Excerpt: I hate! The connection failed at all times I used. After the connection fails, the device is not recognized, so do not reestablish the connection until you restart the iphone, computer or tablet. It does not have an efficient system to turn off. Even if you do not want to use the device remains active wasting the battery (would last 10 hours...).
Cons: Difficult To Use, Inefficient, Unreliable, Unstable
Summary: I purchased this product because I thought it would be great to use on trips to store more movies than my 16 GB iPad. Documentation is very cryptic to use from a Mac Mini. At first it worked OK from the iPad but when it would not play from the Mac Mini I contacted Seagate support. The had me reformat the drive and install updated firmware. Now it plays on the MAC mini but the video jitters when played with Quicktime.
Summary: What a waste of my time purchasing this for my wife's Ipad. After several hours messing with firmware and creating a unsecure wifi network, so it could gain access the internet, it still will not connect to my secured wifi network, regardless of firmware. Also, no thumbnails for photos, a major flaw on it's own. This is just typical for Apple-ish devices, such a simple task, the likes of a NAS device, requires the user to jump through hoops.
Summary: I bought this device to use with my iPad. I am generally NOT an Apple fan! but this iPad Air is awesome.... Anyway... When I received this item, I plugged it in and it instantly worked... Perfectly Ok, I spent 20 hours or so loading my media to it. I incurred several problems when most of my memory on the iPad was nearly full, which I can't exactly document precisely, but cost some data loss.
Summary: purchased in december, failed in march after being used perhaps 5 times as a backup drive. 3 other drives i have been in use for 1-2 years each. i bought this because of the wireless capability, but i'm going back to wired.