Nearly a few years more back memory sizes of individual computers were estimated in Mb. At present even to the best configuration of iPad on 128 Gb to much can seem not enough. Music, a photo, films and TV series in HD quality – all this takes impressing volumes of a disk place and nonpluses thrifty users. Together with an impracticability of connection of external stores the situation could be hopeless. But specialists of Seagate offered the decision, having let out the wireless hard disks working with means of Wi – Fi – connections. But whether are they panacea? We also will try to learn it in the review.
Seagate Wireless Plus (1 Tb)
In an exterior of a wireless hard disk there is completely nothing unusual, distinguishing it from brothers. The standard case from plastic has the sizes of 127x89x19,9 mm and weight of 256 g. Such dimensions in any way cannot be called the most small-sized in comparison to wire analogs. But it is worth to remember that Seagate Wireless Plus is also equipped integrated the akkumy.
The highest part of the case is executed from the grayish plastic stylized under metal. In a corner there are two light-emitting diodes, a disk signaling about work and the Wi-Fi-module. On one of lateral sides the button of turning on of the device, and on another – the socket for power supply connection is placed. At an end face there is the plastic cap covering SATA коннектор. In a set there is a special adapter to connect a hard disk to version 3.0 USB.
The set of delivery does not differ variety. Without considering the most hard disk in a box it is possible to find only a cable for a charging and an aforementioned wire for connection to a computer outright.
In the old manner
By USB Seagate Wireless Plus is determined as absolutely ordinary external store. Any additional drivers and appendices it is not required. Tests of speed of reading and record for USB 3.0 in the Black Magic appendix show the subsequent results:
For comparison, results of the external hard disk Western Digital My Passport in capacity of 1 Tb:
Or even integrated SSD MacBook Air:
Such makary Seagate Wireless Plus will eclipse till speed many modern external hard disks, but, naturally, considerably loses on comparison to integrated SSD.
In a wireless mode the device does by the machine gun the Wi-fi network to which it is possible to be connected with though what computer, a tablet, phone or other device supporting DLNA.
In a case with Mac or the personal computer under control of Windows access to file system is carried out via the browser. Having connected on wireless connection to a hard disk, we open a starting page and we get to the interface web version. He actually absolutely repeats external shape of the appendix for iOS and Android.
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All content on a hard disk shares the machine gun on some sections: video, photo, music and documents. Also there is an access to file system outright.
To chagrin, video sorting almost absolutely is absent. But on genres, albums and performers it is possible to order music.
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The descent should direct attention that before us the ordinary manager of a content. Neither the web interface, nor the appendix for iOS or Android cannot code a media library. It means that for viewing of films on iPad or iPhone it is necessary to load them in a format read by the device.
There is also other option: to download the file from a disk in memory of a tablet and to use for viewing by the extraneous appendix, as for example AVPlayerHD or though what another.
Access to a web to a usage time of a hard disk is especially realized. As you are connected to Seagate Wireless Plus, connection with a network will interrupt. But you can adjust an exit in online through the appendix. It is realized so that the disk is connected to a point of access, and already through it the signal is transferred to a tablet or phone. In principle, that method of special troubles does not deliver, though I and did not call its faultless.
Speed of a file transfer on a hard disk in a wireless mode it is essential below, than on USB. At theoretical level the integrated Wi-fi module 802.11n can provide the channel directly to 150 Mbps, but in reality average speed makes 30 Mbps. The file in the size about 250 Mb registers in a disk the little longer 1 minutes and is downloaded from a disk approximately for as much.
With permission 720p Seagate Wireless Plus surely keeps communication with 3-4 devices in potokovy transfer of video. To look films from a hard disk it is possible at once all family. And here 3 streams in 1080p already start to glitch. Naturally, almost everything is in dependence from certain files, but I consider that the result can be called the quite good.
In the independent Seagate Wireless Plus mode will work 8-10 hours, it is dependent on intensity of use. The total charge will suffice, for example, for the whole day of viewing of films at once from several devices. Daily working needs and at all will not spend a resource аккума even in 2-3 days.
Seagate GoFlex Satellite (500 Gb)
Before us more raneshny model of a wireless hard disk from the Seagate company.
The external shape of the device differs from Seagate Wireless Plus not enough. A little huge dimensions (120x90x22 mm) and weight (267 g) are actually imperceptible.
From above the case is covered with black glossy plastic. It rather easily soiled and povsevremenno will be splodgy with fingerprints. Placement of the button of inclusion, diodes and cap SATA коннектора the similar.
Rather suddenly was to behold in a box additional a car a charging. It is pleasant that engineers took care of such aspects, and you can запитать a disk not only only at home and in the car, without necessity of purchase of additional accessories.
Work on a wire
As well as Seagate Wireless Plus, GoFlex Satellite supports data transmission on USB 3.0. Speed of record and reading files according to the Black Magic appendix the subsequent:
Apparently from tests, GoFlex Satellite considerably concedes Seagate Wireless Plus. Speed of a hard disk practically on the third part less senior model also is comparable with fruits of the majority of external hard disks.
The mode of wireless connection works absolutely similar to Seagate Wireless Plus. Even on iOS and Android the same appendix is used. Only the web interface which at GoFlex Satellite is slightly simpler a little differs. For example, there are less than abilities of sorting of files.
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Speed of a file transfer on Wi-Fi is restrained 30 Mbps. It means that in a question of wireless connection of boundaries of Seagate Wireless Plus and GoFlex Satellite there is no a distinction.
Developers promise us directly till 5 o’clock independent use. The declared numbers are similar to the truth. The full charging of a disk suffices more than at 4 o’clock potokovy playing of video on one device.
Wireless hard disks – a product fascinating and promising. By means of it it is possible to make own cloudy storage for all own media library or to use the device in the old manner, with a wire. For fans of travel a device it becomes indispensable the reliable friend on far trips. At all this to work with a disk it is possible not only only alone so you never should argue with close and native for what at present turn to look the film.
To get Seagate Wireless Plus and Seagate GoFlex Satellite