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SAMSUNG Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device STSHX-MTD15EQ (HX-MTD15EQ/G2)

  • Streams movies, songs and photos
  • Stores up to 750 movies
  • Can be used by 5 mobile devices at once
  • Up to 7-hour battery life
  • Charge your mobile device using the USB port

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All your obsessions. To go.

Give your mobile devices room for all of your movies, photos and music.

Samsung Wireless
Mobile Media Streaming Device

Be a mobile media mogul.

With 1.5TB of wireless streaming storage capacity, the Samsung Wireless mobile media streaming device gives your smartphone, tablet and laptop extra space for up to 750 movies, 375,000 songs or 425,000 photos. It also:

  • Connects up to 5 mobile devices at once, so you can entertain your friends and family
  • Streams media for up to 7 hours on a single charge
  • Charges your mobile device and keeps the fun going longer

The Samsung Wireless mobile media streaming device is compatible with:

  • Android 2.3 or higher
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • DLNA devices, such as game consoles and smart TVs
 

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Brett S.
  • 1/14/2015 5:55:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverpriced Junk

Pros: None

I did pry it apart, like every other HDD enclosure its just plastic snapped together.

And to my assumption, you could put a SSD in it which would be really awesome if the rest of the product worked as advertised... but since it doesnt you would actually be degrading the SSD and probably anger some techno deity in the process.

Cons: TL;DR
"Dont Buy it, wait for the competitors Wireless Enclosures to start supporting DLNA"


Companion app for android has worked all of one time. Now it wont load any thumbnails or let me do anything but look at whats on the drive as a list.... which wouldnt be that big of a deal if i only had 8GB of music, but i have 200GB and other 600GB is video and every time time you back out it takes you to the Root Directory.

Its not DLNA compatible... its now 2015, are you telling me nobody though that might be a good thing to include?

The HDD thats inside the enclosure is a:
Samsung M9T Spinpoint 1.5 GB (5400 RPM)
Which is worth around 70-80 dollars at the most. But its overstock that they were not able to sell fast enough. The drive in this enclosure is almost year old... which means somebodies not selling as many HDDs as they thought they were going to.

The most expensive piece in the manufacturing of this product is probably the battery. :/

Again, dont buy it.

Other Thoughts: Did i mention that buying this product is bad? Dont believe the reviews on the blogs. There is a reason none of them have an accompanying video.... because they couldnt get theirs to work right either.

But hey, at least you can remove the HDD and expand your desktop/laptop storage... so its not completely useless.

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  • Adam T.
  • 12/7/2014 12:59:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat Storage Horrible WiFi Not worth it if you have a large Network

Pros: - Great price for amount of media storage
- Options are good for the price if it would work properly
- Only good way to access data is through USB
- When working integrates great with Android devices

Cons: - WiFi broke easily within 2 days
- WiFi works on a separate network, bridges onto your personal network via WiFi,which drastically slows down communications of all my other devices.
- I have about 9 devices that are continually connected via WiFi and then my main devices are connected via RJ45 to avoid any interception and get the max speed. In order to use this device I have to convert all my main devices to WiFi which, in order to utilize the Internet and the media on the device, they need to use this device as a bridge. This drastically slows down my other devices and my other media streaming.
- It was impossible to bridge the device into my local WiFi network, that handles bridging different SSID's so I wouldn't need to have two different network, which ended up breaking the device.
- Regardless of how many times I try to reset it, the reset button doesn't work.
- Even to power it down I would have to hit the reset button and power button.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't not support DLNA, which it should and the fact I have to relay traffic through it on an 802.11n network when I have an 802.11a network avail is dumb. The fact it cannot connect directly into my own network which is wireless and wired doesn't make sense.

Good only as a local media storage device which I already have. I would rather spend more money on something better that will accomplish what I need.

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2 out of 5 eggsGreat as a portable hard drive, but not as a media streamer

Pros: +Very fast sustained transfer rates: 121MB/sec reading, 117MB/sec writing (this is on an Intel X99 chipset).

+Could work as a wireless streaming hard drive once the bugs are worked out.

Cons: The reason to buy this hard drive over a conventional 1.5TB drive is the wireless streaming capabilities to your phone. Using the latest firmware software as of this review date, I could not get streaming to work, and I am using a Samsung phone!

- The software takes a long time (60+ seconds) to connect and asks for the password more than once per connection.

- Once the Samsung Wireless software connects, it tells you the battery charge level. Submenus you can also find available disk space, renamed the device, etc..

- Actually listing files seems to be out of reach. 20 minutes now and the software still hasn't listed a single thing. (I had previously copied a bunch of MKV movies and JPG images to the drive).

- Even when using the Samsung Wireless software, the phone kept switching to a different wireless network than the hard drive, which forced me to login (entering the password several times) again.

- Loses its wireless capabilities when plugged into a USB port.

- Samsung Wireless software reports a full battery at first, then changes its mind. After 20 minutes of charging, it is at 34%. After another 4 hours of charging, it is at ... 34%.

- You need to hold the power button for an awkwardly long amount of time to start the unit, and just tapping the power button briefly illuminates a blue light, implying the drive is on when it is not.

