Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless External Hard Drive Review
So you have an Apple IOS based device or an Android and you find yourself spending more time managing your media and files on the device than enjoying the content. Constantly plugging the device in to sync, move, delete, and upload new media to enjoy? You like many mobile users have discovered the fatal flaw for many of these devices. . . storage space. There just isn’t enough for all your stuff. Well the Gauntlet 320 aims to give you some breathing room and make that management easier. It serves to provide more storage on the go and without the need to plug your device in an upload new files because the Gauntlet 320 is wireless.
No more syncing, no more decisions about what to save and what to toss. Sound interesting? But does it work?
- Wireless standards: Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wireless security: WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK security
- Internal storage: 320GB hard drive
- USB 3.0 interface (external)
- SATA II interface (internal)
- Lithium-ion battery: Up to 5.5 hours of operation on a full charge
- Weight: 0.65 lbs / 295 gm
- Dimensions (D x W x H): 3.39” x 5.47” x 0.96” / 8.6cm x 13.9cm x 2.44cm
- Compatibility: iPad, iPhone (3GS or higher), iPod Touch (4th generation or higher) runnion iOS 4.2 or higher, or Android phone with v2.3 or higher, or Android tablet with v3.0 or higher, or PC running Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or higher, or Apple Mac running OSX 10.5 or higher, or Kindle Fire
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
Now let us go over the Specifications a bit deeper:
Because this is a WiFi based External hard-drive I recommend for anyone purchasing this to set up a WEP or WPA-PSK security password to protect yourself from neighboring access to your safe files.
The 5.5 Hours on a full charge was a bit iffy even for simple streaming it lasted only 2 1/2 hours and for transferring 4 1/2 hours until fully dying.
The Weight and small dimensions are comparable to that of a smart phone so carrying it around with me to school and car was never a problem.
The compatibility was very wide: from my father’s iPad to my own Android phone and PC I was able to access the movies directly from all 3 devices and stream them directly to any part of my house.