NEW DELHI, October 24, 2011: Storage leader has brought to India the GoFlex Satellite, the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device .
With 500GB and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/ g/n and a rechargeable battery, this latest GoFlex product allowsd one to carry an entire library of video, music, pictures and documents: Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media app—available now on iTunes, the Apple App Store and Android Market—or a web browser.
“With the growth of the tablet and iPad markets and the larger volumes of high-quality media now being consumed, there is a clear need for access to content that is not plagued with the challenges of streamed video over the Internet,” said Rajesh Khurana, Country Manager India and SAARC, Seagate Technology. “The unfortunate fact is that these popular new mobile devices are hampered by their limited storage capacity while one of their primary functions is that of media consumption.With the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage, we wished to create an elegant solution that provides real value to the multitude of tablet users out there by delivering a seamless connection to local storage. Now, People will be able to carry their entire media library with them without the need for wires or the web at a fraction of the cost of adding 3G or purchasing or a higher capacity tablet.”
With a stand-by battery life of up to 25 hours, the GoFlex Saztellite delivers up to five hours of continuously streaming video. To help with extending battery life, the free GoFlex Media App provides a progressive download feature, which temporarily loads the video on to the Android device it is being streamed to, allowing the drive to go into stand-by mode.GoFlex Satellite mobile storage wirelessly serves up media content as a local attached storage for up to three devices at the same time.
Available for Apple iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and any Android devices; the GoFlex Media app provides a seamless way to connect the mobile wireless storage to your mobile devices. Those that currently use an Android smartphone or tablet can access content on a GoFlex Satellite device through its web browser.
The Media Sync software, also included free with purchase, makes grabbing media from a Windows PC or Mac OS X computer a breeze. Wherever the files are stored, whether that is a file structure of your own creation or in an iTunes library, the Media Sync software will load all of your desired music, videos, photos and documents on to the GoFlex Satellite drive. Media Sync is easily configured to only place files on the drive that are compatible with your iOS or Android device. Even music and videos purchased through iTunes can be loaded to the GoFlex Satellite drive and will play on all authorized devices.
For rapid loading of media content, the wireless mobile storage comes equipped with the superfast USB 3.0 cable to get files from your computer to the GoFlex Satellite drive. The USB 3.0 cable will also continue to work with USB 2.0 ports and is easily removed for portability. In addition to the USB 3.0 cable, the GoFlex Satellite drive comes complete with a car charger and a compact wall charger.
GoFlex Satellite is now available in India at Rs 11,500 (plus local taxes).