Having access to thousands of gigabytes worth of storage is always handy in this age of high-definition movies. Games, too, are starting to require tens of gigabytes of digital storage, and with the arrival of 4K movies – which are over four times the size of 1080p movies – lots of storage space is not just handy, it’s a necessity.
But even terabytes of storage are no longer enough to meet the needs of an ever-advancing society. Now, people need ways of accessing whatever is on those external drives that transcends USB 3.0 connections, and that’s where Seagate’s Wireless Plus range of portable hard drives come in.
The Wireless Plus is a portable hard drive, WiFi hotspot and media player complement all rolled into a single device. It not only offers up to 2TB of storage space, but its built-in WiFi radio lets every device that supports WiFi connect to it in order to access its contents, which really opens up the options for savvy, connected consumers.
Do you spend a lot of time in airports and on planes? Take the Wireless Plus along with you and watch your own selection of video content on your phone or tablet over WiFi. It has a built-in battery that will keep you going on those long-haul flights, and it lasts for up to 10 hours before requiring a recharge.
You can even share the drive with up to three people, all of whom can stream their own videos without straining the drive beyond its capabilities.
And of course, when connected to a PC with a USB 3.0 port, expect data transfers to fly along at close to 100MB per second.
But Seagate didn’t stop there – they also made it DLNA-certified, which means if you own a Smart TV or a media player that supports the standard, it will work with them. Simply connect it and your media players will detect it and use it as a data source. Some TVs even have a Seagate Media app that’ll let you show off pics stored on the drive on the big screen.
Even Apple fans won’t feel left out as the Wireless Plus is also AirPlay-certified, and can stream media directly to your Apple TV and music to your AirPlay-enabled speakers, turning into a true media enthusiast’s delight.
Seagate has thrown everything at the Wireless Plus to meet the widest range of storage needs possible, and has produced the perfect portable storage solution for modern tech consumers.
- Up to 2TB of external storage
- Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- USB 3.0 wired connection
- Is 2TB enough anymore?