Excerpt: I bought this HD to back-up photos when I travel with an Adroid tablet. My intention was to copy the photos from an usb device attached to the tablet for the Wireless HD. It isn´t possible, neither from the ext sd card if you have one in your tablet. You can copy only from the tablet´s main memory. You have to install an App to use the HD with the tablet. I don´t know why there is this limitation. It´s a software problem.
Summary: Getting to grips with this supposedly simple device has been frustrating. I bought the Seagate Wireless Plus to accompany me on an overseas trip, with the express purpose of acting as a photo back-up device. As an amateur enthusiast, I shoot in Canon raw format (.CR2), and these files are about 20-25mb each--hence a 32Gb iPad is an insufficient tool for storing thousands of images.
When it works it's amazing, but that's only 80% of the time
Z. Freeman "Zach", Amazon
10 March 2013
Summary: When this device works properly (which is about 80% of the time) it's amazing. I have a huge music collection and it's always frustrating to me not to be able to get to all of my music on my iPhone - the cloud would be fine but I can't always guarantee a Wi-Fi connection (especially on the subway) so that option doesn't work for me.
Summary: Over the years I've owned several Seagate products, including a few drives from their GoFlex line. While some products worked very well, others had its share of hiccups. When I received this item, I initially thought -- I've got plenty of portable and external HDs, why would I need this? After I put it through its paces, I now know it can serve a useful purpose in not only my daily life, but my home/mobile entertainment system as well.
Summary: The Wireless Plus 1 TB works for me as advertised but I'm extremely disappointed, from the battery longevity standpoint. The tell you, "Capacity - 500 hi def movies." True. But on two different occasions I played a 2 hour HD movie on my fully charged Wireless Plus and the the battery capacity went from in the 90% range to into the 50% range. So the way I figure that's about 5 hours instead of 10 of HD movie viewing.
Summary: When you first load media onto the device, don’t expect it to show up right away. The hard drive will need some time to index the files by type and read the ID3 tags of the music. In my test scenario, I transferred 315 GB of music and videos to the hard drive and it took the drive several hours to index everything so it would show up. So don’t expect to load the drive with media and then scoot out the door expecting all of the media to be available right away.
Pros: This is truly an interesting product. Many times I’ve been limited by my phone’s anemic 16 GB of memory, especially when travelling. Anyone who loads up movies on their mobile devices for the kids to watch while on the road will tell you that it doesn't take long before you’re all filled up. How would you like your smart phone or tablet to have 1 TB of media storage?? Honestly, I wish I had this device on my last vacation.
Cons: To start, the Seagate software and the browser interface for the hard drive are just not that good. My biggest complaint would have to be that the music you load on the device is organized by its ID3 tags (artist, album, etc.). That sounds nice, however you cannot sort music by the track number. Each album lists the tracks in alphabetical order, not track order. This is a deal-breaker for albums that are meant to be played in a certain order. Pink Floyd’s The Wall is ...