Used a Kingston Wi-Drive for this test.
Android consistently streamed, and / or download the Archos files flawlessly from the Wi-Drive.
iOS had problems again. If the video format was one of the natively supported formats, iOS streamed / downloaded the videos fine using the Wi-Drive app. However, the Archos videos are not natively supported on iOS. When selecting an Archos video file from the Wi-Drive using the iOS Wi-Drive app, you do have the opportunity to select the player you desire to use for video playback. Problem is the non-native video formats do not stream, the full video is downloaded before playback which takes on average 20 minutes, and frequently the connection drops even though the devices were about 2 feet apart during testing. For me, this is unacceptable, need immediate streaming which Android has no problem initiating consistently with the same videos.
Bottom line – Android is definitely the quickest, easiest, and most reliable platform for me to use for my viewing of the Archos videos while on-the-go. iOS does not stream the mp4 wrapped in a AVI container videos, and downloading takes too long before playback.