Each device you connect to the hotspot will need to go through the same process. The Wireless Plus then acts as a pass-through to connect to the hotspot as well as provide a hub for the devices.
One thing that might make this drive better is if it was an SSD, which would make it more shock-proof and speed up data transfer -- but would also jack up the price significantly.
The SSD issue aside, the Seagate Wireless Plus drive would be a great addition to anyone's mobile content stores. It's relatively easy to use and offers a significant amount of additional storage and flexibility by which to access it.
At twice the price of a wired portable drive, the Seagate Wireless Plus is a bit of a luxury, but what your money buys is the ability to keep the storage in your backpack, in your car or on your desk, allowing you to listen to music, watch a video or collaborate on a document anywhere.
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