GoFlex Satellite Mobile (500GB, USB 3.0)

by Seagate

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BlackArmor PS110 500GB USB 3.0

by Seagate

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FreeAgent GoFlex Pro 500GB

by Seagate

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GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500GB

by Seagate

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Pros
  • Shares media via its own Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Product has been updated with a USB 3.0 interface
  • Stylish, dockable design
  • Includes imaging backup software
  • Offers choose-your-connection interface modules
  • Wireless access to a hard drive
Cons
  • A tad pricy
  • Middle-of-the-road performance
  • Nothing of note
  • Modules can be unwieldly
  • Must remove module to insert into a dock
  • Performance underwhelms next to USB 3.0 competition
At A Glance

If you need a super-portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share files and stream media from, the Satellite is definitely worth a look.

Seagate's stylish BlackArmor portable gains blazing fast USB 3.0 performance.

Solid, stylish-looking performer benefits from--and is hampered by--the connection module system introduced in the GoFlex series.

This first-of-its-kind hard drive addresses a heretofore unsolved problem for tablet users, but its Apple iOS app feels rushed and incomplete.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number   ST905003BPA1E1RK    

Storage

Drive size   500.0  GB 500.0  GB 500.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed   7200.0  RPM 7200.0  RPM  
Drive type   External External External

Warranty

Warranty information   5 Years    
Warranty information   5 Years    

Included Software

Included Software   Seagate BlackArmor Backup for Windows    

Hardware

Installation Kit Hardware   USB 3.0 cable, USB power cable, USB 3.0 PC card adapter    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces       USB 2.0
USB 2.0       Yes

General Features

Bus Powered       0.0

Performance

External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB

seconds

  58.9 58.8  
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB

seconds

  73.2 71.9  
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB

seconds

  48.0 47.9  
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB

seconds

  44.4 43.8  
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1

seconds

  52.0    
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1

seconds

  81.2    
Malware Scan

seconds

  389.0 383.4  

System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB

watts

  88.4 89.8  
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB

watts

  86.2 88.3  
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB

watts

  87.7 89.9  
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB

watts

  89.1 91.9  
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1

watts

  86.8    
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1

watts

  83.8    
Malware Scan

watts

  102.9 105.1  
System Idle State

watts

  81.7 84.4  
System Sleep State

watts

  81.6 83.9  
System Work State

watts

  95.1 97.2