This is a discussion on How many people would buy a Seagate wireless hard drive for their iDevice? within the Portable WIFI Drives forums, part of the iPAD Connect category; Originally Posted by SonicBodhi As a system builder since '97 I agree with you that failing owning a Seagate, I would use a western digital. ...
I'll buy one once I can afford it. It would be great if apple would have a memory slot on there Apple products but I don't see apple doing that when they can get extra money out of us. I have a Seagate 2.5 inch drive I've had for over 5 years now.
I would wait I have a seagate network (ex)ternernal drive my mom and my aunt has the wifi-drives they are cool you can see then from every wifi if you have a smart tv u can watch,listen,learn
Dot dot dot etc from the drive with it still being plugged up to the computer ( I only know about the LG smart 3d tvb cause that show my mom works) her wifi drive can b inher office (locked door) and my sister can watch cartoones
But the wifi and network drives are built almost alike they r built simililar to computers they have their own modem and CPU and such stuff All three of r drives stopped working around the same time if you have a lot of power outages ( which is what happens here a lot) ours went out during a storm mine u just ha e to put back one one but all three of ours was knocked offline ( we live in the same st. Different areas) my modem was fried and I had to get a replacement unless u have a backup battery it will be fine WD (Westernal Digital) is not any better the slightest knock will render the knock if death ( just b careful with these) both me and my aunt have broken one they are so delicate all u ha e to do is blow on it an it will not work
Good luck I hoped this helped
As I needed something for a trip coming up (both to play movies and to copy photos to from my phone) I picked up the Seagate Wireless drive. At 1 TB, I can put all my movies (at this time) on it (690GB) and have room for the photos.
Using firewire 800 on my Mini, I copied all the movies over and it took just 2 hours and change. Nice. I upgraded the firmware and then set about to checking out how it worked. I was able to play different formats (SD and HD) with no problem. Since all of my movies are in iTunes anyway, I had no issue with file format. I also tried playing movies I purchased in iTunes. As my iPad is synched to iTunes, it worked how the site said it would; it used Safari and the quality was as good as if using the native player. Next, I took some photos with my iPhone and proceded to copy them to the device with no issue. It created a folder on the drive with the iPhone's name on it and put the photos in a Photos folder under it. It was also viewable from my iPad as well and can be copied then to the Camera Roll for editing. Thinking huge sharing capability here, lots going on in my head on this one... I also decided to see how the throughput was and watched a movie on the iPad while copying more photos to the drive from the iPhone. No skipping whatsoever.
I already have a Zagg Spark3, so I have plenty of juice for the drive just in case. I like the design of this drive, and I think the capabilities will fall right in line with my expectations. It also plays nice with other wifi networks - allowing you to first connect to it, then piggyback off and connect to another wifi network for internet. works well, and I had no issues connecting to my home wifi after connecting to the drive.
Man, the ability to share photos and copy them up. I have the Camera Kit, and can see shooting the day away with my DSLR and then copying them to the iPad via kit then to the drive and clearing my iPad. Yep, lots of ideas coming. Can do the same with my GoPro!
Say what you will on Seagate, the drive comes with a 3 year warranty. I dont expect it to be a backup or only copy drive. It will be a working drive. And no, I dont sell computer equipment in any way. Just giving my day-one quick review.
MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Gen3 32GB WiFi, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV Gen 3 & Gen2
Sry I bought another Seagate alwell ( I have a major problem with computers and I back up most things) It is just these wifi or router (ex) ternal hard drives relly get me