Starting with the PlayStation 3, the GoFlex was recognized immediately. Keep in mind that there is only one icon (not the separate partitions you see in Windows). Also, unless you change security settings, the PlayStation 3 will only read media files if they are located in the Public partition of the GoFlex Home:
Iron Man played flawlessly in 1080p. Usually, the PlayStation 3 lags and buffers when trying to play media over the network, but not in this case. Even the high-speed scrubbing was fast, the intervals loading in as little as 3 seconds!
Next up is the iPod Touch. Keep in mind that the GoFlex Home is a Mac compatible device, and hence is identified by iTunes. Again by default, files need to be stored in the Public drive in order to be recognized:
Seagate published free apps for a variety of their products, including the GoFlex Home. When it is first booted, the app searches for the GoFlex, and asks for a username and password. After that you pick one of two sharing options. The normal ‘Shares’ take you to the entire directory. The ‘Seagate Share’ will take you to your personal account, with the separate partitions as they appear in Windows. From there, you have complete access to the GoFlex content stored on the drive:
The GoFlex app can open photos, songs, videos, and documents, so I tested each one. For the video, I used a 720p version of The Hobbit trailer. Hi-speed scrubbing for both the song and trailer was instantaneous and extremely responsive: