For over 25 years, Patriot Memory
has been manufacturing high quality USB flash drives, system memory, and various flash based storage devices such as SSDs and SD cards. By keeping a close watch on market trends and how they can make their user's lives easier, they have seen the number of smartphones and tablets increase. As those devices become more popular, Patriot recognizes the need for additional storage on those devices. In order to increase storage for those devices, Patriot has developed a line of wireless hard drives, which they call the Gauntlet series. This new series is available in two configurations; the first includes a 320GB hard drive, while the second is a DIY enclosure where you add your own 2.5" hard drive.
Before taking a closer look at the Gauntlet Node portable wireless enclosure, let's check out some published information on the enclosure, as presented on the official product page
on the Patriot website.
Features and Specifications:
» Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
» WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK security
» USB 3.0 port for high speed wired connection
» Connect up to 8 devices at a time
» Stream HD movies (up to 720p) and music with up to 5 devices simultaneously
» Supports internet connection through a home or business Wi-Fi network (Internet Pass-thru)
» Internal interface (SATA II)
» 2.5" HDD or SSD drive, NTFS formatted, maximum 9.5mm height
» iPad, iPhone (3GS or higher), iPod Touch (4th generation or higher) running 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
» USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port (when not using a Wi-Fi connection)
» Gauntlet Connect app for phone, tablet, or Kindle Fire device for data transfer (available online at respective app stores)
Note: Mobile device operating systems may have native file support limitations.
» Dimensions: 3.39" (D) x 5.47" (W) x .96" (H) or 8.62cm (D) x 13.9cm (W) x 2.44cm (H)
» Weight: 182.5 grams