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# 141389 11-Mar-2014 11:05
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I have a ipad mini retina and I was thinking of getting a satellite 1tb wireless drive.
Having only got 16gb at present 1tb is over kill but hey!

So whats the suggestion 500 would be plenty so 500 to 1tb?





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  # 1002725 11-Mar-2014 12:11
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Hi - without knowing why you are thinking of getting this I'd have to assume watching movies, TV shows, storing photos, videos, books, documents.... I'd say get 1TB.
I bought a Seagate 1TB wifi drive for our son to use with his iPhone and I think he filled it pretty quickly.
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  # 1002746 11-Mar-2014 12:38
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Nice idea, I thought I'd get one, why not? But they seem to be only battery powered, no option to plug into power plug as well/instead of

 
 
 
 


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  # 1002748 11-Mar-2014 12:45
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Surely you plug them in to charge? They'd be usable then wouldn't they?

Do they charge over USB? If so, you can get a USB charger (instead of plugging into a computer). An iPhone charger would work with the cable that came with the drive if so.

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  # 1002751 11-Mar-2014 12:56
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I have the first-gen Seagate Wireless and now the new one too (the Wireless Plus the OP refers to), you can use them while plugged in.




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  # 1002754 11-Mar-2014 13:01
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trig42: Surely you plug them in to charge? They'd be usable then wouldn't they?

Do they charge over USB? If so, you can get a USB charger (instead of plugging into a computer). An iPhone charger would work with the cable that came with the drive if so.


But if you cannot charge while also using seems a waste of convenience to me. I checked the specs, it didn't imply that it could play and charge simulataneously. My use is powered 24/7 and the battery availability would be handy occasionally. Cannot recall what brand/model it was now

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  # 1002755 11-Mar-2014 13:02
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NZtechfreak: I have the first-gen Seagate Wireless and now the new one too (the Wireless Plus the OP refers to), you can use them while plugged in.


Tks, I'll check that. maybe I missed something

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  # 1002943 11-Mar-2014 18:57
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tdgeek: Nice idea, I thought I'd get one, why not? But they seem to be only battery powered, no option to plug into power plug as well/instead of


That would be because they're designed to be portable and carried around with your iPad / iPhone.

If you want a more "fixed" drive that you'll only use at home (for example) or only ocassionaly want to move around, then there are options for that. Many network hard drives can be used, and some like Western Digital's MyCloud series have free iOS apps to access the stored data.


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