Seagate Wireless Plus

Seagate Wireless Plus

Unveiled at CES 2013, Seagate’s Wireless Plus won CNET’s Best of CES for Networking and Storage category for a reason: it’s a big step up from its predecessor, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.

The drive now combines 1TB of storage space, 10-hour-and-then-some battery life, and a built-in Wi-Fi network that supports up to eight concurrent clients in one compact package about the size of a regular USB 3.0 portable drive. Connected clients can stream digital content from it and also back up content to it, using a mobile app or a network browser. It works as a portable drive when connected to a computer.

Despite the Wireless Plus natively supports a limited number of digital formats,if you get your content exclusively from Apple, however, chances are you will have no problem with playing it back with the Plus. You can think of the new Seagate Wireless Plus as a wireless storage expander for your iPad that also works with Android-based and Kindle Fire tablets.


Drive type 2.5-inch external USB hard drive with internal Wi-Fi access point and battery
Connector options USB 3.0 (included), FireWire, eSATA, Thunderbolt (via adapters)
Size (LWH) 5 inches by 3.5 inches by 0.8 inch
Weight 0.59 pound
Apps included Seagate Media app for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Android-based devices
Available capacities 1TB
OSes supported iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Android, Microsoft Windows XP or later, Mac OS 10.5.8 or later
Software included NTFS driver for Mac OS

Click HERE to read the full CNET review.