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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Review & #Giveaway Mommies with Cents!

Raise your hand if your kids are on Spring Break and you’re already going crazy.  Here in the Seattle area the forecast calls for rain all week.  Big surprise.  Luckily, we are well stocked with kids movies and media on my iPad to help keep the kiddos entertained indoors.  These days when we buy kids [...]

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Investor’s Business Daily: Disk Drive Industry To Rebound After Tough 2011 (IDC)

Disk drive shipments will rebound in the second half of this year, rebounding from the massive floods in Thailand that hit drive factories and hurt shipments in 2011, market tracker IDC says in a report out Monday. The research firm says unit shipments of hard-disk drives fell 4.5% in 2011 as the flooding seriously hurt [...]

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BBC: Hard-working drives – How floods in Thailand affect us all

Twelve years ago, I remember buying a 60GB external hard drive for the staggering price of $600. I thought I would never fill it and tried to cram it with video clips and large TIFF scans. Despite by best efforts it took about a year to outgrow it and by then I was astonished at [...]

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The Verge: HDD prices could drop by 10 percent at the end of April

Hard disk drive prices are expected to fall by around 10 percent this time next month, according to industry sources speaking to DigiTimes. The price of HDDs has been abnormally high following widespread flooding in Thailand last October, which caused a severe shortage in supply as production lines were destroyed by water damage. Western Digital’s [...]

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Network Computing: Seagate’s HAMR Time: Can’t Touch This…Yet!

Seagate is inching closer to the next evolution of disk technology – heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) – with the demonstration of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch and the intention of releasing 3.5-inch hard drives with up to 60 terabytes capacity as early as 2015. That’s double the capacity of the current drive [...]

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StorageNewsletter.com Analysis: Top 10 Storage Companies in 2011

Here data storage is defined as the activity of recording and retrieving computer data using any form of digital devices (based on magnetic, tape, optical, non volatile solid-state – not RAM -, and subsystems) including all associated connectivity, software and services. For this ranking we used the companies’ financial results for their fiscal year 2011 [...]

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The Verge: Seagate GoFlex Satellite software update brings Wi-Fi passthrough, improved battery life

It’s not every day an external hard drive gets a software update, much less one that could actually change your decision to buy a drive, but that’s exactly what just happened to Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite. While the Wi-Fi tablet and laptop companion storage device originally got an estimated five hours of battery life and monopolized [...]

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Engadget: Seagate GoFlex Satellite gets boost from firmware update

There’s nothing quite like under-promising and over-delivering, and it seems that we’ve got just that scenario in the case of this here rumor-turned-reality. After hearing that Seagate was planning to update the firmware on its GoFlex Satellite streaming hard drive, the company has indeed released version 1.3.5.015 today, a 51MB file that makes quite a [...]

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Real World Labs: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SATA III Hybrid Disk Drive

As seen in our benchmarks the 2nd Generation Momentus XT 750GB 2.5″ SATA III hybrid drive is not the power monster some of you may had expected it to be but to be completely honest with all of you this was not the intention of Seagate in the first place. The Momentus XT line is [...]

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The Street: CES 2012 – Seagate Sends Out Strong Message

Hard drive specialist Seagate may not be a headline-grabbing gadget maker, but still managed to cause a ripple at an investor reception held at CES earlier this week. “The overarching theme of the event was that the industry is entering a ‘new normal’ where cyclical volatility may be lower and, by default, profits are generally [...]

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Mobile Bloom: Seagate Personal Server 4G LTE announced at CES 2012

At CES 2012, Seagate has unveiled a working model of its latest device, the Personal Server 4G LTE Wi-Fi which is supposed to revolutionize on-the-fly internet connectivity and storage. In a nutshell, the device is a mix of the 4G LTE mobile hotspot and the Seagate GoFlex Satellite and offers features of both of these [...]

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Laptop Magazine: Best of CES 2012

Combine a portable wireless hard drive with a blazing fast 4G LTE hotspot and you have a mobile file and media server like no other. A prototype update to Seagate’s Satellite GoFlex wireless hard drive, this device allows up to three simultaneous users to stream its music, photos, or videos to any Wi-Fi-enabled device. Read [...]

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