- The manual is very basic and poorly translated. Examples:
"Standardized data cable
This may increase the wrong operation and may cause a malfunction"

"Samsung Wireless has a network password from factory to restrict access. The initial password is 10 times '0'
(0000000000)"

(ten times zero is just zero...)

Other Thoughts: Good idea, but the product was released long before it was ready.

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4 out of 5 eggsThe Samsung name doesn’t make this a better value

Pros: -Gun metal grey enclosure looks sleek and very Samsung-ish. The included USB 3.0 cable and AC Power Adapter seem to be of good quality.
-It has decent transfer speeds with USB 3.0
-It has a fairly simplistic interface for setup and usage, using either the Samsung Wireless app or a browser (which does give it some level of cross-platform compatibility).
-The wireless access is reasonably fast and kept up fine with a 2GB, 2000Kbps bitrate movie streaming to my laptop. Also, the ability for it to pass-through the local Internet connection has been reliable.
-It has decent battery life for its size and it will get you through a movie or two on battery power. Because it is powered by USB, which is ubiquitous these days, I would recommend keeping it plugged in as much as possible.
-Both the Samsung Wireless app and the web browser options allows the user to upload/download media files to their device, which is a handy feature on the go.

Cons: -Samba-mount access of the files would be an ideal option, especially for increased cross-platform functionality.
-When accessing music using the folder view, it does not show ID3 tag information, regardless of whether the MP3 has v1, v2 or both.
-You are locked into the 1.5TB HDD size, which may be fine for many users. Having used an Iogear MediaShair, I was able to keep my whole library with me on 2-2TB HDDs and swap when needed.
Being all-in-one, it is a little too big for standard portable HDD cases. I found the padded cases sold for storing a stand-alone navigation device (e.g. Garmin, Tom-Tom, etc.) fit the bill rather well.
-The User Manual is rather weak, not giving a whole lot of detail beyond basic setup. See my final thoughts on that issue.

Other Thoughts: As you may know, this device represents a joint-venture between Seagate & Samsung. The all-in-one concept is great and I imagine, for most users, 1.5TB is more than enough for their portable AV needs. I have been using an Iogear MediaShair Wireless Media Hub for a while now and I cannot help but compare this device to the Iogear device. With this Samsung Wireless device, you get a device that is a bit bigger than a typical portable HDD that has the storage, battery & wireless interface all-in-one. Setup is fairly straightforward, provided you already have a bunch of digital media files ready to move to it. I have been slowly standardizing my home digital video collection to MP4 H264 with AAC and bitrates in the 1K to 2K Kbps range. This seems to be the standard these days and it meets all of our family’s needs.

Finding/installing the Samsung Wireless app from Google Play is easy enough and the interface has two, standard options: #1 is Media view, which creates a listing based on the whole collection. It is rather random and, depending how you name your media files, could order things very poorly. #2 is Folder view, which shows the folder structure and is my preference, since that is how we find/access media on our home Media Centers. Running the Samsung Wireless app on my wife’s Yoga 2, I was able to play MP4 videos without an issue. For my own usage, I am Windows-centric and wanted to see how it did there. As mentioned in the Pros, you can access the setup features and the media files via a web browser. In Windows, that seemed to be the only way and it worked fairly well. Note: I haven’t investigated DLNA apps in Windows, so perhaps that would be another avenue.

Now onto the review title and final thoughts... Looking back at my own experience, as well as other reviews of this product, the user experience seems to be a bit un-even. Getting a media collection onto a device and them getting it all to be accessible is not exactly for novices and the included manual seems to make that clear with its general lack of detail. It spends most of its time on basic setup, which I suppose is necessary. It is up to the user to do a bit of trial and error from there. I have long been impressed with Samsung products and own many across many different product lines. My spouse and I have Samsung Windows Phones, my two teenagers have Samsung Android phones, and then there are a various selection of hard drives, TVs and other devices in the mix. They generally make quality devices that last. Having also used Seagate products for a long time, I feel as though this is a Seagate product with the Samsung name on it to justify the increased price. For less money, I purchased a Western Digital 2TB Passport HDD and the Iogear MediaShair device, which gives me flexibility regarding what media I am sharing. This device does what it claims to do, but does it at a higher price and in a more limited way.

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1 out of 5 eggsHow did this get out the door?

Pros: Nice self-powered USB 3 hard drive. Works almost decently streaming to a Windows 7 laptop. Works OK as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Cons: This device’s main function – wireless streaming to your phone – didn't work at all on my older – android 2.3 – Droid X. The fails:
The android app is poorly designed to begin with – one can't tell which icons are supposed to be clickable (or perhaps they all are, but some just didn't work). The app pretends not to remember Wi-Fi passwords, but then it apparently does. It then gives you a message about needing to reconnect the Samsung wireless, which again appears to be untrue. If you have any quantity of files on the drive, the app slows to a crawl, and you can't tell for several seconds whether you've successfully clicked a button.

Attempting to play music, I started with a 100 gig library, which completely froze the device. I then deleted things until only a few albums remained, but it still couldn't play a single MP3.

