Part of my newer mobile setup now includes a Seagate Wireless Pluss 500Gb drive. I particularly like the fact that I can wirelessly connect to the drive via wifi in an emergency situation and because it still has a micro usb cable connector, which is very low power.
But for the most part this drive may not be for everyone it has more than a few cons. A bulky size, seagate's propietary firmware (more on that), and the fact that it still uses a micro usb connector might be a con for a lot of people looking for speedy transfer rates.
Some of the cons I decided to try and work on was
It had a machanical drive (while it is shock protected, I'd rather not have to sit tight and wait 2-3 mins after I shut down the device and or risk damaging the drive when moving)
It has a version of OpenWRT just very very out of date (if your going to use the drive's wireless features it should only be in an emergency where you have no access to other means to access the device)
I did not see a video of anyone opening this drive, so here is a link to it.
Next is a step by step of parts after opening the plastic case.
End. This might come in handy if you do happen to have one of these devices.
By default one can log in via ssh as root without a password
executing top shows its services. it uses python to power the seagate app, avahai to announce services, wpasupplicant for wifi, and an sms application
netstate shows all the ports its listening in on
free shows it has 256 Mb of ram
the bad news its using linux version 3.2.0 which has a few exploits available, . Whats wrose is that opkg does not have a list to connect to. I wouldn't try to update it unless you are comfortable risking and breaking this device. It does not appear to be on OpenWRTs supported hardware. So the wifi feature should not be used unless its an emergency or do not mind the possibility of the device being exploited.