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Seagate Chasing iPad Users with GoFlex Satellite

Today, Seagate announced the new GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage device. This device is specifically designed for iPad users who want more space to store media. It is quite an innovative product and quick intriguing. What is it and why it is so innovative?

The GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage System is a 500GB hard drive that also creates an 802.11n Wi-Fi network and has a rechargeable battery that is said to last up to 5 hours. A user loads media by means of USB 3.0/2.0 from your Mac or PC similar to a regular hard drive. After the media is synced to the GoFlex Satellite, you can access it from your iPad or iPhone with Seagate’s GoFlex Media app.

Although the video Seagate released only shows the iPad and other marketing materials also emphasize the iPad, the system requirements state that it is compatible with “iPad, smartphone, tablet or computer with a web browser and Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)” for viewing the media stored on the device.

The specs say that you can stream media over Wi-Fi to three iPads at once. This might be a good solution for families needing more storage.

Forking over money for a 64GB iPad can seem daunting particularly when more than one is purchased for a family. I have owned a 64GB iPad and it really does not hold as much HD video content as you would think. The GoFlex Satellite might just solve this problem. Being able to carry 500GB of video content sure would be nice for long trips or being able to have a nice selection of options to watch.

The GoFlex Satellite 500GB will be available in July for $199.99 and is currently available for pre-order from The full press release is available from Seagate’s web site. Seagate also has a product page up as well.