Reviews and Problems with Seagate Wireless Plus USB 3.0 (STCK1000100 / STCK1000101 / STCK1000200 / STCK1000300)
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Seagate Wireless Plus
16 April 2014
Conclusion: The Seagate Wireless Plus provides 1 TB of storage that you can access wirelessly from up to eight devices. Professionals say it works well as a media server for streaming music and videos to portable devices.
Pros: Built-in Wi-Fi, Fast streaming, Long battery life
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.
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.
Excerpt: Our lives are becoming mobile-centric thanks to our reliance on mobile internet devices but smartphones and tablets still come with limited memory. Of course, you can add a higher capacity microSD card or connect a USB pen drive to your tablet.
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.
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 ...
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...
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
The Seagate Wireless Plus portable hard drive—when 128GB just isn’t enough
13 March 2013
Conclusion: The Seagate Wireless Plus certainly offers plenty of space for your media, whether it's music, movies, photos, or other miscellaneous files you might need. It'd be great for family road trips a few hours away or solo plane rides across the Atlantic.
Pros: Streams HD content to three devices simultaneously; eight for things like documents and photos, 1TB capacity lets you use limited smartphone or tablet space for things other than media files, Extremely portable, easy to stow away in your carry on, Much easier to bring along kids' content without ...
Cons: App won't play MKV or AVI files on either Android or iOS devices, Mac users have to install NTFS driver, Battery life is a bit shorter than advertised, The price tag—$200 is rather steep for a commodity product
Excerpt: With the debut of the Wireless Plus at CES this past January, I've been eagerly awaiting my shot at testing out Seagate's brand new wireless media hard drive. After ditching my MacBook Air – and all of it's storage – for the iPad, having portable storage on the go is a must.