Filegear One Plus Software
With our SSD installed its time to start getting the Filegear running. To begin this plug the device into a power outlet, connect your Filegear to an Ethernet port on your router, we will setup WiFi after we finish the setup procedure.
On your workstation or laptop enter “https://online.filegear.com” to bring you to the Sign-Up screen.
Fill out the required information and then log in.
Here we see the Device and Profile screen. Click on the device and proceed to storage options.
The Filegear Storage screen shows our Samsung 840 SSD.
We will add in a USB drive next. In our case, we used a 4TB drive. We used the case from our review of the WD Easystore 10TB USB drive which we swapped out the 10TB drive for a 4TB drive. There are many options for external hard drives and we wanted to test something that was further on the spectrum than a pristine packaged solution. The Filegear One Plus handled this setup with ease which is a good sign for future compatibility.
Here we can add the 4TB drive to the Filegear. We could also import files from another storage drive by using Copy Files or Browse Files to select individual files.
The Easystore USB drive will now appear on our Filegear Storage list. If we want to add the whole drive, click the Add to Storage button on the left.
The last thing we need to do is connect to our WiFi. Use the WiFi menu option that brings up a list of available WiFi networks and connect to your network.
Below the Filegear logo, there are four buttons, Files, Pictures, Music, and Movies.
The Files tab shows internal files; personal files should be kept in the Document menu.
Moving to the Picture Tab, this starts with no Albums, we created a new Album and simply drag pictures from our PC desktop to this new Album to copy the files over.
Back at the Album view, we see the Albums we created; these can be named to describe what the Album is. The second Album is for our synced pictures from our Note 9 cell phone, more on this later.
To view our pictures merely click on an image and they will enlarge, you can use the arrows on the left and right side of the image to advance through your picture list.
There is, of course, a music player, but perhaps more exciting was the movie media feature. We skipped to the Movie Tab and proceed to copy over a few movies just like we did with the pictures.
Our movies are MP4 files, clicking on one will play the video at full-screen size.
That is pretty much all there is to load up the Filegear with pictures and movies. These can be tagged, give locations, and etc. to allow them to be sorted.
You can also invite others to use the Filegear; each person will have their own private section for their use.
Sharing files is also simple, at the top of each file thumbnail; there is a share button, click on this to email or generate a link.
Let us move on to using our Filegear One Plus on our mobile phone.