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conclusion:We like it

83 January 31st 2013 3:14 pm

The Wireless Plus is a portable backup drive that doubles as a WiFi hotspot, letting you stream media files and share data with smartphones, tablets, and other devices. With 1TB of storage, the ability to stream to 3 devices simultaneously, and battery life of up to 10 hours, the Wireless Plus is, as Network World puts it, "essential if you have a ton of multimedia content (let's say more than 64GB) that you'd like to access at any time, or if you want multiple users to access different content from different devices." Wired concurs, saying video playback from the drive is "flawless and basically buffer-free," and that it's well worth its price, "especially if you spend a lot of time on planes, in hotels, or at your in-laws’ house."

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8.0
CNET Jan 6, 2013

If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.

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8.0
Computerworld Jan 16, 2013

This unit is essential if you have a ton of multimedia content (let's say more than 64GB) that you'd like to access at any time, or if you want multiple users to access different content from different devices.

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8.0
Wired Jan 6, 2013

Gives your tablet access to a vast media library wherever you are, with or without a Wi-Fi connection. Solid performance... Convenience comes at a price. Drive is slightly bulkier and heavier than other 1TB options.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Jan 28, 2013

With the Wireless Plus, Seagate has resolved every issue we had with its original wireless hard drive. Best of all, it doubled the storage, while keeping the price at $199.

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8.0
PC Mag Mar 14, 2013

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.

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8.0
Computerworld Apr 2, 2013

The SSD issue aside, the Seagate Wireless Plus drive would be a great addition to anyone's mobile content stores. It's relatively easy to use and offers a significant amount of additional storage and flexibility by which to access it.

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8.0
Macworld Apr 12, 2013

The Wireless Plus provides a ton of storage and easy accessibility for all my devices. It has found a place in my backpack next to my iPad—at least until the 1TB iPad eventually comes along.

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7.0
Ars Technica Mar 13, 2013

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.

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8.0
PC World Australia Mar 30, 2013

Seagate's Wireless Plus offers a good way to stream media content to multiple mobile devices, whether you're at home or on the road. It's a little cumbersome to set up, but it does its intended job very well. And you can use it as a regular external hard drive, too.

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9.0
TechRadar Jun 23, 2014

If money is no object, then this is probably the best wireless autonomous storage device on the market. It is elegant, has tons of storage and a battery life that is superior to almost all of its competitors.

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9.0
Gadget Review Jan 13, 2013

There are a few niggling negatives. But this is a great device that could only get better. It’s a fantastic external High Speed USB 3.0 drive and a terrific wireless access storage solution with ample capacity.

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First Looks

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CNET Jan 6, 2013

Despite the doubled storage space and better battery life, the Wireless Plus manages to remain more compact that its predecessor, the Seagate Satellite.

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Laptop Magazine Jan 6, 2013

The drive itself is not much larger than a traditional external hard drive, and has a plastic enclosure that looks like brushed metal on top and a soft-touch finish on the bottom. As with other Seagate drives, the Wireless Plus uses its GoFlex system.

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SlashGear Jan 7, 2013

As far as size and weight, the Wireless Plus is still a bit large, but it’s smaller than its predecessor and is only barely larger than Seagate’s regular hard drives.

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9.0
nitehawk nitehawk

I'll post more updates about this as time goes on, but for now I'm excited to sink my teeth into this hot product! So far it looks good, is really small and I can access the media from my iPhone and iPad. Transferring files is simple and fast. Playing music and displaying photos is fast as well,...

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9.0
bbuskey bbuskey

It does exactly what I need it to do. I can watch my movies on it when/wherever I want and I can upload my daily's from my iPhone Camera Roll for storage until I get home. So far, battery life has been nice, and with a Zagg Spark 3, I really dont have any complaints on the battery.

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