Unboxing WD My Passport Wireless - External hard disk for photographers on the go ( Wi-Fi Mobile Storage ) #WDmypassportwireless

by - Thursday, March 24, 2016

As a photographer and video maker myself, I always have to make sure I do have enough storage for my data. My normal usage monthly can simply up to 1TB. I always shoot for event and press conference. Usually event/press conference they need immediate photo. Not only I have to get the right shot (composition, focus, brightness, color, etc.) on the spot I also have to make sure I can deliver to them perfectly right after the event. Since usually those gig or press conference does not have time for me to edit my photos, I have to make sure I'm prepared.

One my main concern is time. Usually I have to transfer all my data right after the event. Afraid not, with the current technology, Western Digital has come out with a  brilliant hard disk known as My Passport Wireless. Yes, you heard me. WIRELESS. 

One thing I like about this WD My Passport Wireless is I can transfer right away and up to 8 people can download the data at the same time. WD My Passport Wireless have their own wireless. I own few different DSLR and some of it have Wi-Fi features such as Canon 6D. Means that I can directly transfer my data to the hard disk. What I usually did was my other camera such as Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 1DX who do not have Wi-Fi features, I put my SD card in the hard disk and use another SD to shoot and I repeat the same process once the SD card is full. Meanwhile, since the data is transferred to the hard disk, my client can easily access to the hard disk (with password protected) and download the photo. Some of them took the photo and did a live update.

Wirelessly access files from all your devices. Instantly back up and transfer SD card files. Built-in, rechargeable battery

My Passport Wireless is the one drive for all your devices. Save images and files from computers, tablets and smartphones to this single portable drive, all with no need for wires or Internet. Back up or transfer your photos and videos from your SD card to keep on shooting. Plus, stream media to your Smart TV, smartphone and tablet. 
Let's do the unboxing, shall we?

Standard package includes
Wi-Fi mobile storage, USB cable, USB power adapter & Quick Install Guide.

Product Features

You’re more attached with no attachments
- Free of wires and the Internet, you can connect with up to 8 devices at the same time.

Built-in SD card slot
- Instantly transfer or back up photos and videos from your SD card in the field so that you can keep on shooting.

Rechargeable battery to keep you going
- Stay mobile with the long-lasting, built-in, rechargeable battery. Get up to 6 hours of continuous video streaming and up to 20 hours of standby time.

Wirelessly connect with your mobile devices
- Interact with your media files using your tablet and smartphone with WD’s My Cloud™ mobile app. Save and access your files securely from anywhere on any iOS® or Android™ device.

Stream media to connect devices
- Stream up to 4 HD videos at once to multiple devices. Plus, stream your media to connected TV’s, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA®/UPnP® devices.

Internet sharing
- Use My Passport Wireless as a Wi-Fi hub to share an Internet connection with multiple devices.

Keep your private stuff private
- Feel secure from unauthorized access with Wi-Fi password protection for every file you save. Plus, protect your drive from USB access using Drive Lock in the device dashboard.

You’re in control
- Configure, manage and diagnose your drive using the intuitive dashboard. Run drive diagnostics, erase and format your drive, register your drive and more.

Ultra-fast USB 3.0
- Quickly transfer large amounts of data to the drive using the ultra-fast USB 3.0 port. 

Product Specifications

INTERFACE
- Wireless-N with MIMO
- SD card slot
- USB 3.0

KIT CONTENTS
- Wi-Fi mobile storage
- USB cable
- USB power adapter
- Quick install guide

OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
- Data transfer rate*
- USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s
- SD 2.0 up to 25MB/s
- 2x2 Wireless-N
- Operating temperature: 0°C to 35°C
- Non-op. temperature: –20°C to 60°C

SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
- Formatted ExFAT for Windows Vista®,
- Windows® 7 or Windows 8 operating system and Mac OS® X
- Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating systems.

CAPACITIES AND MODELS
- 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB 

LIMITED WARRANTY
- 2 years Worldwide

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