Patriot, a leading supplier of high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and mobile accessories, this week introduced its wireless mobile hard disk drive designed for various mobile devices based on platforms from Apple, Amazon or Google. The HDD is designed to expand storage capability of smartphones and tablets.
Patriot Aero wireless hard drives are available in 500GB and 1TB capacity, which is massively more than even on the most advanced media tablets or high-end smartphones. The drives are largely based on the Patriot Gauntlet Node wireless HDD enclosure announced last year and feature USB 3.0 as well as Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network technology (with WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK security) for connectivity to different types of devices. The hard drive can work wirelessly for up to six hours without recharging.
Using the free Patriot Connect App, available on Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, the Aero can wirelessly connect and stream high definition content simultaneously to 5 tablets or smartphones. The Patriot Connect Application also supports 3rd party media player apps to break free from proprietary file formats, giving total flexibility to how content is consumed. The Aero also features an Internet pass through access point, allowing multiple devices to share one IP connection while accessing data.
“With the exponential growth in the sales of tablets and smartphones, consumers are taking their world mobile with the desire to carry and view more content on their portable devices. In regards to storage, this demands major product evolution and Patriot is on the forefront of design and innovation. With the launch of Aero, I am proud to say Patriot has the largest and most compelling mobile storage lineup; from full featured all-in-one solutions to the award winning Gauntlet Node wireless enclosure,” said Mike Kroll, senior director of product management at Patriot.
The Patriot Aero mobile hard drive is shipping in early April, with an the recommended price of $199.99 for 1TB capacity and $159.99 for 500GB capacity.