Full Drive Encryption on Fuel / Wireless Plus

We have posted a video on how to enable Full Drive Encryption (FDE) on Lacie’s Fuel as well as Seagate Wireless Plus.

This is an advanced feature and should not be attempted by beginners.

If you enable FDE on the standard shipping drives, a drive forensics vendor will still be able to recover data from it.
If you swap out your shipping drive with an FDE enabled drive/SSD, even a drive forensics will not be able to recover data from it.

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How to tell which Wireless Plus Model you have

Many users have asked how do I tell which Wireless Drive they have purchased.

The availability of the newer drives varies from countries to countries.

The 1st generation of Wireless Plus were announced after GoFlex Satellite as a replacement which comes with only 1TB capacity. It comes standard with USB 3 in USM Connector which allows the flexibility for the users to purchase or use the GoFlex series of connectors such as FireWire 800 , eSata and ThunderBolt.

The 2nd generation of Wireless Plus were quietly replaced by Seagate in some countries with capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. They only come with USB3 connectivity.

Here’s how you can tell the difference on what you have.

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How to downgrade your Wireless Plus Firmware to 2.3.0.013

Users have reported that the firmware upgrade to 2.3.0.014 is one way. Many have tried to revert back but to no avail.

Our V205 is build and tested on V2.3.0.014 of Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB’s Firmware and it is necessary to downgrade to this version prior to performing our mod.

Instructions can be downloaded via here

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How to downgrade your Lacie Fuel Firmware to 3.0.0.131

Users have reported that the firmware upgrade from 3.0.0.131 to 3.1.0.071 is one way. Many have tried to revert back but to no avail.

Our V205 is build and tested on V3.0.0.131 of Lacie Fuel’s Firmware and it is necessary to downgrade to this version prior to performing our mod.

Instructions can be downloaded via here

 

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How to use XBMC to access your Wireless Drive

Many have asked how to do it. XBMC has a great interface and usability that many are used to before all these media players came about to the industry.

The screenshots taken are off a Mac running XBMC client (13.0) and we connect the Mac and the Wireless Drive to the same network via WiFI.

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Teardown of the new Lacie Fuel

Lacie recently announced at CES a new wireless drive. Since Lacie is now part of seagate, we thought it is just a Wireless Plus in a new case. Furthermore, they use the same iOS app which makes our suspicion even greater.

Here’s the teardown video of it. The team is working hard to get our mod firmware onto this new hardware. Yes. New hardware. It behaves similar to the wireless plus but our tests have shown that its slightly different and it’s better…. More features to come…

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Backing up your entire Camera Roll to the Wireless Drive

With awesome camera on the iPhone 5S and many smart phones, we tend to take a lot of photos.  Apple has iCloud which is wonderful but your phone must be connected via WiFi to the internet before the photos can be streamed up to your iCloud Account for Photo Stream.

A simple way to utilise your mod GoFlex Satellite, Wireless Plus or the Lacie Fuel*, is to turn on the FTP service on these devices. Since your smartphone will automatically connect to it, all you need to do is to launch an app to automatically transfer all files from the Camera Roll to a destination folder.

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More about GoFlex Satellite Battery

Some users have asked about replacing the GoFlex Satellite’s battery since by now, since product introduction, the battery should not be able to hold charge anymore and seagate will tell you that it is not meant to last forever.

We all know batteries don’t last forever but finding an exact replacement can be challenging since this is not something that was designed to be user replaceable.

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Files required in order for our mod to work

There are many users who have accidentally deleted some files from their HDD and they claim that our interface is not working anymore.

Please have a look at the directory structure for our mod. Do not remove these files from the HDD. It is there for a reason.

V4 Directory Structure

V4 Directory Structure

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OS X Mavericks fails to connect via webDAV

It has worked on your Mac on Mountain Lion, It works on your iPad or iPhone. But it just does not work on your Mac running Mac OS X 10.9 a.k.a Mavericks.

This is what many users have encountered and has written to the Team here.

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