New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iOS and Apps All your questions and discussion of iOS or iOS Apps.

Kingston Wi Drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
DaveEvans

 
Member Since: Apr 12, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
DaveEvans is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 13" 2.4 C2D - 8GB - 240GB SSD/256GB HDD, ATV2, iPhone 4

DaveEvans is offline
Am looking at getting m first iPad and am thinking the 16GB. I am also thinking about adding the Kingston Wi Drive in my IOS family due to having movie capability on other iPads as well as iPhones. Has anyone had any experience with these? See the link for product information.

Wi-Drive | Kingston
QUOTE Thanks
DaveEvans

 
Member Since: Apr 12, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
DaveEvans is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 13" 2.4 C2D - 8GB - 240GB SSD/256GB HDD, ATV2, iPhone 4

DaveEvans is offline
Sorry, should have added this to the hardware section. Just a nube!
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
Haven't tried the Kingston. I did get a Seagate GoFlex Wireless - similar concept.
Seagate Satellite Wireless | Seagate
You'll have to look into what the Kingston runs - but the Seagate GoFlex is running a version of linux so you can load on various plugins. I was able to get ssh and smb working so I could stream movies to apps like goodplayer.
Seagate GoFlex Satellite WiFi Samba Modification | Tools4Movies | DVD Catalyst 4

Plus it has 500GB which is better for storing a lot of media. That being said - it is the platter hard drive technology with all the MTBF mechanical badness that - that entails. Have to be more delicate with the transport - but it is a mobile drive so it has done well for me so far.
QUOTE Thanks
DaveEvans

 
Member Since: Apr 12, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
DaveEvans is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 13" 2.4 C2D - 8GB - 240GB SSD/256GB HDD, ATV2, iPhone 4

DaveEvans is offline
From what I hear on the SeaGate is that it does not actually stream the media but drops the file on the device when ready to use? I like the Wi Drive as it allows you to truly stream the media (can access movies through the device browser), can have up to three devices synced and playing without degradation, and can bridge the internet connection on the device so you can maintain internet access while logged in.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
Well - I know when I have samba running - and I use goodplayer the Seagate streams. I really didn't care for the built in Seagate app. The Seagate app did have streaming - but it didn't seem to support as many files as goodplayer did. You definitely did not have to copy data from the Seagate drive to view movies.

Quote:
Wireless streaming storage for your tablet

The Seagate Satellite™ device lets you take your media library on-the-go and stream it wirelessly to your iPad®, Android® tablets, and smartphones.

Take more than 300 HD movies on-the-go*
Stream media over Wi-Fi to 8 devices at the same time
Automatically sync media and documents from your PC or Mac computer
Easily access and stream your media using the free app or your device’s web browser
Up to 7 hours battery life**
There is some old information around - older firmware didn't support internet bridging - but the latest firmware does have the bridge feature now.
QUOTE Thanks
DaveEvans

 
Member Since: Apr 12, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
DaveEvans is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 13" 2.4 C2D - 8GB - 240GB SSD/256GB HDD, ATV2, iPhone 4

DaveEvans is offline
Cool! Took a look at it again in the SeaGate site. Thanks for the information as it looks like most have gone with this drive mainly due to price point and size.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
That is why I went with the Seagate drive as well. If I am going to be dealing with media then flash based drives don't have the capacity. Generally it is about a gig per movie for decent encoding. (Maybe 700 GB but you get the picture.) 500 GB is a pretty decent size for carrying around a movie collection.
QUOTE Thanks
DaveEvans

 
Member Since: Apr 12, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
DaveEvans is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 13" 2.4 C2D - 8GB - 240GB SSD/256GB HDD, ATV2, iPhone 4

DaveEvans is offline
Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iPad and Magazine | Google Maps for iOS seems imminent ... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Another MacBook Hard Drive Replacement Experience caribiner23 Apple Notebooks 29 11-24-2011 12:16 AM
Copying itunes Playlists to a Kingston USB Drive Mrs. Busch Music, Audio, and Podcasting 0 09-06-2011 06:32 PM
Automatic back up from external hard drive to external hard drive annahardy Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 06-06-2011 05:43 PM
Switching an iTunes library on an external 500GB NTFS drive to Mac OS X Vassi1995 Switcher Hangout 1 07-01-2010 01:43 PM
Cannot see optical drive or read files from superdrive cgeiber OS X - Operating System 0 05-27-2007 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?