Thursday, February 1st 2007

Seagate DAVE Technology Brings Wireless Storage to Mobile Phones

Seagate Technology today formally introduced the Digital Audio Video Experience (D.A.V.E.) technology - the project previously code-named "Crickett" - at the DEMO 07 Conference. The DAVE platform can deliver 10-20 GB of wireless storage to mobile phones, PCs, and other wireless-enabled devices. The DAVE reference design is about the size of a centimeter-thick credit card, with dimensions of 3.5 x 4.7 x .47 inches (61 x 89 x 12 mm) and weighing only 2.5 ounces (70 grams). It has rechargeable lithium ion battery which delivers up to 10 hours of media-streaming performance and up to 14 days of standby power. Using Bluetooth 2.0 or WiFi 802.11b and 802.11g connections, DAVE stays into your pocket while establishing connection to your mobile device anywhere up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) between the devices. The DAVE mobile storage platform is expected to be available to leading cell phone manufacturers and telco service providers for products in the second calendar quarter of 2007.Source: Seagate
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4 Comments on Seagate DAVE Technology Brings Wireless Storage to Mobile Phones

Interesting concept... BUT... I'm not entirely sure of the real practical use. For a mobile phone, a large flash chip should be sufficient for most purposes... unless you want to MP3 or video lots of material. But IMO, a mobile is a poor device for this use, and better to use an iPod or similar derivative.

And for laptops and PCs? Would this be cool? We no, because you would need to power the device... so you might as well just hook up a HDD via the USB port.

Unless you want to be "covert". e.g. suck data of a computer in the office without any visible device. However, I imagine (unlike a USB generic HDD), there will be drivers to load... and these will be impossible to load without admin rights.

So... not convinced.
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also constantly streaming through wireless to your phone i guess would suck the battery dry in a couple of hours.
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Wile E
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Interesting concept. It doesn't seem very practical to me in it's current state, but I'm sure they can use this as a groundwork for something better.
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If this is anything like DaveTV I'm in!!!
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