External storage for iOS

I have seen a few products that claim to be accessible by iOS devices over WiFi. Does anyone have experience with such devices, and are they performing well?

Example products I have seen in this category include:

  • LaCie Fuel 1TB Wireless
  • Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage

Looking to bring a huge photo library and other resource files (PSD, SVG, PNG, EPS etc) with me on the road and be able to browse and copy selected files to local iPad storage as needed.


I picked up the 4TB WD version last year, but haven’t used it much largely because you cannot convert it to encrypted HFS+ and have it remain accessible by WiFi. Be cautious if you will have sensitive data on it. My habit is to encrypt everything, so this drive has been limited to portable media server duty.