Welcome to Seagate’s “D.A.V.E.”: wireless portable storage

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Disclaimer: Seagate is the only sponsor of my ScobleShow, so, consider that I’ve been paid for telling you about Seagate stuff.

On Thursday, at the Demo Conference, Seagate will show off its new product: D. A. V. E., which stands for “Digital Audio Video Experience.” Or, maybe, a homage to Dave Winer. (I’ll be at Demo to bring you that news, and other stuff that’s being introduced there). Here’s the official press release.

What is it?

It’s a small black box. Costs less than $200. It’s thin, fits into a shirt pocket.

It has a small USB port on one side. And an on/off switch.

But, other than that, there’s no other interface on it.

This is no Apple iPhone.

But, here’s the rub. Inside is a small hard drive. 10GB or 20GB. That’s the “Seagate” part of this.

There’s also a Bluetooth and Wifi antenna.

That’s it.

“So, Scoble, that sounds really lame.”

I don’t think so — this is a new kind of wireless device that enables a whole bunch of new scenarios, particularly around cell phones, which is why I wanted Steve Jobs to see this — it’d be an awesome way to add on more music to the new Apple iPhone which I’m planning to buy in June (this comes out in May). Oh, I forgot something. There’s also a software API. They’ve already used that API to build an interface for Symbian and Windows Mobile cell phones. So, you get a new cell phone that only has 4GB of internal flash storage but you want to drag around more media? You’ll want D.A.V.E.

I can see a whole number of scenarios. Particularly for digital photographers, or people who want to carry a lot of stuff around with them in their pockets (this is far more useful to me than one of those USB memory drives, because I can keep a couple of these in my backpack and get to them via Wifi or BlueTooth (Bluetooth works up to about 30 feet from your cell phone or computer, Wifi goes even further).

Here’s the introduction video, 13 minutes, filmed at San Jose’s Tech Museum.

Other details:

Battery life? Up to 14 days of standby power, up to 10 hours of continuous use.
Size? 3.5 x 4.7 x .47 inches (61 x 89 x 12 mm) and weighing only 2.5 ounces (70 grams).

I love that it senses when it’s being dropped. Within a few centimeters of falling out of your hand it will park the hard drive’s head. Within a few more centimeters, it’ll lock them totally in preparation of a large shock.

Oh, and Gizmodo links. :-)

UPDATE: the name is sort of funny. Reminds me of that science fiction movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey. “Hello, Dave.” But, this is a technology that’ll be built by partners of Seagates, so not sure what the final name will be when it gets onto store shelves in May or June of this year.

Also, I didn’t get a demo of the working product. They wanted to save that for the Demo conference. One of the rules of Demo is you gotta give first demo at Demo. Seagate’s slot is on Thursday morning at Demo, we’ll bring you another video when we get a look at the software and get a real demo.

Comments

  1. rjfarquhar says:

    Pfeh! That acronym’s nearly been used before – Didn’t OS9000 have D.A.V.I.D.: Digital Audio Visual Yadda Yadda (Interface Device)? I seem to recall Blockbuster and Enron going gangbusters on Motorola Blackbird units circa 2001.

  2. rjfarquhar says:

    Pfeh! That acronym’s nearly been used before – Didn’t OS9000 have D.A.V.I.D.: Digital Audio Visual Yadda Yadda (Interface Device)? I seem to recall Blockbuster and Enron going gangbusters on Motorola Blackbird units circa 2001.

  3. Dude…the Link doesn’t talk about DAVE.

    Secondly, if you have to have a phone for this? Um…lame?

    Seriously, can you get some actual technical info links here?

  4. Dude…the Link doesn’t talk about DAVE.

    Secondly, if you have to have a phone for this? Um…lame?

    Seriously, can you get some actual technical info links here?

  5. John: sorry about that. I messed up the link to the press release. Here’s the actual press release.

    The real “demo” is on Thursday, so I probably won’t have many more details until then.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-30-2007/0004515679&EDATE=

  6. John: sorry about that. I messed up the link to the press release. Here’s the actual press release.

    The real “demo” is on Thursday, so I probably won’t have many more details until then.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-30-2007/0004515679&EDATE=

  7. John: you don’t need a phone. It has Wifi and Bluetooth. It’ll work with laptops and other devices that also have Wifi and Bluetooth wireless connections.

