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Half a Terabyte of portable storage comes to mobiles

Popular hard drive manufacturer Seagate has launched the first portable hard drive with a self-contained power source and WIF capabilities - in the GoFlex Satellite; for use with Apple and Android devices.

Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite is a WIFI enabled hard drive that can offer up connections to three different devices at once, in much the same way as a mobile phone Wireless hotspot or MIFI product – only with the sole ability to provide access to a large amount of files, whilst away from a power source.

The portable drive has 500GB of storage and a five-hour battery life when in continuous use or 25 hours standby, along with the ability to store 300 HD movies and stream seamless to mobile devices such as an Apple iPad or Android tablet computer.

Access to the media or files on the GoFlex Satellite can be from a web browser currently, or from the free GoFlex Media app available from the Apple iTunes App Store.

Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite external hard drive with a USB 3.0 port will be available next month in the USA for $199.99, where it’s due to hit the UK in August with a yet-to-be-released price and an Android app on its way for the summertime.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.