Seagate - Wireless Plus 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Gray

Store and transport your files with this Seagate Wireless Plus STCV2000100 portable hard drive that features a built-in Wi-Fi network for wireless file transfer and media streaming. The 2TB capacity gives you ample space for your data.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Compact USB wall charger
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (162 out of 191)

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Features


2TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for your music, movies, videos, e-books and more.

Built-in Wi-Fi network

With a range up to 150' enables easy wireless connection to your compatible tablet, mobile phone, gaming console, smart TV, network-connected Blu-ray player and other DLNA-enabled devices.

USB 3.0 interface

Allows simple wired connection. USB-powered for reliable performance.

Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps via USB 3.0

Up to 54 Mbps via Wi-Fi for quick response when updating files.

Provides simultaneous access for up to 8 users

For flexible use. Stream up to 3 high-definition movies to up to 3 devices simultaneously, so you, family members and friends can stay entertained.

Drag-and-drop file transfer

Allows you to easily load files from your computer to your device.

Synchronizes with select Cloud storage providers

Including Dropbox and Google Drive for easy access to files in the Cloud, even when the drive is not connected to the Internet.

Seagate Media Channel

Allows you to access movies and documents, listen to music and play slideshows via a compatible Roku streaming player (not included).

Seagate Media app

So you can navigate and back up media with your Samsung or LG Smart TV, Chromecast or Blu-ray player, Kindle Fire or iOS, including Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, Android or Windows 8/TR device (download required).

Compact design

For simple portability.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 191 reviews

85%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great idea - Awful Execution [don't buy Seagate]

    Posted
    randomcustomer
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this drive specifically because it has a built in router and is 'friendly' to the iPad. The goal was to load it with movies and tv shows from our DVD collection for my wife for when we travel. With 2 TB you can save thousands of shows to watch on your iPad or phone anytime. This device sounds like the perfect solution. It even has a pass through for the internet, so you can have access while using it. The reviews I read warned that it freezes irregularly, but I decided to take a chance, since other wifi drives might not work well with the iPad. The reviews were right - it locks-up fairly regularly, but is easily reset by just holding down the power button for 10-12 seconds. It can also be very finicky about being plugged and unplugged into a USB port. You have to make sure that it is off before plugging it into a computer, and that it is properly ejected before you yank it out. Otherwise, and sometimes even when you do it right, you will spend 15 minutes trying to get it to unlock. When it works it is very slow to boot, and often as slow to shut down. This can make going from USB to wifi painful, since it can't do both at the same time. As mentioned in other reviews, the router only offers the 2.4 Ghz band, so it is not the fastest server either. Despite these problems, and the awful software, we decided that the ability to expand our iPad's effective memory was worth it. We were wrong. The worst thing - the thing that prompted this review, is that having purchased it for Christmas 2015, and having copied hundreds of tv shows and movies to it, it is already dead. Yup, here it is January 17, 2016 (just one month later) and it won't connect by USB or broadcast on wifi. The only thing that works are the two little indicator lights. My computer did give me a brief warning, but it wasn't enough time to copy the files. I kept saying to myself, you need to buy another drive (better brand) to back this up. Then I'd say, just a few more DVDs. It is too late for that now. There is no reset button other than the power button, so few solutions offer themselves. That means hundreds of hours of copying down the drain after only a month of use. If you are considering buying this, or any Seagate product, you should ask yourself, "is my data is too important to trust to slipshod quality?", and "do I really want to spend $200 on a backup drive that may die in 1 month?" My advice - DON'T BUY SEAGATE. Even if they agree to replace this undependable drive with another slow and undependable drive, the data is gone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie and Music playback

