if reasonably priced, i would buy an "iDrive" portable SSD, HDD, or Hybrid, that is smart, sleek, is / has / must be:
-"wireless re-charging battery" capability in addition to wired USB power.
this could also act as a backup battery to charge my phone
-supplements my iphone or android. must be first class, done right and cannot be / appear cheap in any way at all!
-works directly with apps / sites like Amazon, Netflix, Itunes, etc on my accounts and downloads to always have my content, downloaded and ready music, HD movies, for kids to watch anywhere with airplay / airstream / wired capability.
-Any online purchases or transactions with my info --> automaticdownload of transactions like one place for an e-receipt log or filing system that is secure, no more snapshots or printed transactions. And auto organized for tax purposes or business trips meals, mobile business transactions, etc
-wifi, works with cloud, mycloud, network, and also airplay, airdrop functionality with close range devices
-selectable wireless backup of my PC/Mac/ products including
-all in one iDrive, streaming, backup, portability, features for business, travelers, parents, kids, gamers
-leave it in my backpack, briefcase, purse... always easily connected as needed
- auto wirelessly charging at home, car, work
-auto download / upload to MyCloud. But also selectable options / paths / settings / security for different devices and multiple users
I would like to see WD's response to Seagate's GoFlex Satellite portable HDD.
I would suggest WD to have tri-band GBit WIFI connection in 2.5" Element portable form factor (with built-in Lithium Polymer battery).
'Qualcomm recently released the AR9004TB chipset. This tri-band wireless setup adds 60GHz WiGig to the usual 2.4 and 5GHz dual-band 802.11n formula for "multi-gigabit in-room performance." Though far from finalized, the 802.11ad standard being pushed by the WiGig alliance should be able to hit speeds of 5Gbps."
At 5Gbps, it will be as fast as the new USB 3.0 standard! But now WD don't have to worry about the "weak cable problem"
There are many portable hard drives available for home use that requires USB connectivity. Though USB connectivity is ideal for data transmissions, developing a portable hard drives that also provide wireless connectivity would help for homes with many desktop/laptop/Mac/IPAD devices to share the wireless enabled portable hard drive as a shared drive over the home network much as wireless printers do and facilitate sharing of music, photo and video files easily.
Please feel free to post your opinions on this idea.