Seagate Debuts Thunderbolt Technology, Showcases 4G LTE Hybrid Hard Drives

Seagate Debuts Thunderbolt Technology, Showcases 4G LTE Hybrid Hard Drives


Cupertino, CA—Seagate Technology is highlighting its consumer, desktop and enterprise solutions, including a CEA 2012 Innovations honoree, the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage. The company also introduced its GoFlex Thunderbolt adapters.

Seagate unveiled working prototypes of two Thunderbolt interface products that are the first to use the new Thunderbolt technology for widespread use by consumers for single-drive enclosures. The GoFlex Thunderbolt adapter will be available during the first quarter of this year and the GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter is expected to be available before the second half of this calendar year. Thunderbolt is a new I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. It was developed to set new standards for speed, flexibility and simplicity.

First introduced in May 2011, Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite drive is Wi-Fi enabled storage to wirelessly stream media to multiple mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets simultaneously. Building on the first battery-powered, wireless storage solution—GoFlex Satellite drive—Seagate collaborated with Verizon Wireless to provide a 4G LTE mobile wireless storage solution that expands the storage capacity of a mobile device with enough space for 300 HD movies on an iPad or Android tablet; the ability to download photos, music and movies over 4G LTE and stream it all over Wi-Fi for three mobile devices; and connects to an endless library of entertainment while on the go while providing Internet connectivity for three Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices.