Fasetto’s Link puts 2TB of cloud in your pocket

I’ve never liked using cloud storage. It’s not like there’s always internet available; and when there is, downloading anything larger than a word document means wait time. But, hauling around an external drive isn’t exactly convenient either (especially with the mess of cables I have already).

The Link is a portable wireless drive with massive storage up to 2TB and fits in the palm of your hand. Not to mention it also works as a wireless LTE hotspot, remote cloud storage, and backup device. The 5cm wide square is military-spec drop safe and IP68 waterproof.

Fasetto, the company making the Link, has really thought out the user experience better than earlier similar products, with features like automatic cloud backup to Google Drive or Dropbox, magnetic battery extenders, and an array of connectivity options.

The specs:

  • 256 GB/ 512 GB / 2 TB of Samsung V-Nand SSD storage
  • Up to 2,500 MBps read/ 1,500 MBps write
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi up to 1,900 Mbps (both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz, Wi-Fi passthrough)
  • Optional LTE base for hotspot and cloud connectivity
  • Connectivity for up to 30 devices, 15 of them streaming
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5 hours streaming battery life (2 weeks standby)
  • Optional battery pack for 8 hours streaming/4 weeks standby
  • 64bit processor and 4GB of RAM
  • 2048 bit encryption
  • 2 x 2 x 1 in = 5.08 x 5.08 x 2.54 cm (without extensions)

Combining processing speed, SSD storage, and AC Wi-Fi means that this device can easily work for streaming your video library (if you feel like sharing a video to a whole classroom of people). Connection is simple enough with Android and iOS apps, as well as a URL or USB-C cable for other devices.

You can even set it up to automatically backup files to your online storage service, clearing up space on the device for files that need immediate access. Although not its main function, you can think of it as an intermediate cache for the cloud.

This solves the problem we have now with storage. We have a lot of data, and not enough space to put it, but old methods like large backup drives are cumbersome, while unlimited online storage is limited by internet infrastructure.

I see this device as the perfect tool for students. Whether it being sharing files with classmates, having a place to quickly backup files, or simply as media storage, the Link caters to everybody while being extremely portable.

 

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