The Samsung Wireless media device is an unconventional take on the portable hard disk. It comes equipped with Wifi Hotspot, dual USB ports (one USB 3.0 and the other USB 2.0) and 1.5 TB of storage. Let's take a look at how these features adds up to make a rather versatile portable hard disk.
The built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot capability allows you to connect up to 5 devices, effectively acting as a server for media on the go and reducing the need for cables or transferring files in general. The dual USB ports is another handy feature as they are not merely used for file transfers. The USB 2.0 port can be utilized to charge itself and other devices such as a smartphone or tablet. This is pretty useful as you can charge a device, transfer files and play a video all at once using the Wireless.
The spacious 1.5 TB of storage is another plus point as it means that you are probably going to find it somewhat hard to run out of space. It also effectively doubles as a 'private' server via the Wi-Fi hotspot functionality or a OTG cable as it has its own built-in battery. (An OTG cable allows you to connect an Android device to a flash drive/hard disk with its own power source.)
In terms of battery life, Seagate has mentioned that the Wireless is rated to last for 7 hours, which should be more than sufficient to play movies such as Lord of the Ring. In addition, you could probably use a portable power bank to allow you to use the Wireless for extended durations. Just to be clear, the Samsung Wireless is made by Seagate and has to be marketed as a Samsung device due to certain legal technicalities.
The Samsung Wireless media device might very well be the future of portable hard disk. By providing wireless and charging capabilities built into a hard disk, this make it extremely convenient for users to access any media wherever they wish, whenever they want to. If it is able to work as intended, then this would truly make a hard disk portable. Why bother bringing a portable charger, when I can simply use a hard disk to do the same thing?