I have been using the below Seagate Hard Drives for a while now and here is my review for them
Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive (4TB),
Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive (2TB),
Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage (2TB), and
Seagate Central Shared Storage (4TB).
Out of the assortment of the devices, there is a good spread of storage options that offers different usages. With easy to use portable hard drives as well as feature packed central storage hard drives.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive
Starting off, we have the rather standard Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive (2TB) which offers users standard hard drive simplicity as well as a relatively low profile design with a thichkness of just 12.1mm . The metal finish also gives the hard drive a rather refined look. All in all a good hard drive for any ordinary user who just need a simple hard drive.
Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive
Another hard drive I was able to try was the Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive (4TB) which for me was the most used amongst the four I tried out. It boasts anything a hard drive needs.
Beautiful exterior. Check.
Easy setup. Check.
Reliability in day to day usage. Check.
Fast transfer speeds. Check.
There is really not much more you can ask for from a hard drive.
To measure the performance of the Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive, we performed both a real world test as well as a benchmark test, with a real world transfer rate of around 141 MB/s. Below, we have the file used for the test, the transfer speed as well as the benchmark results
Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage
Next, we have the Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage (2TB) which acts as a mobile media streamer which offers streaming to up to 8 multiple users using Seagate’s media application. Once again, the setup was painless and very intuitive, with the device working for me in just over 5 minutes. The design and build quality is highly commendable, with a beautiful modern metallic black design, moreover the form factor is great for a mobile streaming drive. A extremely attractive feature for many would have to be its extremely long battery life, clocking in at 10 hours of continuous streaming, the Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage will be able to last long enough for any average user.
Seagate Central Shared Storage
Finally we have the Seagate Central Shared Storage (4TB) which serves as a personal storage server where all your data can be accessed from almost any platform anywhere. With support for all major mobile devices, you can remotely access any of your files on the drive as well as stream media directly to your laptop or mobile device. Futhermore the setup is also extremely easy and you can be up and running in less than 5 minutes.
After experiencing Seagate’s hard drive lineup first hand, I can only say that its great design and good performance coupled with easy to use and simple setup for all of it’s hard drives, makes Seagate one of the best hard drive makers there is out there today.