    Posted
    Arbuckle
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After researching this and Corsair's Voyager Air constantly for about 3 weeks I decided that the Wireless Plus would better suit my needs because of the DLNA compatibility and storage space (2TB vs Corsair's 1TB). Everything else is directly comparable with the Voyager Air. Well, setup was extremely easy, and connecting was painless. My main use for this was going to be movie and music playback on my brand new Android phone at work when I have down time (I have a LOT of it). The Seagate interface is extremely easy to use, and very straight-forward. Transferring files was a breeze. Music playback was flawless and the quality was absolutely phenomenal. However, playing movies was a royal pain in the butt. My Android phone only supports 3 or 4 different video formats, which required converting EVERY ONE of my DVD's before transferring onto the hard drive. It took forever to find a program that could convert it the right way, and after trying about 6 or 7 different programs I gave up. You have to calculate the bitrate for video and audio, figure out if you have to deinterlace it, and choose various formatting options. You can't be at a main menu while watching the movie and select the "Play" button. Instead, you have to take all menus OFF of the movie so the movie just starts from the beginning. Long story short, I'm returning the hard drive because of the video playback incompatibility with my Android phone. I'm sure some of the problem is my phone, but there are apps that are supposed to be able to play various video formats that your phone natively cannot, and those wouldn't play the movie either. The only other issue is that battery life is NOWHERE close to what is advertised. They say "Up to 10 hours", so I expected 6-8 MAX, unless it was on standby. When I was finally able to watch a little bit of a movie (quality was awful, movie was choppy) I was only able to watch 56 minutes before the hard drive's battery died. THAT WAS AFTER A FULL CHARGE FROM THE WALL SOCKET!!!!! Music playback and battery life is a joke, too. Again, after a full charge from the wall, playing music continuously only lasted about 2 1/2 hours before the battery died. I would recommend this to a friend that used iOS or Windows due to the raving reviews, but I would be extremely cautious if using an Android device to play movies and I would research video playback on your phone or tablet before buying this. Greatly disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Router Great But setup a bit tricky

    Posted
    Chase
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I loved this drive the day I first got it. How cool would that be to have a small hard drive that can go wireless. The only problems I had was that it kept changing name of what it wanted to be. It would bounce between what I named it and the default naming. I am tech geek, so keeping this moving and connecting was just a distraction more than impossible. That is as much as I can say negative. It ran well, stored well, good speed, tough casing, Even comes with a wall plug adapter for a quicker charge. Battery worked fine. However, as with a table, I loved it at first, but after that it just sat there, being used of course, but I found it always attached to something for ease of use. So with that, I took it back and I bought 2 - 2TB backup plus drives. I am die hard Seagate to the end since the SCSI days with a whopping chain of 1GB drives totaling 9GB. They might get noisy with old age, but they don't just die.I was going to give this 4 stars, but then again, that is only because of the router setup issue. I did not have it long enough to find out if I was causing the rename or not. But either way, it kept settings. It could have been the discovery of my network that was causing it to find the mac addressed name compared to the rename I made it. I would say, if this drive could just go as a standard price, say $99, I would have just bought a second one and moved on, but for $159/$199, its hard to stare at money that ends up being compensated just as easliy with a Seagate Slim Backup Plus. You will like the wireless drive too. Its just based on your need for that much mobility. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    good idea, bad execution

    Posted
    MadSquabbles
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    first of all nix the 10hr use. it's like saying you car can get a weeks of use on a tank of gas... sure, as long as you're not using it. you can get 10hrs ONLY if you use the seagate app and allow for download and play so the drive can "rest" while you watch. remote caching helps when you use a third part player, but you'll be luck to pull 5hrs of streaming. direct streaming using smb or dlna are just as bad at around 4hours of direct streaming (not using seagate's app). so real use is far under the estimated time since it's at standby it's not doing anying. using it drains it rather quickly. i'm about to request a second RMA right now. first had issues where the drive started to not connect via usb 3, but usb 2 was fine (using a microusb cable). then the battery started acting up and change from 20 to full in 5 minutes. i reset/reformatted everything and no change. the replacement came quickly, but it's having a problem too. it's always after a full charge i get the "flashing green light of death." it's not really dead (yet) it just won't shut off. you hear the drive spin then fail constantly... while it's supposed to be off. plugging a usb3 cable in a computer and it says unrecognized device. putting it on a microusb 2 cable and it starts acting as it should again. it's a easy fix for now, but a sign of bad things to come. if they advertized 5hrs of use, i'd be happy. if i didn't have to do two rma's at my cost for shipping, i'd be happy. but as it stands i'll stay away from seagate when purchasing drives for work and home... i should have remembered the deathstar.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Storage Available