    It’s just that the dominant usage scenario will be using it with something like Apple’s new iPhone (which will only have 8GB of storage in its high-end configuration).

  8. John: you don’t need a phone. It has Wifi and Bluetooth. It’ll work with laptops and other devices that also have Wifi and Bluetooth wireless connections.

    It’s just that the dominant usage scenario will be using it with something like Apple’s new iPhone (which will only have 8GB of storage in its high-end configuration).

  9. Tom Hillman says:

    It’s a nice start, and the dropping thing is cool, but I still suspect this one has a way to go…

    My perspective is that 10GB is too low. Even 20GB is touch and go, and that’s just for a comprehensive music collection. That’s if you’re aiming for the pure HD-Hungry market, but let’s face it, that seems to be the only market you’re addressing…

  10. [...] Robert Scoble is jumping up and down promoting a new product from his sponsor Seagate. D.A.V.E. is  portable wirelss HD, small enough to fit into your pocket with WiFI, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. On release in May there will be 10gig and 20gig models and the cost is projected at less than $200. Scoble is trumpeting this a real boon for mobile uses who need and want extra storage for media to play or work with on their mobile devices. It sure sounds interesting. Of course there’s a video. It sure sounds interesting. [...]

  11. Tom Hillman says:

    It’s a nice start, and the dropping thing is cool, but I still suspect this one has a way to go…

    My perspective is that 10GB is too low. Even 20GB is touch and go, and that’s just for a comprehensive music collection. That’s if you’re aiming for the pure HD-Hungry market, but let’s face it, that seems to be the only market you’re addressing…

  12. Tom: you can use more than one of these from your cell phone or laptop if you need more storage. At $179 that’s not exactly cheap, but I can see buying two to start with and going with more as they come down in price.

  13. Tom: you can use more than one of these from your cell phone or laptop if you need more storage. At $179 that’s not exactly cheap, but I can see buying two to start with and going with more as they come down in price.

  14. Tom Hillman says:

    No, certainly not cheap :)

    What are the international timescales like, out of interest?

  15. Tom Hillman says:

    No, certainly not cheap :)

    What are the international timescales like, out of interest?

  16. WiFi and BT are “Physical” layer connections. That’s like saying “It has Ethernet”. It’s meaningless. What does it use as a network file system? What does it use for a file transfer protocol? What’s the physical format? What does it use as the discovery mechanism? Zeroconf? UPnP?

    Oh, and that motion sensor thing isn’t that new. Check out some of the Mac OS X software that lets you control your Mac via Pimp-slapping it.

  17. WiFi and BT are “Physical” layer connections. That’s like saying “It has Ethernet”. It’s meaningless. What does it use as a network file system? What does it use for a file transfer protocol? What’s the physical format? What does it use as the discovery mechanism? Zeroconf? UPnP?

    Oh, and that motion sensor thing isn’t that new. Check out some of the Mac OS X software that lets you control your Mac via Pimp-slapping it.

  18. oh and for the love of god, STOP WITH THE SNAP LINK PREVIEW THINGS! Dear GOD, there’s nothing worse than reading a comment or a post, and then hitting a downarrow, and having what you’re reading obliterated by some fucking popup that’s too small to use as a preview ANYWAY.

    GAH

  19. oh and for the love of god, STOP WITH THE SNAP LINK PREVIEW THINGS! Dear GOD, there’s nothing worse than reading a comment or a post, and then hitting a downarrow, and having what you’re reading obliterated by some fucking popup that’s too small to use as a preview ANYWAY.

    GAH

  20. Robert,
    Do you know how the drive is formatted and if it can be canged?

    Guy

  21. Robert,
    Do you know how the drive is formatted and if it can be canged?

    Guy

  22. Tom Hillman says:

    John: there is an ‘opt out’ option for those snap-things if you click the link in the top right hand corner.

    They kind of presume that the site they link to is primarily graphics based, don’t they? I thought the web was still about textual information. Silly me ;)

  23. Tom Hillman says:

    John: there is an ‘opt out’ option for those snap-things if you click the link in the top right hand corner.

