Storage solutions emerge for tablets
Tablet computer adopters are often drawn to the device's range of media and entertainment capabilities. But although most tablets are great for playing music, streaming movies and viewing family photos, they typically have a very limited storage capacity.
A new wave of solutions may be emerging to remedy this frustrating problem.
According to the Wall Street Journal, several companies are approaching the issue by developing small, portable hard drives that create a personal WiFi network through which a tablet can store data. The external disk provides a sizeable storage capacity and can deliver data to the tablet on-command, without the need for internet access.
The GoFlex Satellite solution from Seagate Technology holds 500 GB of data, dramatically expanding upon the 64 GB typically available on current tablets.
According to Appolicious, tablets have also been responsible for the growth of personal clouds. Big name companies such as Sony, Amazon, and Google continue to provide ways for users to access larger and larger amounts of personal email, music, photos and documents on mobile devices.
The external hard-disk is the newer of the two trends, and may attract customers who are still wary of cloud storage security. Tablet manufacturers appear to now be more cognizant of all options as they find new methods of offering customers increased tablet capacities.