The original WD My Passport Wireless left a lot of us wanting more: more battery life, more capability, and a sleeker design. WD has definitely taken these shortcomings to heart, and the all new My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi has all that and more. Improvements have been made across the board with the new SD 3.0 card reader, wireless 802.11ac technology and a whopping 10-hour battery life. Hard drive capacity has gone up with WD offering up to 3TB in mobile storage.
Peace of mind storage
WD’s storage management software is incredibly easy to use, and since I already had a few WD devices hooked up in my home network, the My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi sync up to ecosystem without a hitch. With that in place, I could easily backup any footage I shot while out on assignment. Just pop in the SD card, let it back-up automatically to the preset folder, and decide which photos or clips I’d like to back-up on my main storage at home. Ah, the wonders of technology! Of course, this also meant that I could do all this as I’m moving from location to location and now worry whether my footage was all backed up on disk.
Points To Ponder
Point 1: Built-in Power Bank
An integrated 6,400 mAh power bank will give you the necessary juice to keep the My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi for up to 10 hours.
Point 2: Wireless Access
Connect the My Passport Wireless Pro to your mobile device with the My Cloud app to manage your files and best of all, link up with Adobe Creative Cloud so all your files are prepped ready for editing.
By Amir Othman
Dimensions: 126 x 126 x 24 mm
System Compatibility: Formatted ExFAT for Windows 7/8/10 and OS X 10.8/9/10/11/12
Interface: Wireless 802.11ac, SD Card 3.0 Slot, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 (host)
Total score: 9
Verdict: The small but mighty My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi is a creative professional’s best friend; for when you need a practical, functional mobile storage.