    They kind of presume that the site they link to is primarily graphics based, don’t they? I thought the web was still about textual information. Silly me ;)

  24. John: I just turned off the Snap previews. WordPress.com turned them on by default. I know Snap is working on some updates which will make them more usable. I’ll turn them back on when those updates come live.

  25. John: I just turned off the Snap previews. WordPress.com turned them on by default. I know Snap is working on some updates which will make them more usable. I’ll turn them back on when those updates come live.

  26. [...] Video Demo With a Seagate Rep from scobleizer.com [...]

  27. Dave Addey says:

    Thursby Software have been making a bit of Mac software called DAVE for years now:

    http://www.thursby.com/products/dave.html

    I always liked the fact that something called DAVE made Macs and PCs play nicely together :-)

    Dave.

  28. Dave Addey says:

    Thursby Software have been making a bit of Mac software called DAVE for years now:

    http://www.thursby.com/products/dave.html

    I always liked the fact that something called DAVE made Macs and PCs play nicely together :-)

    Dave.

  29. [...] a few hours after I wrote this, Seagate announced D.A.V.E. Scoble has the inside track on what DAVE is. Check it out, it’s basicaly a generic 10 or 20GB hard drive with USB / WiFi [...]

  30. Robert,

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from your 4 am announcement, but as a mobile gadget freak I am VERY excited about the Seagate D.A.V.E. since it solves my issue of having to buy higher and higher capacity external storage cards in multiple formats to then load the same content on multiple times for different mobile devices. I am sold and won’t buy anymore flash storage cards as I await the arrival of D.A.V.E. I love the Bluetooth and WiFi functionality and would be stoked to see it work with my Sony PSP over WiFi.

  31. Robert,

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from your 4 am announcement, but as a mobile gadget freak I am VERY excited about the Seagate D.A.V.E. since it solves my issue of having to buy higher and higher capacity external storage cards in multiple formats to then load the same content on multiple times for different mobile devices. I am sold and won’t buy anymore flash storage cards as I await the arrival of D.A.V.E. I love the Bluetooth and WiFi functionality and would be stoked to see it work with my Sony PSP over WiFi.

  32. Tomi Itkonen says:

    Interestingly, there was a time when 8GB of storage in a mobile phone was considered huge.

    Let’s expand the D.A.V.E. idea further and put every component into a separate, interchangeable box communicating via WiFi.

    So, video camera in your hand has wireless access to the 20GB storage in your backpack. Buy a GPS unit, put it into your shirt pocket and it will wirelessly connect to the camera which starts geotagging its content. Go near a wireless LCD display, and watch your stuff on it. Go home and spend the night recharging your 10 different boxes.

  33. Tomi Itkonen says:

    Interestingly, there was a time when 8GB of storage in a mobile phone was considered huge.

    Let’s expand the D.A.V.E. idea further and put every component into a separate, interchangeable box communicating via WiFi.

    So, video camera in your hand has wireless access to the 20GB storage in your backpack. Buy a GPS unit, put it into your shirt pocket and it will wirelessly connect to the camera which starts geotagging its content. Go near a wireless LCD display, and watch your stuff on it. Go home and spend the night recharging your 10 different boxes.

  34. [...] The original report on the DAVE as well as a video interview with a guy from Seagate [...]

  35. Tomi: true, but then Steve Jobs showed us iPhone, which really is a combination of a video iPod and a cell phone. Once you start thinking of your cell phone that way 8GB of storage seems pretty weak, especially when you are used to a world on iPods with 80GB of storage, or on Zune’s that have 30GBs.

  36. Tomi: true, but then Steve Jobs showed us iPhone, which really is a combination of a video iPod and a cell phone. Once you start thinking of your cell phone that way 8GB of storage seems pretty weak, especially when you are used to a world on iPods with 80GB of storage, or on Zune’s that have 30GBs.

  37. Don Dodge says:

    Hey Robert, if you are at DEMO check out Zink. It is a zero Ink printer that connects to your camera or camera phone wirelessly or via USB. It fits in your shirt pocket and sells for less than $100. Zink is a spin-out from Polaroid, and works in a somewaht similar fashion…the ink is in the paper substrate, not the printer.

