200RPM drive (ours was 320GB), a three-year warranty and a price tag that’s still being determined. By the numbers, you’re looking at a pocketable drive weighing 0.356 pounds and measuring 4.91- x 3.07- x 0.354-inches, but due to the GoFlex attachment on the bottom, you’ll need the special SuperSpeed USB cable that Seagate includes in order to make contact. In our testing, it managed to transfer files at upwards of 40MB/sec when attached to a USB 3.0 system, which ain’t half bad for a drive that’s powered via USB and slimmer than a pencil. It’ll hit US retailers on August 5th, and at just $ 99, you know you’ll be picking up two just for kicks and giggles.

Gallery: Seagate GoFlex Slim portable hard drive hands-on

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Seagate to ship pencil-thin $ 99 GoFlex Slim hard drive on August 5th originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 05 Apr 2011 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seagate issues industry’s first 1.5TB external 2.5-inch HDD: FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0

Look out, world — Seagate’s got a new portable hard drive comin’ your way, and it’s as capacious as ever. If you’ll recall, Western Digital broke the 1TB mark in the diminutive 2.5-inch drive sector back in July of last year, and now we’re seeing a 50 percent boost with the 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex ultra-portable drive. The company’s claims that this is a first of its kind, and we certainly aren’t in the mood to argue. It’s designed to play nice with both Macs and PCs (it’s formatted as NTFS), and better still, it’s all set up to take advantage of that shiny new USB 3.0 port on your shiny new laptop. As with the other GoFlex gear, this one also has a removable dongle on the bottom for docking (with an optional GoFlex Net or GoFlex TV HD, naturally), and as with some of the company’s past drives, you’ll also find an assortment of 20 Paramount Pictures movies that can be unlocked via license key online. She’s available in every color you could imagine so long as it’s black, and it can be yours for the tidy sum of $ 249.99.

Gallery: Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex USB 3.0 external hard drive

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Seagate issues industry’s first 1.5TB external 2.5-inch HDD: FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seagate’s 3TB GoFlex Desk hard drive reviewed: hot, in more ways than one

Just under two months ago, Seagate pushed the capacity envelope once more by introducing a $250 3TB hard drive meant to be used by archivists the world over. It all sounds peachy on paper, but AnandTech managed to uncover a dirty little secret about the drive that serious power users should know about. For starters, the crew cracked open the case to find a 3.5-inch, five platter Barracuda XT — that’s a drive that Seagate doesn’t intend to sell for internal use until the end of the year, but it’s available now if you’re willing to spring for its enclosure. Reviewers actually fell for the overall design, but they noticed right away just how little ventilation options there were. Needless to say, that point came back to bite the drive once data had been transferring over for a few hours, as temperatures soared beyond the 140 degree Fahrenheit mark and transfer rates plummeted. Seagate affirmed that those high temperatures were within spec, but critics felt that running it as such for extended periods may harm the longevity; it’s obviously a gamble you’ll be taking if you need this much space within a single drive, but we’d recommend hitting that source link before making a decision that could burn you down the road.

Seagate’s 3TB GoFlex Desk hard drive reviewed: hot, in more ways than one originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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[popular now] Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

The GoFlex ultra-portable drive makes it easy to store, automatically and continuous backup and encrypt
all your files with its preloaded software and plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity. But this is no ordinary
external drive. As the core of the GoFlex Storage System, the GoFlex ultra-portable drive is the world’s most
upgradeable external drive allowing it to deliver a truly customizable experience.

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