Filegear One Plus Hardware Internals
We removed the top cover of the Filegear One Plus to check out the inside. Doing so may void your warranty, so we do not advise doing this but we wanted to show you inside the chassis.
An active heat sink covers the Celeron J3455 Quad-Core CPU and Memory. The supplied fan works amazingly well at cooling the unit. The Filegear One Plus barely gets warm during use, and we could not hear the fan, it’s very quiet in operation. The Filegear team did a great job on the cooling solution to keep the system quiet.
The fan exhaust goes out the side of the box which we could barely feel. We also spot an mSATA port at the top of the PCB. We asked about this and found this will be used as an “Upgrade” with additional storage for metadata to handle more files; the standard Filegear One Plus could handle about 500K files; an upgrade will increase that to 2.5 million.
One can also see the WiFi package onboard. There is a lot of functionality in this small footprint.
Setting up the Filegear One Plus
To start the setup procedure, we need to install a drive into the bottom bay. Two enclosure release tabs on the bottom allow access to the drive bay.
After the tabs have moved to the unlock position, the drive bay pulls off.
For our testing, we will use a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD. Any 2.5” drive can be used here, from laptop HDD’s to SSD’s.
At the bottom of the drive bay, unscrew the two screws that hold on the access cover. Insert your drive into the bay, and push the drive towards the SATA/ power ports to assure a good connection.
Here we have our drive installed and all ready to be buttoned up.
Now that we have our SSD installed let us take a look at Filegear software.