    I wrote a blog about Zink today. See http://dondodge.typepad.com/the_next_big_thing/2007/01/zink_presenting.html

  38. Don Dodge says:

    Hey Robert, if you are at DEMO check out Zink. It is a zero Ink printer that connects to your camera or camera phone wirelessly or via USB. It fits in your shirt pocket and sells for less than $100. Zink is a spin-out from Polaroid, and works in a somewaht similar fashion…the ink is in the paper substrate, not the printer.

    I wrote a blog about Zink today. See http://dondodge.typepad.com/the_next_big_thing/2007/01/zink_presenting.html

  39. Don: I will do. Zink and Dave. Sounds like an “iPhone gadget suite!” :-)

  40. Don: I will do. Zink and Dave. Sounds like an “iPhone gadget suite!” :-)

  41. Mike Cistorie says:

    Where is the coverage on engadget? I tried to find it but couldn’t. I think this qualifies as a gadget. I see your point the other day now. Keep on bringing me new products stuff. I would say shorten the long vids down and give me two options. Keep it coming with the videos.

  42. Mike Cistorie says:

    Where is the coverage on engadget? I tried to find it but couldn’t. I think this qualifies as a gadget. I see your point the other day now. Keep on bringing me new products stuff. I would say shorten the long vids down and give me two options. Keep it coming with the videos.

  43. Mike: I can’t find it there either. Neither this, nor Zink are there. I thought that Engadget was about being the most authoritative source on gadgets.

    Instead I got to read Don Dodge to learn about Zink.

    I guess we just don’t pass through the famous “editorial judgment” filter and that they’d rather link to something about a car garage in New York.

  44. Mike: I can’t find it there either. Neither this, nor Zink are there. I thought that Engadget was about being the most authoritative source on gadgets.

    Instead I got to read Don Dodge to learn about Zink.

    I guess we just don’t pass through the famous “editorial judgment” filter and that they’d rather link to something about a car garage in New York.

  45. [...] on the information he was able to pull together, I think so too!  Evidently Matt was reading a Scoble post on the upcoming Seagate D.A.V.E. device and he believes it can solve all of his portable [...]

  46. Tomi: true, but then Steve Jobs showed us iPhone, which really is a combination of a video iPod and a cell phone. Once you start thinking of your cell phone that way 8GB of storage seems pretty weak, especially when you are used to a world on iPods with 80GB of storage, or on Zune’s that have 30GBs.

    the iPhone is all solid state Robert, no moving parts. While all the head protection stuff on the Seagate thing is interesting, it’s still nowhere near as rugged as solid state. If you like some time, I can demo the difference for you, live if you like. Hand me your seagate thing and hand me your SD card device. We’ll see which one survives being slammed 2″ into a lamppost during an active write operation better ;-)

    Solid State storage is still rather expensive on the high end at a per-GB level.

  47. Tomi: true, but then Steve Jobs showed us iPhone, which really is a combination of a video iPod and a cell phone. Once you start thinking of your cell phone that way 8GB of storage seems pretty weak, especially when you are used to a world on iPods with 80GB of storage, or on Zune’s that have 30GBs.

    the iPhone is all solid state Robert, no moving parts. While all the head protection stuff on the Seagate thing is interesting, it’s still nowhere near as rugged as solid state. If you like some time, I can demo the difference for you, live if you like. Hand me your seagate thing and hand me your SD card device. We’ll see which one survives being slammed 2″ into a lamppost during an active write operation better ;-)

    Solid State storage is still rather expensive on the high end at a per-GB level.

  48. John: true. But, then, I’ll keep this in my backpack, where my laptop lives. My iPhone, with solid state, will be the thing in my pocket. Anything in my backpack gets dropped a lot less (and is surrounded by padding) than what’s in my pocket.

    I am very scared of the iPhone, though, for this reason. It’s $600 and I KNOW I’m going to drop it.

  49. John: true. But, then, I’ll keep this in my backpack, where my laptop lives. My iPhone, with solid state, will be the thing in my pocket. Anything in my backpack gets dropped a lot less (and is surrounded by padding) than what’s in my pocket.

    I am very scared of the iPhone, though, for this reason. It’s $600 and I KNOW I’m going to drop it.

