With a lot of hard drives on the market it can be hard to choose the best one. Where do you need to pay attention too? Size, price, storage, security and even batteries are important aspects when you choose a new hard drive. To make your life a little bit easier with choosing the perfect device for you, we made a list with the best 5 wireless hard drives on the market right now.
+ power bank – no on board screen
+ WiFi cloud storage
+ control with application
+ can connect to any device
+ micro SD-cart reader
+ Wi-Fi HUB
+ single-step backup
+ password security
Marcdevices released the Vault V10, a wireless hard drive up to 1TB storage that can function as a power bank with 10.000mAh, personal cloud, has Wi-Fi, USB wireless hub, battery life of 15h, MicroSD card reader and that you can connect to any sort of cable. The wireless hard drives of Marcdevices are one of the best and most promising devices on the market right now.
The V10 is easy to use by the application that comes with it. You can collect all your documents, photo’s, files, video’s and music on this device. It functions as a wireless hard drive but the best thing about the V10 is that it has its own Wi-Fi. So you can bring it with you but you can also leave it at home with the Wi-Fi on and still be able to get to all your files.
The Vault is easy for people who work from different places and don’t feel like bringing a big hard drive with them, photographers that like to keep there photos save and students who just want to have everything with them all day every day. The device has up to 1TB storage but can be expended with a SD-cart
So is you are looking for the perfect hard drive who has everything you are looking for like the ability to keep all your devices alive on a long day and that provides Wi-Fi all day this is the device for you.
02. Gnarbox 2.0 SSD
+ Single-step backup
+ IP67 certified
+ replaceable batteries
+ on board screen and buttons
The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is a backup device for content creators who like to travel without a laptop. It is controlled with an application. It has a single-step backup, integrated access to professional editing software and it has an on-box display and buttons that allows you to transfer your file with just one touch.
Gnarbox developed four new apps; safekeep, backup to drives, organize files and folders and dropbox Sync, selects, superfast raw preview, lightweight color correction, 5-star rating, sequence, review and render footage, timeline and bins, XML project export and showcase, HDMI connect, Navigate Files and big screen playback. These apps can be used with the device to create the best results of your content.
The backup device is IP67- certified, has high performance and has flexible power management which means it has replaceable batteries.
If you are a photo- of videographer the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD could be an option for you if you are willing to pay a price for it.
03. RavPower FileHub
+ one key backup – you cannot see the battery level
+ supports Android and IOS – cannot be charged wirelessly
+ connects up to 5 different mobile devices
+ you can share files between two devices
The RAVPower FileHub is one of the wireless hard drives that can be used for multiple purposes. It can convert a wired network to wireless really fast. Other features this device has are one key backup, it can read USB hard drives and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, it support both Android and IOS, it can connect up to 5 different mobile devices that allows you to stream media from the USB or SD drives and you can not only stream music, videos, documents and photos but it can also share files between two storage devices.
You can share your content with your friends and family and stream photos and videos to your connected smartphones, TV’s, Chromecast, tablets and other devices via Web of Application. The FileHub automatically backs your latest photos and videos up to the connected SD cart or some other device. To see your files you can log in via the RAV filehub app or enter via the web on your mobile, laptop or tablet.
This all sounds really nice but there are a few things that can be changed, too. Like seeing the battery level of the device on it or on the application and the possibility to display raw files faster.
Overall this is a nice storage device, it may not be as good as the Vault V10 but it saves another 40 dollar. So if you are looking for a cheaper wireless storage device the RavPower FileHub is something for you.
04. Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro
+ power bank
+ Wi-Fi Hub
+ password security
My Passport wireless Pro is an wireless external hard drive. It has amazing Wi-Fi accomplishments, SD 3.0 reader, 10h lasting battery, power bank, USB 3.0 port, access to your files wherever you are, connecting with Adobe Creative cloud, wireless access to external USB storage, stream 8 HD-videos to connected devices, password security and use it as a WiFI-hub.
The SD 3.0 reader can download photos and videos from the SD-card of your camera. The power bank has a capacity of 6400 mAh. You can easily replace your files from your devices to My Passport wireless Pro with the USB 3.0 port. To transfer files with My Passport you can use the My cloud-application. The app can also be used to get access to your files from every location. My Passport Wireless Pro lets you stream up to 8 high definition videos to different connected devices at the same time. You can also use it as a Wi-Fi hub to share the Internet connection with 8 different devices.
My Passport Wireless Pro offers professional photographers portable storage to transfer, edit and transmit HD photos or videos on the working field. This device makes is easy to edit fast with a connected tablet or laptop. If you’re a photographer, this device comes in handy. You can always access your files whenever you want and easily transfer them to My Passport wireless pro. However, you have to take into account the price of about 200 dollars.
05. Seagate Wireless 500GB Mobile Storage
+ nice design – only 500GB
+ support for streaming devices – only USB 2
– unsecured wireless connection
– not a good money/quality affair
– only three devices can be connected
The Seagate wireless mobile storage 500GB can stream content through Chromecast, Roku, Airplay, and LG Smart TV, can create its own private network up to three users, has a battery life up to 6h, Seagate offers the device in five different colours, micro-USB 2.0 port for charging the device and transferring data, is compatible with most mobile/desktop systems, auto-upload, 2-year warranty, runs with application and can store up to 200 HD movies.
The battery life depends on a number of factors like the type of content, if you’re streaming and how many people are connected to it. The device is managed with the application and makes it easy to manage your file transfers but because it isn’t secured you need to changes your login details as soon as you can and leave the device on wireless mode. The device is available in black, white, red, green and blue.
If you are looking for a wireless device to store your content on so that you have more space on your phone or tablet, this is an option for you. It has easy access and has a nice modern design which is easy to take with you.