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. Most users also like it for this purpose, but some say that the wireless connection can be unstable. They also have some complaints about usability.
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.
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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
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. It could even act as a portable NAS drive of sorts for traveling business folk.
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 using your device's native storage capabilities, Swappable adapters means the Wireless Plus can take any type of connection
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