GoFlex Satellite™ Mobile Wireless Storage

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rm2092, Dec 24, 2011.

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    rm2092

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    ofiaich

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    Hi!

    I have one and use it with my iPad, iPod Touch and S-E Arc mobile.

    The app could be better but it does the job quite well.

    One issue, my iPad is WiFi onlyand, of course, the iPod Touch is. So when I connect the GoFlex Satellite to my iPad, Touch, or Arc, I cannot use the WiFi for any other connection.

    Maybe app updates will allow this in the future??

    Ofiaich ;)
     
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    HengenJL

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    I've had one for a while and really enjoy it. Allows me to take me entire iTunes library with me when I go out of town, unfortunately I forgot it this trip. Fast transfer speeds, especially over USB 3.0 I'd definitely recommend picking one up if your concerned about having you entire library with you.
     
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    rgarjr

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    OP, it probably will work out nice for u since it works great inside a car. Only con is u can't multitask and surf the net while connected to it
     
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    have had one for quite awhile now...
    use it on multiple business trips, family trips, etc
    dont use the goflex app at all anymore, i use "oplayer" it can stream flv, mpeg, and mkv (some) without having to convert video (makes it much more user friendly in my book)

    wish they would come out with a 1gb or higher though without having to break into it replace the drive and OS
     
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    Give us a chance to respond, I only unwrapped my present a few hours ago! :)

    Do you have any specific questions?

    It has a "minidlna" upnp/DLNA server, so any apps that understand that will be able to read the HD's contents.

    It comes into its own in situations you describe, ie., low capacity i' devices, so streaming apps rather than "download to" are particularly useful.

    Its HD doesn't care what files you store on it, but reasonably enough, the Seagate app only supports Apple media formats, eg., H264 for movies.

    I've had good results with "AirAV", a nice app capable of playing several disparate formats.

    You can also use the hd to store doc's, pdf's, etc.. Several apps now implement the very useful "Open in" feature.

    Personally, if I'm going to sit down & enjoy a good film, I don't feel the need to stop the movie & check for email :rolleyes:

    Does that help you?
     

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