Seagate introduces a wireless 500GB cloud-based storage solution for smartphones and tablets

Seagate introduces a wireless 500GB cloud-based storage solution for smartphones and tablets
On the cusp of CES 2015, Seagate has its head in the clouds. The company will display at CES, a trio of hard-disk drives that offer cloud-based storage options. One model, the Seagate Seven, will be the thinnest 500GB portable drive available when launched at the end of the month. Another model, the Seagate Personal Cloud, starts at $170 and offers 3TB, 4TB or 5TB storage options for your home. But the model that we are most interested in is the Seagate Wireless.
 
Unlike the metal casing on the Seven, a plastic casing houses the Seagate Wireless. Available in five colors (lime green, cool blue, slate gray, fire-engine red, and white), and sporting 500GB in cloud based storage, this is the model for smartphone and tablet users who need more memory. With the Seagate Wireless, you can stream hundreds of movies and thousands of pictures over your mobile device. And the Wireless also comes with its own Wi-Fi signal, so no internet connection is necessary. The battery will give you 6 hours of power before you need to recharge it. The Seagate Wireless will be available for $130 from Seagate, starting at the end of this month.

The Seagate Wireless will also allow you to share your media content with up to three mobile devices at the same time. It sounds like a useful tool for those who have loaded up their device to the max, with content.



source: Seagate (1), (2) via SlashGear

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8 Comments

1. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

i need this :3

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sounds awesome except for the Seagate part. I'be had far too many issues with their hard drives. Western Digital is the way to go.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Neh, Crucial ftw!

3. actuallyknowathingortwo

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

ya that's that s**t that no one ever said ^

4. GhostBear

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Agree with the Seagate part, I've had way to many Seagate HDD die on me. That being said this product needs to be an SSD drive. "6 hours of power before you need to recharge it" that is pathetic for a storage only device even if it is constantly transmitting. In fact a superior product already exists in seagates own product lineup for similar cost : STCV500100 Heck, even my "ancient" 120GB Microsoft Zune can still play music for over 12 hours with the wi-fi turned on.

5. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

> 500 GB Top kek right there :p

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3084; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If it's cloud based, why do I need this? I can get 1TB on OneDrive for $6.99/month. For tablets, my Surface has USB ports so my old Western Digital has me covered. BTW, I agree with the others here who think Seagate is a box of fail.

8. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Since this have it's own wifi, that's mean: 1. when my phone or tablet connected to this seagate, it will lost the connection to the outside world. 2. I know in android if my wifi didn't connect to the internet, it will say "Temporary Internet connection issue", and if there were another wifi in that area that have internet, it will switch to that another wifi.... this will be interesting.... (perhaps Bluetooth will be better for this purpose).

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