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The Best Wireless Hard Drive for iPad

Updated on January 24, 2016

With the ability to connect up to 8 wireless devices into a single wireless drive, the Seagate Wireless Plus is the best wireless hard drive for my iPad. The Seagate Media App for any iOS device is a free app through which photos, videos and music can be streamed wirelessly among all supported devices.

To be precise, up to 3 movies at the same time to three different iPads (or iPhones, Android phones etc) and still connect to 8 other devices at the same time.

Seagate Wireless Hard Drive: Seagate Wireless Plus
Seagate Wireless Hard Drive: Seagate Wireless Plus | Source

Seagate Wireless Plus in Figures

Storage Sizes Available: 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB
Application for iPad: Seagate Media (available in 13 languages)
Wireless Specifications: 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless Range: 150 feet

Software and File Formats Supported

Seagate has its own native app through which the contents of the hard drive can be reached. The app is free and is available for download through iTunes. Almost major HD video formats including mp4, audio formats including MP3, M4A, AAC and Apple Lossless formats, JPG pictures can be streamed without having to download natively into the iPad.

The wireless hard drive also supports document processors like Word, Acrobat Reader and iWork. All these benefits are eight folds because 8 devices can read and be connected to it at the same time. For example, while the dad is busy working on his office papers, the children can see movies from the hard drive from their own iPad while mom is busy cooking dinner while listening to her favorite album in the kitchen - all from the same portable wireless hard drive.

Pros of Seagate Wireless Plus Hard Drive for iPad

  • Ability to use a WiFi hotspot
  • compact design, only 0.59 lbs weight
  • buffer-free HD video playback without wires
  • offers the option to download the content natively if it cannot be streamed (with speeds up to 150Mbps)
  • Outstanding support for internet sharing
  • a card charger is also available (but not included in the bundle)

Cons of the Wireless Hard Drive

  • does not support the 5GHz WiFi frequency

Available Sizes

Models of Seagate Wireless Plus with Built-in-Wifi
4 stars for Seagate Wireless Plus Portable Hard Drive for iPad
The hard drive can stream wireless signals for more than 10 hours
The hard drive can stream wireless signals for more than 10 hours | Source

What Makes It The Best Wireless Hard Drive for iPad

One of the most prominent features is the massive battery life of 10 hours. Imagine never going out of battery when watching movie in camping. It has the best battery life in the entire portable hard drive industry as well as the smallest size. The price of the wireless drive starts at $130 (check today's price).

The wireless drive can also be used as a wireless internet hub. If you are using a WiFi PC dongle while you are on the road and want to route the WiFi to other devices too, Seagate Wireless Plus can be that hub for up to 7 other devices (plus the one controller).

Video: Seagate Wireless Hard Drive for iPad (Tutorial)


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      Mike Leal 17 months ago from London

      Very informative and useful Hub about Seagate Wireless Plus. Thanks for sharing.