  50. Addison says:

    Howdy Folks. I was wondering if anyone had any details on the Eastern re-union that is being held in Moncton in 2007. Cheers, Dan

  51. Addison says:

    Howdy Folks. I was wondering if anyone had any details on the Eastern re-union that is being held in Moncton in 2007. Cheers, Dan

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  53. Dude, you’d be surprised at how expensive high-end smartphones are pre-rebate. Hell, my 6601 is almost as expensive as a high-end smartphone pre-rebate.

    (Rebates==”We think our customers are really stupid, and we’re going to be blatant about it”)

    But so what…it should be able to handle getting dropped once in a while. It’s a phone after all.

  54. Dude, you’d be surprised at how expensive high-end smartphones are pre-rebate. Hell, my 6601 is almost as expensive as a high-end smartphone pre-rebate.

    (Rebates==”We think our customers are really stupid, and we’re going to be blatant about it”)

    But so what…it should be able to handle getting dropped once in a while. It’s a phone after all.

  55. [...] coverage this morning … Gizmodo, Dave Fortt, Robert’s announcement post, and Robert’s follow up on how the article is coming up in search engines (always interesting to [...]

  56. .. says:

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  57. Jason says:

    Scoble,

    If you plan on keeping the D.A.V.E.’s in your backpack next to your laptop then what exactly is the point of that if you have your laptop anyway? I guess it gives you a slight increase in convenience in being able to connect to the D.A.V.E.’s wirelessly but is that worth the ~$400 for the two devices?

    Personally for me the best use for mobile storage like that is so I don’t have to lug my laptop around to store my digital photos when on holidays and my 60GB iPod with the camera connection kit serves that purpose perfectly.

  58. Jason says:

    Scoble,

    If you plan on keeping the D.A.V.E.’s in your backpack next to your laptop then what exactly is the point of that if you have your laptop anyway? I guess it gives you a slight increase in convenience in being able to connect to the D.A.V.E.’s wirelessly but is that worth the ~$400 for the two devices?

    Personally for me the best use for mobile storage like that is so I don’t have to lug my laptop around to store my digital photos when on holidays and my 60GB iPod with the camera connection kit serves that purpose perfectly.

  59. macbeach says:

    I just got a Nokia N800 and have used Bluetooth to transfer files to/from an Apple computer. Sounds like this would be a good way to take a music (or photo) collection as the N800 will only take 4G worth of SD cards (or maybe 8G, if the newer cards will work). My camera supports Bluetooth too, so for some types of travel I’m past needing a laptop.

  60. macbeach says:

    I just got a Nokia N800 and have used Bluetooth to transfer files to/from an Apple computer. Sounds like this would be a good way to take a music (or photo) collection as the N800 will only take 4G worth of SD cards (or maybe 8G, if the newer cards will work). My camera supports Bluetooth too, so for some types of travel I’m past needing a laptop.

  61. Jason: my cell phone is in use a lot more than my laptop is. When I’m walking through an airport, I’m using my cell phone. Or when I’m exercising, I’m using my iPod. Now that those two devices are converging, it’ll be nice to have extra storage that can be shared among multiple devices. Also, if I want to transfer a big video file from one computer to the next, the DAVE would be awesome.

  62. Jason: my cell phone is in use a lot more than my laptop is. When I’m walking through an airport, I’m using my cell phone. Or when I’m exercising, I’m using my iPod. Now that those two devices are converging, it’ll be nice to have extra storage that can be shared among multiple devices. Also, if I want to transfer a big video file from one computer to the next, the DAVE would be awesome.

  63. adir1 says:

    I envisioned and actually was begging for this device for many months now. My primary usage scenario would be to pair it with my Dell axim x51v pocketPC, making it into multimedia powerhouse. This is awesome, and I also wonder whether they will license this low-power tiny-size technology for embedding into pocketPC, mobile phones and even tiny size tablet PCs.

  64. I envisioned and actually was begging for this device for many months now. My primary usage scenario would be to pair it with my Dell axim x51v pocketPC, making it into multimedia powerhouse. This is awesome, and I also wonder whether they will license this low-power tiny-size technology for embedding into pocketPC, mobile phones and even tiny size tablet PCs.

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  66. Kevin Burton says:

    I need a Redundant Array of Inexpensive DAVEs……….
    :)

  67. Kevin Burton says:

    I need a Redundant Array of Inexpensive DAVEs……….
    :)

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  69. Jaz says:

    This device would only be good if it has A2DP so i can pair with my BT headphones.

