Just like diligent ants store food for the rainy season, modern humans store large amounts of multimedia files to entertain ourselves when boredom strikes. Music and video libraries that used to take up entire rooms now fit inside palm-sized storage solutions. Computers that used to take up entire floors now also fit in your front pocket. The only problem is that these portable mini-computers we use for on-the-go multimedia playback are not as modular and upgradeable as a desktop PC, providing very little option, if any, for storage expansion.
Mobile device companies are banking on Cloud storage as a solution to this issue and many of them have already invested heavily in its implementation. The only issue is that phone data is still quite expensive in many parts of the world and, sometimes, a physical backup copy is much more reassuring than relying on off-site storage. Patriot Memory introduced a solution in the form of the Patriot Gauntlet Wi-Fi enclosure product line for this same reason.
The Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wi-Fi enclosure comes with a pre-installed 2.5” 5400rpm SATA hard drive ready to be used right out of the box. The Patriot Gauntlet 320 Hard Drive, like the Gauntlet Node can wirelessly stream up to 8 devices simultaneously and supports wireless B/G/N standards for up to a 150Mbps transfer rate. There is also a USB 3.0 port and a bundled USB 3.0 cable for hardwired connectivity. The Gauntlet 320 is accessible in the Windows OS network at \\10.10.10.254 which is also the network address for accessing the Gauntlet 320’s browser-based control panel. In portable devices, the Gauntlet Connect Android or iOS app can be installed, so documents, music, images, and videos can be streamed or shared. The Patriot Gauntlet 320 WiFi USB 3.0 Hard Drive carries a 2-year warranty and has an MSRP of $159.99.