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WD 3 TB My Passport Wireless Pro, Black

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You can also use VLC or any other third party media centre on your smart device to access and view the content of the My Passport, meaning no need to waste time converting your movies to whatever stupid format iTunes support! However if you just want a card to ssd device then NextoDi made the NPS-10 which had a built in battery, would work with your own SSD and other card formats. You can either do this using the free WD My Cloud app for Android or iOS smartphones and tablets, or via a web browser on a computer. Above: Browsing through large numbers of photos is much easier with the larger screen of a tablet, such as an iPad here.

These portable solutions have to have power banks inside, because they are designed to be used without a laptop or a computer in the field, so that you can autonomously transfer / backup files. Many mirrorless cameras these days support USB charging, as do the new MacBooks, so being able to charge all my gear with the My Passport Wireless SSD is pretty neat.Designed to work seamlessly with mobile devices, and an SD card reader built-in, you get an all-in-one drive to streamline your workflow.

Summary The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a highly versatile device that lets you backup your photos in the field without lugging around a laptop or power supply.

I also found my phone stopped generating thumbnails after a while and only showed the image when it was tapped, rendering the browsing process very frustrating, although I believe this was a specific problem with my phone. Western Digital uses SanDisk SSD drives within the device, which makes sense, considering that WD owns SanDisk.

The cards take up little space, weight almost nothing, and you don’t need to keep a battery charged. The speeds may not be great, but it’s certainly very easy to deploy the My Passport Wireless SSD as a battery-operated and wireless shared storage device whether at home, in the office or even on the road where there’s no internet, access points or even any power outlets. In addition, without the RAW file to edit on my iPad, I’d not be able to make effective edits to white balance, nor really dig into the file’s data. A quick note on presentation: when you’re connected to the drive wirelessly, the My Passport Wireless SSD appears in the Network section of your computer’s drive browser. Before I go I’ll copy a couple of movies and documentaries onto the drive, and then while I’m sitting waiting in an airport or hanging around in my room I can connect my iPad to the drive and stream something to watch.

Next to this is an old-style USB 2 port for charging external devices like phones using the generous 6700mAh internal battery as a power bank, or for connecting external card readers; as a USB 2 port though, the data speeds are not going to be as quick as they could have been. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. There are three main ways to connect to the WD My Passport Wireless SSD: first, by wirelessly connecting your device direct to the drive’s own Wifi network, secondly, by connecting to the drive wirelessly via a shared access point (like a home or office access point), and third, by connecting a computer directly to the drive using a USB 3 cable.

It seems like lots of digital products offer media storage and streaming these days, so to make it a bit easier for you to understand the role of the My Passport Wireless SSD , I’ve outlined a few specific usage cases below.You can also use the rubber casing to sandwich your phone whilst it’s charging – I’m assuming that’s what it’s there for! An HD button on my Android app purports to retrieve a higher resolution version for closer examination, but on my phone made no discernable difference with the previous version. The WD My Passport Wireless SSD may work quite happily as a wireless or wired storage device for computers, but it’s also designed for those who want to leave their laptop at home and access their content via a smartphone or tablet. But if you can see yourself exploiting the standalone capabilities of the My Passport Wireless SSD for backing-up SD cards in the field and wirelessly sharing its contents, then it’s a product I can recommend. We also need to consider WiFi is CSMA/CA (Carrier-sense multiple access with collision avoidance) which will limit the IO by the number of connections.

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