  70. Jaz says:

    This device would only be good if it has A2DP so i can pair with my BT headphones.

  71. thestunts says:

    This would be great to used with my PSP.

  72. thestunts says:

    This would be great to used with my PSP.

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  74. Ron says:

    Ditto to Adi’s comment. I too use a Dell Axim when I travel (and can get away with no laptop). It does my Skype, E-mail, Movies, Music, and most important (basic) photo editing. I’d love to have a little gizmo like this to backup my pic’s to. There are other photo gadgets to do this, but they’re big bucks. I can think of lots of uses outside of an iPod/iPhone accessory.

    The only downside is if it needed to be recharged while on the road. But, I’m sure that I can find someone with a USB port that I can “rent’ for awhile. :-)

  75. Ron says:

    Ditto to Adi’s comment. I too use a Dell Axim when I travel (and can get away with no laptop). It does my Skype, E-mail, Movies, Music, and most important (basic) photo editing. I’d love to have a little gizmo like this to backup my pic’s to. There are other photo gadgets to do this, but they’re big bucks. I can think of lots of uses outside of an iPod/iPhone accessory.

    The only downside is if it needed to be recharged while on the road. But, I’m sure that I can find someone with a USB port that I can “rent’ for awhile. :-)

  76. [...] Seagate a lanzado un disco duro de 10 gigabytes que se conecta por medio de bluetooth a tu celular para que puedas guardar fotos, mp3, etc. Su precio es de 159 dólares lo que me pregunto es, que seguridad tendrá por que sabemos que la tecnología bluetooth no se caracteriza en ese sentido via  scobleizer [...]

  77. itsfunx says:

    Convergent devices, DAVE is not.

  78. itsfunx says:

    Convergent devices, DAVE is not.

  79. BillyBrack says:

    Dave is a reference to the Cheech and Chong skit as in “Dave’s not here.”

  80. BillyBrack says:

    Dave is a reference to the Cheech and Chong skit as in “Dave’s not here.”

  81. [...] Blackhacker A nerd even among geeks. Another “backpack drive” to come out this Spring — BH @ 02/02/2007 11:58:38 Here I thought that nobody was making the one missing (and to me obvious) mobile device and I just came across the SECOND incarnation of that. A device I called the backpack drive but Agere Calls it Blue Onyx. Seagate calls it DAVE Digital Audio Video Experience. Whats cool is Seagate decided to make it an open-source system, allowing third-party developers to write apps to interface with DAVE from various devices. I expect to some cool for this thing when this ting comes out later this year. Below is a demo courtesy of Scoble [...]

  82. devi says:

    20GB DAVE versus 16GB Flash which requires no battery and doesn’t need any g-sensors????

    Anyway, did Seagate just copy this from a Singapore startup? Last year at CeBIT, a tiny Singapore outfit launched Widrive, which has built-in WiFi. It connects to Nikon wifi cam, laptops, PDA, etc. Last I heard, they even have P2P to grab content.

  83. devi says:

    20GB DAVE versus 16GB Flash which requires no battery and doesn’t need any g-sensors????

    Anyway, did Seagate just copy this from a Singapore startup? Last year at CeBIT, a tiny Singapore outfit launched Widrive, which has built-in WiFi. It connects to Nikon wifi cam, laptops, PDA, etc. Last I heard, they even have P2P to grab content.

  84. Q user says:

    This thing would be great n my Motorola Q. IT only has 64mb built in, and right now, I have only a 256 mb mini sd. This thing would enable me to watch endless videos in TCPMP.

  85. Q user says:

    This thing would be great n my Motorola Q. IT only has 64mb built in, and right now, I have only a 256 mb mini sd. This thing would enable me to watch endless videos in TCPMP.

  86. [...] figure it out, but this example is a great idea for using the touchscreen perfectly. And with the D.A.V.E. coming out in May, one could really want the iPhone to be open for 3rd party applications; or at [...]

