How many people would buy a Seagate wireless hard drive for their iDevice?

Discussion in 'Portable WIFI Drives' started by SonicBodhi, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. miket5au

    miket5au
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    127
    Thanks Received:
    3
    I prefer Seagate to WD because Seagate have a local address to send the drives to rather then having to send them to Singapore ($10 to Sydney or $30 to Singapore).
     
  2. InkyMyCat

    InkyMyCat
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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.
     
  3. MoreAwsomeThanYouAre

    MoreAwsomeThanYouAre
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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
     
  4. Somerled

    Somerled
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    522
    Thanks Received:
    25
    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.
     
  5. MoreAwsomeThanYouAre

    MoreAwsomeThanYouAre
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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
     
  6. Diane B

    Diane B
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    884
    Thanks Received:
    215
    [QUOTE="
    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.[/QUOTE]

    I realize this is an old thread but....I have the Seagate Wireless Plus and do find it a good working harddrive (I have Lacies now for my Macbook Pro) but as a photographer find it lacking from the standpoint of it not backing a RAW file--the format I shoot in. I have looked at WD My Passbook Wireless but still can't determine if it would allow a backup of RAW files--I don't want to upload a whole SD card but upload the SD to my Ipad Pro 12.7", select which files I wish to upload. I keep my SD cards and upload to my Macbook Pro via Lightroom at some point when home--but as I use my Ipad Pro more and more (I've had an Ipad since the first week or two and last year switched entirely to Apple from years of custom built Window PCs and have found the Pencil a terrific tool for photo processing in a number of apps) I find a need for a backup mobile drive for it when traveling. If anyone has experience with a drive that will accept a raw file, appreciate any info.

    Diane Fields
     
  7. Diane B

    Diane B
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    884
    Thanks Received:
    215
    I realize this is an old thread but....I have the Seagate Wireless Plus and do find it a good working harddrive (I have Lacies now for my Macbook Pro) but as a photographer find it lacking from the standpoint of it not backing a RAW file--the format I shoot in. I have looked at WD My Passbook Wireless but still can't determine if it would allow a backup of RAW files--I don't want to upload a whole SD card but upload the SD to my Ipad Pro 12.7", select which files I wish to upload. I keep my SD cards and upload to my Macbook Pro via Lightroom at some point when home--but as I use my Ipad Pro more and more (I've had an Ipad since the first week or two and last year switched entirely to Apple from years of custom built Window PCs and have found the Pencil a terrific tool for photo processing in a number of apps) I find a need for a backup mobile drive for it when traveling. If anyone has experience with a drive that will accept a raw file, appreciate any info.

    Diane Fields[/QUOTE]
    Thought I would update this--I did buy the WD MyPassbook Wireless and find it quite good--RAW, etc. It works via app as promised, I use it strictly as a bridge drive for travel but can then upload from it to my Macbook/external drives.
     

Share This Page


Search tags for this page
buy seagate wireless plus canada
,
gopro
,
samsung wireless plus review
,

seagate

,
seagate wifi storage ppt
,

seagate wireless plus

,
seagate wireless plus and go pro
,

seagate wireless plus url

,

wifi hard drive

,

wireless plus