Updated 4 Feb 2016

Seagate

Wireless

Snapshot: The Seagate Wireless is a 500GB wireless portable storage device that has HDD storage. How well does it perform?

Wireless
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$157

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Test results

Overall score
68
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • Supports AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4 and WMV on Android.
  • Supports MKV, MOV and MP4 on iOS.

But

  • Just OK performance.
  • Doesn’t support AVI and WMV on iOS.
  • No 3G/4G pass through.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (40%): assesses write and read rates, video streaming and music streaming.
Ease of use (60%): assesses connecting to the drive, connecting to the internet, browsing files, backing up and copying files and hardware design.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$157
Type
Wireless portable storage device

Specifications

Stated capacity (GB)
500
Formatted capacity (GB)
465
Default file format

NTFS

Weight (kg)
273
D x W x H (mm)
119 x 119 x 17
Write rate (MB/sec)
31
Read rate (MB/sec)
35
Write time (seconds)
-
Read time (seconds)
-
Wireless protocols (802.11)
n
Wireless bands (GHz)
2.4
Claimed number of concurrent wireless connections
3
Battery life (hh:mm)
04:08

Features

Thunderbolt port
-
Encryption type
-
Supplied backup software
-
Online storage

-

Kensington lock
-
Ethernet port
No
Internet sharing for Wi-Fi (GB)
Yes
Internet sharing for 3G/4G
No
Android AVI
Yes
iOS AVI
No
Android MKV
Yes
iOS MKV
Yes
Android MOV
Yes
iOS MOV
Yes
Android MP4
Yes
iOS MP4
Yes
Android WMV
Yes
iOS WMV
No