  87. I have a 3100 200GB, EX HD and if I had 31 cents for every story I didn’t pay attention to about how quickly and easily these drives fail, then I wouldn’t have to buy a power ball ticket!
    HINT: IF a chief product engineer decides to put in a music box to tell you that your external hard drive just gave up the ghost (will never function as designed ever again) You paid way too much for the stupid thing!
    If your Matrox (Seagate) has a permanent hardware meltdown, you heard me, they spent time engineering a musical tone to mock you for buying this stupid product. The 3 tone, music box, is telling you that your 3100 is beyond repair and that you lost 1000′s of hours of work. They don’t play a voice giving you a phone number to call, they play music, as if to celebrate your stroke they just caused. The three tones mock in a very familiar way to, so you know that a failure was anticipated, because the tone sounds just like the loosing tone on a video arcade game. You know, the game you just plunked 1000 quarters into, just knowing you can beat the final boss, only to find out that right at the very end, there is a software error.
    Matrox, you can have your “warranty void” seal! Seagate, you will never see another dime from me. And your customer help is as buggy and cryptic as your joke utility designed to help you “diagnose” the problem! Instead of the tones you play, you should display a fat guy shaking his chocolate stained finger at you, (like Jurasic Park) saying, “sucker!” three times, every time your angry customer plugs it in.
    I have to spend the $50.00 to recover my data. I have to spend the $20.00 for the shipping. I have to put up with all your horse crap. But I will blog that “Seagate = Crap” till my fingers fall off, you can count on it. Your customer service stinks, your product stinks, your website stinks, and the guy you hired to build these things, he stinks really bad.
    If you need an external hard drive, buy a tape drive instead.

  88. I have a 3100 200GB, EX HD and if I had 31 cents for every story I didn’t pay attention to about how quickly and easily these drives fail, then I wouldn’t have to buy a power ball ticket!
    HINT: IF a chief product engineer decides to put in a music box to tell you that your external hard drive just gave up the ghost (will never function as designed ever again) You paid way too much for the stupid thing!
    If your Matrox (Seagate) has a permanent hardware meltdown, you heard me, they spent time engineering a musical tone to mock you for buying this stupid product. The 3 tone, music box, is telling you that your 3100 is beyond repair and that you lost 1000′s of hours of work. They don’t play a voice giving you a phone number to call, they play music, as if to celebrate your stroke they just caused. The three tones mock in a very familiar way to, so you know that a failure was anticipated, because the tone sounds just like the loosing tone on a video arcade game. You know, the game you just plunked 1000 quarters into, just knowing you can beat the final boss, only to find out that right at the very end, there is a software error.
    Matrox, you can have your “warranty void” seal! Seagate, you will never see another dime from me. And your customer help is as buggy and cryptic as your joke utility designed to help you “diagnose” the problem! Instead of the tones you play, you should display a fat guy shaking his chocolate stained finger at you, (like Jurasic Park) saying, “sucker!” three times, every time your angry customer plugs it in.
    I have to spend the $50.00 to recover my data. I have to spend the $20.00 for the shipping. I have to put up with all your horse crap. But I will blog that “Seagate = Crap” till my fingers fall off, you can count on it. Your customer service stinks, your product stinks, your website stinks, and the guy you hired to build these things, he stinks really bad.
    If you need an external hard drive, buy a tape drive instead.

  89. vic says:

    Maybe the Apple iPhone made their storage capacity a mere 8GB for a reason? Eh, maybe not, but the D.A.V.E is going to be a great supplement to ANY wifi capable cell phone/PDA/wifi camera.

    http://t1buyersguide.com

  90. vic says:

    Maybe the Apple iPhone made their storage capacity a mere 8GB for a reason? Eh, maybe not, but the D.A.V.E is going to be a great supplement to ANY wifi capable cell phone/PDA/wifi camera.

    http://t1buyersguide.com

  91. Johnathon Johnson says:

    Ok I might be speaking from a primitive prospective, but even though I think the IPhone is a cute idea and I ofcourse love my ipod. The combining things is a reminder of the dark age of having a combo VCR/DVD player. Ok yes you can rig the device to tape your favorite DVD scenes or whatever, but when one half of it fails you have a broken machine. Yeah you might be able to play one or the other, but it is still a broken machine. Now I am not saying I would want to seperate all of the functions of my phone, but a Phone is for talking to people. That is all.

