Vantec NexStar WiFi Enclosure Review

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Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:50am

Vantec NexStar

Introduction

It is a question that is almost as old as the computer hard drive itself. What do I do with this old hard drive? As soon as people started upgrading the storage on their computers, that question has been asked. For quite some time, the options were limited. You could reuse it, sell it, or recycle it. Recently though, a new option has emerged, you can now re-purpose it.

This brings us to the Vantec NexStar WiFI. The Vantec NexStar WiFI allows a person to use any new or not so new 2.5 SATA I/II/III to create a portable drive. Vatec has also made sure that there are numerous connection options as well. The enclosure can be connected by USB 3.0 or by WiFi. This alone would seem to be a great option, but they chose to take it a step further, by adding connection options Android OS and Apple iOS devices as well. iOS devices can also use AirPlay to stream content as well. This all sounds very intriguing.

Vantec's take on the NexStar WiFi

The Vantec NexStar ® WiFi Enclosure is a complete and easy way to access all those files stored away in your hard drives. Now integrated with WiFi technology, the NexStar ® WiFi Enclosure provides quick access to your data through you personal smart hand-held device. Whether it is an iOS or Android device, we have native applications through the App Store and Google Play Market. In addition, the NexStar ® WiFi Enclosure supports UPnP for seamless device compatibility. The NexStar ® WiFi Enclosure allows simultaneous connection up to 3 devices. Simply insert any 2.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive or SSD into the Enclosure and you are ready to browse your files over the multiple platforms in your arsenal. The NexStar ® WiFi Enclosure also contains USB 3.0 for when you need fast direct access to your data from your computer making it perfect solution to access any hard drives in seconds.

The NexStar WiFi App from Vantec is the multi-purpose file browser you need to access your data from your NexStar WiFi Device. This application is packed with all the functions you need to browse and open the data stored in your NexStar WiFi such as music, movies, and photos. With this App, making changes to the WiFi configurations for your NexStar WiFi device is a breeze. You may also download and upload to your NexStar WiFi storage for quick file sharing with other devices.

iOS Additional Features:

  • Supports "Open In" functionality for file-types not natively supported.
  • Supports Airplay to stream content to Airplay supported devices.
  • Playlist creation for creating music playlist within the NexStar WiFi App.

Let's take a closer look on the next page.

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