Goflex satellite wifi hard drive

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by tobins, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. tobins

    tobins
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    As far as i can see the Go flex satellite only streams the files as "read only" to the iPad. As far as I can see one cannot transfer data from iPad to goflex, or edit data stored on the goflex using the iPad. Not impressed with the product so far. Has anyone any advice please?
     
  2. dhewson777

    dhewson777
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,589
    Thanks Received:
    163
    The way it's marketed is as a media storage device, thus the typical use is to use your iPad as a playback device. It does not appear to be aimed at personal storage. I would use Dropbox for that, particularly docs.
     
  3. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,096
    Thanks Received:
    747
    As per my response to your other post, my understanding is that they are upgrading their app to make its use "two way".

    The Archangel
     
  4. tobins

    tobins
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks guys, I'm very annoyed with the device. My (lack of) understanding before I bought it was that is would work as a storage device for the iPad. I want to replace my old MacBook with my iPad instead of buying a new MacBook pro, the only issue with the iPad is storage. There must be some sort of work around out there.
     
  5. Parapet

    Parapet
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    1
    There is a workaround, and it is relatively easy but it costs $35. I go into detail on how we do our setup on my blog, but the gist of it is you have to replace the firmware on the satellite. You can download the replacement firmware from http://www.hackseagatesatellite.com/. The installation was a breeze and I use goodreader and photosync to transfer files back and forth quickly with no issues.

     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
can i move files from my ipad to my seagate goflex
,
can i send photos by wifi from ipad to a seagate goflex satellite
,
can you transfer ipad files to goflex satellite
,
goflexsatellite sending files from ipad
,

how to copy file from seagat goflex satellite to ipad

,
how to transfer ipad add files to goflex home
,
ipad connect
,
reset password on go flex satilite
,
transfer files from goflex to ipad
,

transfer from ipad to goflex satellite