    Posted
    RoadTripCamping
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is so easy. You take your movie files, or your music files and copy them over to the drive, via the USB port. I like to backup my DVDs and Blurays for protection. Instead of loading up my iPad or Kindle Fire (Kids are always on these things) with this large files, i put them on this product. From there i get out there on the road trip, turn the device on, and connect the kids tablets to the WiFi network this product creates in the car. TIP: I like to rename the WiFi network to be the same as my home network, with the same password, so that my kids tablets "think" they are in the house and the kids don't have to mess with the settings. Then they open up the Seagate app, and from there the browse all the content on the drive. the select the movie they want to watch and both of them can watch a different movie at the same time. Makes our road trips up to Tahoe so easy and kids are entertained. I myself have the 500GB version i bring with me on the business trips and watch my movies on the plane. Totally awesome! I never have to worry about not having the movie the kids want anymore, or spending all those late nights copying movies over to the tablets the night before, and i don't have to buy the large memory tablets anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works but not like a normal drive

    Posted
    spencer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So this is designed to be a portable media drive. If you access it through wifi, like from your phone or tablet, then you can't use it like a normal drive. It has its own search options, with its own media database (which you have to wait for it to refresh when you first install your media and at rare times, you have to do it again. Another reviewer said that it doesn't have security. This is incorrect. There is password protection if you choose to use that function, but the default is no protection. I bought it for use in my car. The search interface is not really usable while you're driving so if you're the type of person that likes to hit "next" constantly in search of a song you feel in the mood for that second, this isn't going to be a great match - unless you have someone driving with you to do the searching for you. But if you DO have a copilot, then this thing is awesome. 2tb allows you to have your entire music collection and tons of movies, which is pretty awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There must be better options

    Posted
    Olie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Unit is functional now after spending almost 2 hrs on the phone with customer service to get the issues worked out and get it updated. That alone is sufficient to knock it down to 2 stars. It works for videos but does not retain the pic, so you need to clearly label and preferably save the video with a picture. Playback can be a bit choppy, particularly for the first 30 seconds. I was told that this is due to the iPad Air's picture resolution that should be revised to a lower setting to avoid lag. Have not been able to save music on the unit, so that is disappointing. Entire process of saving videos from iPad or iPhone to the drive takes substantial time, and even if you can still access the Internet via the Seagatr connection, you don't want to because it's at dial up speeds. Thus, you end up toggling back and forth between Internet connection and Seagate Wireless connection. Power dies quickly so you are constantly charging the unit. Finally, connecting to iPad or iPhone can be hit and miss, as that process often needs to be repeated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Idea

    Posted
    fotofowler
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Recently I purchased a Seagate - Wireless Plus 2TB Portable Hard Drive from Best Buy. We purchased this product for those long car rides so that our children would be able to access movies of their choice to kill the time. The product works great for that. I know at one point we had 5 different devices connecting to the hard drive. All of them were able to stream movies flawlessly. The only issue I have with this product is getting it to connect to my computer through the hard wire. It will connect through the wifi just fine but, I can not add movies to it through the wifi. I need to connect it through the hard wire to add movies. That would be fine if it would actually connect. I have tried connecting to a Windows 7 and 8 machine, as well as a Mac. All 3 machines take several attempts before the hard drive finally stays connected long enough to transfer any files to. Overall I am happy with this product. I just wish it was not so difficult to get it to stay connected to a pc through the hardwire.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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