Reviews and Problems with Seagate Wireless Plus USB 3.0 (STCK1000100 / STCK1000101 / STCK1000200 / STCK1000300)
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Seagate Wireless Plus
16 April 2014
Summary: Its nearest competitor, the Corsair Voyager Air (Est. $180 for 1 TB) , has a shorter battery life and can't pass Internet access through as the Seagate can. The LaCie Fuel (Est. $200 for 1 TB) can do everything the Seagate can do, but it doesn't do anything much better, and it's slightly pricier. Overall, the Wireless Plus appears to be the best buy in a wireless drive at this time.
Pros: Built-in Wi-Fi, Fast streaming, Long battery life
Summary: The Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB is excellent as an external disk drive. Using its USB 3.0 interface, it works exactly as the
. The performance is excellent.
But it is more than a regular external HDD: the Wireless Plus, as the name says, can be accessed wirelessly. And, thanks to the internal battery, can be used away from a power outlet. You can, for example, keep it inside your backpack, while you watch a movie stored in it on your smartphone screen.
Review – Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB mobile storage device
16 October 2013
Excerpt: Most of us have no problem creating and saving data. Movies, music, word processing, images - you name it, and we probably have it . The problem is how to keep all that data organized, how to find it when we need it, and how to share the data. Over the past few years we have seen a steady increase in network attached storage (NAS) with Seagate having among the most experience in this area.
Conclusion: Acting as a regular hard drive, we tasked it to run the default AS SSD sequential read/write test and to move a 3.35GB folder containing 2,087 files (Windows 8 USB install, incidentally) to-and-fro a Samsung 830 SSD in the host PC. We're comparing the Seagate's performance against the Corsair Voyager Air, a super-fast USB stick from Corsair, and a 2TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 external drive. Absolute speed is largely governed by the quality of the drive inside.
Summary: The Seagate Wireless Plus is an ideal device for you, if you think that the 32GB or 64GB maximum storage limit on your smartphone or tablet is just not enough and you want to carry your whole library along. It is great for content creators and travelling professionals. Its ability to connect multiple devices, share internet connections and ease of use work is in its favour. Battery life is also pretty decent and it can be a great companion on long journeys.
Pros: Great build quality, Easy to use, Decent battery life, Fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds
Cons: Takes 3-4 tries to connect to your device despite Seagate access point being recognized, Native Seagate Media app does not support all movie formats, Range is not quite great
Excerpt: Media on the go, that’s the continued direction that mobile devices are heading. Whether it is a smartphone, a tablet, netbook, etc…, being able to enjoy media on the go is one of the many benefits these devices provide. However, even though available storage in most mobile devices continues to increase, with the common availability of HD video these days, there just never seems to enough space for your ever growing media library.
Conclusion: Think of the Seagate Wireless Plus wireless media hard drive as a streaming photo, video, and music library for your family's phones, tablets, and laptops.
Pros: Caches media lists. Responds faster than previous iterations. USM connector. Large capaicty wireless storage for iOS devices, Kindle Fire, and Android. Passes Internet through. Works with some smart TVs and DLNA devices. Can use drag and drop or Media Sync app. Works with browsers in laptops and desktops.
Cons: Easily misplaced USM port cover. Some videos play in browser, some in the Seagate Media app.
Conclusion: So, we’re a bit torn. The Wireless Plus only justifies its premium price if you use it as a streamer of media content. Otherwise, if you’re just using this device tethered to a laptop or desktop most of the time, you’re better off sticking to a simple, much cheaper USB 3.0-friendly device with the same or more storage capacity.
Pros: Speedy over USB 3.0 interface, Allows you to connect wirelessly to drive and Web at same time, Supports DLNA streaming
Cons: Slow Wi-Fi speeds, Web interface lacks advanced features, No built-in user manual, Limited streaming connections supported