Seagate Wireless Plus portable hard drive brings two important features on your desk. First a wireless connectivity to the hard drive storage. No usb cable needed, no need to worry about USB-OTG connection for android devices. And second a huge space to put HD Videos, HD images and lots of files. Everything is accessible through simple wireless connectivity. The hard drive can be access through LAN and internet also. All you have to do is turn on the drive and scan it on your wifi network. Tap on it and you are connected to it. The configuration for that can be done through Seagate Media App. You have to connect the drive on the wireless network of your home or office and you can access the data through lan network. This drives falls at the price range of Rs.15000 approx for 2TB and around Rs.10,000 approx for 1TB Storage. Seagate Wireless Plus is the only product that provides such a high storage capacity with wifi connection. There are more portables and cheaper one, but if you need a composite device that feature not only good/simple connectivity and a very high storage space, then you have to take a look on Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB.
The model that we are going to review today is STVC2000300. The highest capacity drive. You can only access it through Seagate Media App or through web browser. But you cannot stream video and copy files in the hard drive at the same time. Which is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platform. It is recommended not to format the hard drive completely. It would loose important files that are required for connectivity. There are lots of features in this drive which are worth to discuss. After using it for a while, I do not really found it very costly. Because of its benefits. Like it has a integrated battery that might work well for 6 to 8 hrs depending on the usage. If you are using it only for accessing your files, then battery work longer. HD video streaming consume more. Seagate promises upto 10hrs of battery life. And it really works. Just turn it off when not using. It provide you seamless connectivity with multiple devices. It does not appear as a shared storage in the lan network. You have to connect to the drive wifi to access data. You can add a password and secure that. It provide you option to access data through a web browser by typing http://www.seagatewireless.com/ in the browser. Using Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive simple. The setup does not take much time. You can save a lot amount of space of your Smartphone, tablet and pc by having this one. A few things to take care is charge the hard drive only through its official usb 3.0 charger. Do not use a pc or laptop for charging. It won't work. This drive requires a bit more power to charge. And for that a separate charger is provided.
- Seamless Wireless Connectivity
- High Storage Space
- Portable Design
- Free Seagate Media App for Android, iOS, Kindle, and Windows Phone
- Upto 10hrs of battery life once fully charged.
- Auto Sync with Google Drive & Dropbox
- Connect upto 7 devices with the drive for streaming.
- Download movies, photos and files to your phone from the drive
- Smart TV, DLNA and Airplay support. Now stream files on your widescreen TV.
- Comes in 500GB, 1TB & 2TB Capacity
What is in the Box?
- Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage
- USB 3.0 adapter with detachable cable
- Compact wall adapter with USB-to-DC Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- 3-year limited warranty
Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive is portable and bit heavy also. It has a thick design. The size is just perfect. You can put that in your bag or in your pocket. Due to high storage the device gets a bit heavy also. Most of this drive runs on laptop hard drive. There can be dual inside the box. In the above image you can see the drive size. I had kept it next to Moto X Smartphone.
After turning it on there are two light indicators on the top. A green light for power and battery status. When there is low battery it turns to red and the blue one for wireless connectivity. It blinks on start and then stable after few seconds. after that you can start Seagate Media app to connect. If you are using Smartphone then go in the wifi section first and tap on the drive name. Then launch Seagate Media App. Your device will be disconnected from any other active wifi connection.
A power button sites on the left top. You can turn off the drive when not using. This will help you to save some battery. The size is not much annoying when you are handling it. You can place it nicely in bag. It is a heavy to carry in the pocket. The range is good. You can turn it on and put that in your bag. The streaming still works well. Do add a password to protect your files.
Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive has as usb 3.0 port. This means good data transfer speed. You can use different Seagate software for automatic backup. You can download Seagate Cloud Back and Seagate PC Software from the official site. Once you connect the drive to the pc, the software will automatically copy your files to the drive. You can also connect Google Drive and Dropbox to that. This help you to keep your files on multiple places.
Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive has a thick plastic enclosure. It is not durable. You must protect the drive from shock and water. You can use a pouch or some type of cover for it. Streaming files is simple on the same. Maximum 7 devices can access file from it. If you are sitting to much far then you might see buffering issue. You can play your videos in the default video player of Seagate Media App. It usually supports a lot amount of video and image format. But it is recommended to use the most common one like mp4, avi, etc. You can also choose your own media player. for that you have to go in the settings and remove tick from Use the Apps player. Next them when you tap on video you will get a small popup window from where you can choose installed players. MX Player is the best one for android. It plays all type of video format.
Connectivity & Performance:
I had connected around 4 devices to the hard drive and it work well for streaming hd videos. You can use it in the entire room. Wifi connectivity is good here. You can see the signal strength on the wifi icon of your android or ios device. It is best for multimedia streaming. You can add hundreds of images on that and let people see your content on their phone. You can download any of them if you want and save that in the phone or tablet. You can also turn on the web connectivity where you get a url to access all the drive content. Everything works well only if you are connected to the drive wifi. Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive creates personal wifi network. On which all devices have to connect to share the files. It is good to add a nice password so that your data does not remains available for all. The usage gets extended by connecting the drive to separate wifi network. That allow the drive to appear in Windows or Apple Lan network. This makes it more useful.
You don't have to use a pc for storing files, you can just turn on the drive and allow a simple shared storage space. Battery life of Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive is impressive. It works well for the entire day with mixed usage. Like photos, videos and files. You can only copy files from the drive through Seagate Media App, you cannot move in it. For that you have to use a laptop. Connect it to the Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive network and then it will appear as a media storage in network places. You can move files through that.
Seagate Media App Screenshots:
Seagate Media App is your default gateway to access content of Wireless Plus storage. To use you have to turn on the drive and then go in the wifi section of your Smartphone or tablet. And connect to the Seagate drive. Then from the left side you can swipe out to checkout different categories. A few screenshots below can explain everything.
Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive is a great product. it is a multipurpose drive. Simple wifi connection and fast data transfer speed on usb 3.0 makes it a amazing storage solution. Due to wifi connection in it, the drive becomes more handy. It takes less time to share anything with others. Just start the Seagate Media App and share your files. A web browser access makes sharing more easy. Those who are not having the media app can use url to open up the files. They can open the same in their favorite web browser. Security remains limited to password only. It is no doubt that Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB External Hard Drive is a best in the wireless storage product line. it will be wrong to say that it is a costly drive. it already gives you so many features and simple connectivity with different portable devices. With that you have Google Drive and Dropbox Sync to store backup your files on different places. Battery is also good.
- Compact Design
- USB 3.0
- Wireless connection
- Good Battery
- Good Coverage
- Charge only through power charger not through PC USB port