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Firmware Update for GoFlex Satellite Available

So by now you’ve heard the news about this little device called the iPhone 5, right?  It’s being touted by Apple as the “the most beautiful product we have ever made.”  As part of the launch of this new device, Apple is also launching iOS 6.

Never being out of step technologically, we now have a firmware update available for our Seagate Satellite device. If you use Seagate GoFlex Satellite™ with an iPad®, iPhone® or iPod™ touch and are planning to upgrade any of your Apple® mobile devices to iOS 6, a firmware update on your GoFlex Satellite product is mandatory in order to maintain compatibility. Without this firmware update, your Apple mobile device will not be able to connect to the Wi-Fi network created by your GoFlex Satellite device.

Trust me when I say that updating GoFlex Satellite is simple and will only take a couple of minutes. It’s so simple, that I’ve even documented the instructions for you below.

So get updated today so you can get back into your media-streaming groove.

Instructions for the latest Firmware Update to Seagate Satellite:
Step 1
Fully charge the GoFlex Satellite drive.

Step 2
Exit the GoFlex Media App on your mobile or tablet device.

Step 3
Connect your GoFlex Satellite to your computer using the USB Adapter.

Step 4
DOWNLOAD the Satellite Firmware to your computer and copy the downloaded file to your GoFlex Satellite. (Do not put it in a folder)
Note: Filename is satellite_firmware_xf_DVT_1.3.6.001.bin (do not rename this file)

Step 5
Safely remove the GoFlex Satellite drive.
a. For Windows – use the safe remove hardware icon by the clock
b. For Mac OS – click the eject icon in the finder in Mac OS.

Step 6
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.

Step 7
Power on the GoFlex Satellite and let it update. (2-3 Minutes) DO NOT ATTEMPT to connect to the Satellite until the Wi-Fi light on the drive stops blinking. Once the Wi-Fi light stops blinking the GoFlex Satellite is ready to use.



  • Ismael Says:

    Hi, I need some help. My goflex satellite initially worked (very briefly) with Windows 7 OS. But later on I used it in another PC with Vista. Now my goflex only works with Vista. When plug it with Windows 7 OS laptop goflex is ‘somewhat’ detected but says NTFS just beneath the drive and access to the contents is denied.

    How could you help me to resolve this problem. As all my pcs and laptops have Windows 7 except for one which operates on Vista and my goflex now works only with this pc.

    Thank you…. awaiting for a favourable solution…

    Ismael Faiz

  • Hi Ismael,

    Thanks for your post. I’d recommend getting connected with our support staff as they’ll be able to help you resolve this issue. We have various contact options including Facebook ( Twitter ( and of course our main web site (

    They have a quick turn around time and should be able to resolve this with you pretty quickly.



  • This worked wonders for me. WiFi is now detectable again and connecting as it should.
    Your the Man!
    ;) ~

    Thanks again,

  • I have tried to upgrade my GoFlex Satelite but without sucess. I have downloaded new firmware from official website (however with ext *.tar not *.bin as should be according Instruction), any idea what’s going wrong. Or where can I find *.bin file ?


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