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WD My Passport Wireless SSD – Offload and Review Footage Without a Laptop

By Olaf von Voss

My Passport Wireless SSD

At this year’s CES, Western Digital have updated their previous My Passport Wireless Pro lineup of portable external storage devices to new SSD-equipped models. While WD My Passport Wireless SSD might be a slightly tongue-twisting name, the product itself seems to be very capable!

SSD is becoming mainstream in both ways: capacity and pricepoint. While conventional HDDs are still around of course, their more rugged and more lightweight solid state counterparts are becoming more and more affordable while continuously gaining capacity.

WD My Passport Wireless SSD

If you’re a on-the-go shooter, a fast SSD is a good companion for offloading your valuable footage in the field. If that SSD happen to be a My Passport Wireless SSD you get some extra value in a compact package:

  • 250GB – 2TB Storage Capacity / durable, shock-resistant SSD
  • SD Card Slot (USB 2.0) with one-touch copy button
  • Built-In 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Up to 10 Hour Battery Life, can be used as a powerbank
  • Up to 2.4A Power Output
  • USB 3.0 interface (for external disks)
  • Wirelessly stream 4K videos and view photos

Watch the short introduction video below for a quick rundown of features:

This SSD is quite similar to the kickstarter-fueled GNARBOX (read the article here). The capacity of the My Passport Wireless SSD is much bigger, though: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models are available. Plus, this SSD doubles as a 6,700 mAh powerbank, which is pretty neat!

Passport Wireless SSD

After importing your files via the built-in SD card reader (other types can be hooked up via USB), you can use the free WD My Cloud app (iOS | <a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wdc.wd2go&hl=en" → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

WD launches two new portable SSDs designed for photographers and drone users

In addition to revealing the world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive, Western Digital has launched two new portable SSDs specifically designed for “avid photographers and drone enthusiasts” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD offers both high performance and durability in an extremely portable package, while the My Passport Wireless SSD gives photographers a solid state version of WD’s popular My Wireless Pro, which features built-in WiFi, an SD card slot, and other convenient features for photographers on-the-go.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a lightweight (79g / .17lbs) pocket-sized USB-C drive encased in a durable housing with an IP55 dust- and water-resistant rating. Thanks to the housing, the drive can withstand operating temperatures ranging from 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F), as well as storage temperatures ranging from -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F).

The Extreme Portable SSD drive has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, read speeds up to 550MB/s, and out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and macOS.

The drives are currently listed on SanDisk’s website as “not in stock” at the following capacities and price points: 250GB for $100, 500GB for $170, 1TB for $350, and 2TB for $700.

WD My Passport Wireless SSD

The My Passport Wireless SSD, as the name suggests, is a solid state version/update to the original My Passport Wireless Pro that we reviewed and actually quite liked.

Housed in an enclosure with an integrated 802.11ac wireless connection, this drive allows users to access content on the drive over WiFi, including streaming 4K videos to a computer or mobile device. The wireless feature works with the My Cloud mobile app, as well as some third-party apps including LumaFusion and FiLMiC Pro.

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From:: DPreview

Western Digital reveals world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at CES

At CES 2018, Western Digital has introduced what it calls the world’s smallest 1TB flash drive, a tiny USB-C model sporting the SanDisk brand. This flash drive isn’t yet available on the market; instead, it’s acting as a demonstration of Western Digital’s latest advances in storage innovation.

The SanDisk 1TB USB-C model has a “classic” long flash drive form factor—not the newer form factor that fits almost entirely within a USB port—but the company managed to squeeze a full terabyte of storage into this still-tiny size, though it hasn’t provided additional details such as speed, cost, or anticipated launch date.

In addition to showcasing the 1TB USB-C drive, Western Digital has launched the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive, a model it calls the smallest 256GB USB drive in the world. This drive features a low-profile form factor and a read speed up to 130MB/s.

The flash drive is currently listed on the SanDisk website for $150 USD, but is still shown as not-in-stock.

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From:: DPreview