Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:24

VIDEO: WD's new wireless SSD is a passport to a faster, wire-free life


Available in Australia at last, WD's new wireless SSD is "designed for avid photographers and drone enthusiasts who require durable and high-performance media capture solutions", and for anyone else that feels the need for wireless speed.

Western Digital has a brand new My Passport Wireless SSD in Australia, and its benefits are more than just letting you store data without needing to use a USB cable, although of course USB 3.0 connectivity remains an option.

It features a "one-touch card copy" function to enable "editing and sharing of content out in the field, as well as a new capability to directly access the device within third-party mobile creative apps, like FiLMiC Pro and LumaFusion".

Below are some of the new drive's features:

  • Built-in SD card reader with up to 65MB/s read speeds and one-touch copy button that makes it easy to quickly backup photos and videos from an SD card without a computer or additional software.
  • Durable, shock-resistant SSD inside that helps keep content safe from shock, vibrations and drops up to one (1) meter, even when the drive is in operation.
  • Fast SSD transfer speeds (up to 390 MB/s read) when using the USB 3.0 port to move files to and from PC or Mac computers.
    All-day battery life (up to 10 hours of continuous use).
  • Wirelessly stream 4K videos and view photos with the My Cloud mobile app.
  • RAW image support.

Lauren Bath, Australian travel photographer, said of the new drive: "As a travel photographer I’m often on the road, sometimes spending up to three weeks of the month away from home. From some of the most remote parts of Australia to Zimbabwe my camera gear and I are never in one place for too long.

"Having the right tools to do my job is key for me and access to a fast SSD in the field is crucial to my workflow. With this simple and easy to use device I can backup my photos through the simple touch of a button, review my photos in real-time via the My Cloud App and even charge all of my devices so they can outlast a long shoot day."

Now available at key Australian IT retail outlets ad online stores including JB Hi-FI, Ted’s Cameras and Amazon Australia, RRP pricing "starts at $429.00 for 250GB, $529.00 for 500GB, $849.99 for 1TB and $1,399.99 for 2TB".

Full product details are here. 

Here's WD's Official Product Overview video: 


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