Attempting to stream videos, again no success. One small file eventually played, but only after the entire clip had transferred to the phone.

I fared somewhat better using the browser interface on a laptop; music and video sometimes streamed properly, but the device still liked to freeze and misbehave. The more files on the drive, the worse it performed.

The PDF user's manual is poorly written and poorly translated. It's even a bit of a mystery how to turn the thing on and off: Apparently to turn it off you must first eject it from the computer. And unplugging without ejecting is a definite no-no, sending the device into a state of confusion.

The claims of 750 movies or 375k songs are misleading. Yes you could store that many files, and access them over USB, but even a few thousand music files brings the streaming function to a halt, which then even breaks the Internet connection, requiring a reboot.

Other Thoughts: The concept is nice, and with all the millions of hard-driveless phones and tablets, would certainly fill a need. But only if it worked.

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3 out of 5 eggsThe swiss army knife of mobile accessories

Pros: Fast

Lots of storage

One device serves several purposes

Will attach to an existing wifi network

Will extend an existing wifi network

Cons: Doesn't really do any one thing well

Connecting your mobile device causes loss of internet in most cases (assuming your device had internet to begin with).

Regular HDD inside is probably not going to last very long if it's getting bounced around inside a pocket or backpack. You can feel the vibration and rotational forces when holding it in your hand.

Mobile device app won't connect to the device from the "outside" interface. You must be connected to the device's wifi network

Other Thoughts: You could find a lot more uses for this than you might think. Unfortunately, it doesn't really do any of them all that well, or at least without limitation. The primary function for which this product was designed was to share a ton of media to mobile devices while on the move. It performs this function pretty well, but due to the nature of the way you connect to it via wifi it causes most devices to loose their internet connection (assuming they had one to begin with). My phone (droid 4) will connect to the device and stream media just fine using the Samsung mobile app. When connected to this wifi however, my phone is trying to use this new wifi connection to get out to the internet, which doesn't work because the streaming device itself is not connected to the internet. It is possible to connect it to an existing wifi connection, but this can't be done using the mobile app. If you are trying to use this for it's intended purpose (streaming media on the go), but you need to keep your phone's internet connection active, this is a big problem.
Ok, so maybe this device can attach to my home wifi and I can just use it for streaming media internally. Keep in mind this device is basically acting like a wifi router. You connect to its "lan" interface via wifi, and then the device is connecting to your home wifi in the same fashion that you'd be connecting the "wan" interface of a wired router. So the outside interface is what you are hitting if you are using your existing wifi network to access the devie. Trying this, I am still able to access the media via the HTTP web interface, but the mobile app won't connect this way.
So some of the bonus functions of the device: It can act as any regular old external USB 3.0 hard drive. It performs this function pretty well. I can see the partition in windows, and manipulate it like a regular drive. The speed is what you would expect from a USB3 drive. If this was the only thing you used the device for, it would perform this function pretty well, except that you can get another external 1.5 tb drive a lot cheaper than the list price for this device.
Portable Device Charger: Again, it does this pretty well. There is a decent amount of charge so long as it's not being drained by the spinning hard drive inside. Again though, if this the only thing you use it for, there are much better options.

Wifi repeater: Since the device attaches to your existing network and then broadcasts it's own network, it will in essence create an extension of your wifi network. If placed in the right area of your home, you could use this to bring internet to areas where your main wifi signal isn't that great. Starting to sound like a broken record here when I say that there are better options for this function also.
So to sum it up, this thing does a lot of different things, but there are better ways of doing those things. If you need one device to do all of them, then this may be a good fit for you.

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1 out of 5 eggssuch a pity

Pros: Looks good
USB speeds are on par with what I'd expect from a newer USB 3 drive (100 MB/s read, and 70 MB/s write)
The included battery is neat, and will charge my phone a bit more than one full time (moto x)

Cons: the wireless media streaming future doesn't work. I've tried on two different phones, and one tablet
Because the wireless media streaming doesn't work, the device is too large and expensive for what it provides

Other Thoughts: I loaded ~300 gb's of movies on the device via usb, installed the app to my mobile devices, joined the wireless network and opened the app. It sat there "loading" (i'm presuming trying to index the drive) for so long that I lost interest and came back later. When I did, the app had displayed the list of videos. I selected one, the app displayed and error and closed. This happened 2 more times. The 4th time I tried, the app prompted me to download a firmware update for the drive. That failed to apply 2 times.

I decided to try a different device.

Same Results

I decided to try another different device.

Same results.

I lowered the number of video files to ~100 gb.

Same results on two different devices.

I've given up trying to get it to work, and for me it's just become a big external drive with a battery that can charge my phone in an emergency. A very expensive one at that though....

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  • Andrew W.
  • 6/25/2014 10:42:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsContinuous issues from the start.

Pros: None.

Cons: The hard drive has not worked from out of the box. Can plug it into computer to transfer files but once unplugged it will not turn on. It has been charging over night. Hence, because it wont turn on, the wireless wont work and therefore the whole purpose of connecting to Android devices is out the door.

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