    Now this DAVE device a think is absolutely great. Although I will make a confirmation statement on that yes you have to charge yet another device. What they seriously need to work on which would make all this better, would be a form of wireless recharging. If you could walk into your house or office and automatically be recharging all of your devices. Actually my idea from seeing this “DAVE” thing coming out is designing my house kind of like, and I stress “kind of like” ster trek.

    Now think about it you have a secure bluetooth network after ofcourse they increase the range of BT a bit. When you walk up to your front door it unlocks for you, ofcourse as soon as you press the ignition button the car starts for you. Your computer recognizes your presense and becomes active for you. You goto meetings and automatically transfer data from one “DAVE” to another. When you walk up to your computer, it automatically accepts the data and virus scans it. If you walk into a room it automatically sets the ambient temperature to the person with the highest rank in the room. You get on a bus, it tells the coin acceptor that you have bought a bus pass for the month. Go through airline security with your ticket authorization code automatically registered. You walk into a room your favorite music is already on. The list goes on man.

    The only issue is the wireless charging, what are your thoughts on that in context ofcourse to good old “DAVE” here.

    Johnathon

  92. Johnathon Johnson says:

    Ok I might be speaking from a primitive prospective, but even though I think the IPhone is a cute idea and I ofcourse love my ipod. The combining things is a reminder of the dark age of having a combo VCR/DVD player. Ok yes you can rig the device to tape your favorite DVD scenes or whatever, but when one half of it fails you have a broken machine. Yeah you might be able to play one or the other, but it is still a broken machine. Now I am not saying I would want to seperate all of the functions of my phone, but a Phone is for talking to people. That is all.

    Now this DAVE device a think is absolutely great. Although I will make a confirmation statement on that yes you have to charge yet another device. What they seriously need to work on which would make all this better, would be a form of wireless recharging. If you could walk into your house or office and automatically be recharging all of your devices. Actually my idea from seeing this “DAVE” thing coming out is designing my house kind of like, and I stress “kind of like” ster trek.

    Now think about it you have a secure bluetooth network after ofcourse they increase the range of BT a bit. When you walk up to your front door it unlocks for you, ofcourse as soon as you press the ignition button the car starts for you. Your computer recognizes your presense and becomes active for you. You goto meetings and automatically transfer data from one “DAVE” to another. When you walk up to your computer, it automatically accepts the data and virus scans it. If you walk into a room it automatically sets the ambient temperature to the person with the highest rank in the room. You get on a bus, it tells the coin acceptor that you have bought a bus pass for the month. Go through airline security with your ticket authorization code automatically registered. You walk into a room your favorite music is already on. The list goes on man.

    The only issue is the wireless charging, what are your thoughts on that in context ofcourse to good old “DAVE” here.

    Johnathon

  93. PJ says:

    I know this is a tardy reply, but I heard about this product and now that it has a very real application, that being the iPod Touch which has very limited capacity, do you know if there are still plans on bringing it out?

  94. PJ says:

    I know this is a tardy reply, but I heard about this product and now that it has a very real application, that being the iPod Touch which has very limited capacity, do you know if there are still plans on bringing it out?

  95. Danny says:

    D.A.V.E. sounds like an impressive device. The battery life is acceptable and longer than I would expect when dealing with an audio and video device. For such a small device I’m really surprised too at the inclusion of a wireless antenna, Bluetooth and USB port. Leave it up to Seagate though to come up with something like this. All of the Seagate products I’ve ever bought have never disappointed and I don’t think this one will should I ever get my hands on one.

  96. Danny says:

    D.A.V.E. sounds like an impressive device. The battery life is acceptable and longer than I would expect when dealing with an audio and video device. For such a small device I’m really surprised too at the inclusion of a wireless antenna, Bluetooth and USB port. Leave it up to Seagate though to come up with something like this. All of the Seagate products I’ve ever bought have never disappointed and I don’t think this one will should I ever get my hands on one.

  97. Jim says:

    Battery life is key. I know so many AWESOME products that just suck the juice so fast that it becomes a real problem. Wireless antenna is an awesome perk. I love Seagate. Always have. Probably always will.

  98. Jim says:

    Battery life is key. I know so many AWESOME products that just suck the juice so fast that it becomes a real problem. Wireless antenna is an awesome perk. I love Seagate. Always have. Probably always will.

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