New mobile wireless storage device launchedBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines — Why stop at a thousand songs in your pocket when you can put the entire multimedia library of your computer in your pocket?
Seagate, worldwide leader in computer storage devices, has revealed on Thursday its newest storage device, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite. The unveiling was led by BanSeng Teh, senior vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific and Japan region.
Teh unveiled the GoFlex Satellite as a mobile wireless storage device that can store up to 500GB of data and share it through Wi-Fi to up to three mobile devices such as laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones.
500GB is equivalent to about 300 high-definition movies at 1.5GB each, 50,000 music files at 10MB each, or 100,000 photos at 5MB each.
“With GoFlex Satellite, people will be able to carry their entire media library with them without the need for wires or the web,” Teh said.
It is compatible with major operating systems on many mobile devices. For example, a laptop using Microsoft Windows, a smart phone using Google Android and an iPad would all be able to stream and watch three different movies stored in the GoFlex Satellite simultaneously.
Your media library in your computer at home can be synchronized with the GoFlex Satellite so that you can access them anytime from your mobile device. The GoFlex Satellite can also synchronize with multiple media libraries of different computers, including Mac and Windows, and store more content that can be shared.
GoFlex Satellite does not require any setup and can readily be accessed after being taken out of the box. Once switched on, it can easily be searched among the WiFi networks. Simply connect to it and the stored media content can be browsed and played.
The GoFlex Satellite has a battery that can last up to 25 hours when on standby, and up to 5 hours when continuously streaming videos. It comes equipped with high-speed USB 3.0 cable, as well as USB 2.0, for synchronizing with computers. It also comes with compact wall charger and car charger.
Also present at the unveiling was Paolo Dy, a film director and cinematographer, who had the privilege of testing the GoFlex Satellite for two months prior to the launch.
He said that it has been a great help in his professional work because he often needed to move large amounts of media files from various devices. Using GoFlex Satellite, he would freely access any of his media files stored in it from any of his devices. He would also share the files to others who are working with him easily.
Teh said that the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage will become greatly significant as more and more people use mobile computer devices. He cited data from Gartner showing that by 2015, two-thirds of computer devices will be smart phones and tablet PCs.
Since these mobile devices offer only very limited storage space, 27.1 GB to 41.5 GB on the average, Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device will be of great value to users.
GoFlex Satellite is now available for a suggested retail price of P9,888.
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