Unboxing the WD My Passport Wireless SSD
Inside the packaging we get the following items
- WD Passport Wireless SSD
- A Drop Protection Bumper Case
- USB Cable
- USB Power Adapter
Design & Quality
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD has a rugged design and a square form factor, it is built really well and feels solid in hand, the drop protection bumper case included with the external SSD is of good quality and will protect your SSD from and scuffs or mishandlings or drops from 1M even when the drive is operational.
In terms of buttons accessibility, the top edge of the SSD has two buttons – one for powering it on/off and another one for initiating the data transfers.
You can be worry-free about data loss in your next photography adventure, this SSD will be your savior, when you would be working in rough conditions and even after the exposure, WD My Passport Wireless SSD would work perfectly.
Features & Specifications
Available Storage options
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a portable solid-state drive (SSD) that can store and stream media over a wireless network. It is available in 3 storage options, those are 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variants.
This features a USB 2.0 Port, USB 3.0 and WiFi Connectivity & features, One-Touch Copy which helps in backing up the photos from your Cameras & drones easily with a touch of a button, this is possible due to the in-built SD card reader and the USB Port on the WD My Passport Wireless SSD.
The Built-in SD Card reader with reading speeds up to 65MB/s, and with one touch, the data will be backed up to the WD My Passport Wireless SSD without a computer, saving a lot of time and effort.
This SSD has fast read/write speeds, In our general usage we saw read speeds of 200+ Mbps and write speeds up to 150+Mbps, which we feel is really fast for a portable wireless SSD.
Battery & Charging
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD has a 6700 Mah battery, which can continuously power up the SSD wirelessly for up to 8-10 hours, plus you use this even charge your smartphones when required. Although the charging speeds would be slow, but still this will be really useful while your phone runs out of charge in an outdoor shoot.
This SSD gives a power output of 1.5A when idle and 0.9A when in use, there are four led indicators in the SSD, which will blink when you are charging, when the SSD is fully charged the led would be stable.
This would be a great travel accessory to have, you take it for your outdoor photography shoots, steam videos on the go and backup your data easily.
Wireless Access, Raw Image, and 4K Streaming
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD supports wireless access to the files, one can view and edit the raw files and can stream 4K videos from the SSD, this can be done via using the WD MyCloud App which can be downloaded and used from the PC, Android or IoS App stores.
You can easily use the wireless function by Just turning on the wireless access button in the SSD and you are good to go.
You can also use 3rd party apps, like FiLMiC Pro, to capture and save footage directly to the drive, or LumaFusion to edit video in the field.
With the purchase of this drive, we get a 2 months complimentary access to Adobe cloud photography membership.
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a gadget that every outdoor photographer or content creator should have, as this makes the data backup and transfer process really easy and saves a lot of time, although a bit on the expensive side, in long term usage, you would thank yourself for this purchase.
If you are using a SATA [HDD] / Normal Hard Disk, you must consider buying this Wireless SSD, because the normal hard disk drives can fail anytime and data recovery is a hassle, better, to use a backup drive like the WD Wireless SSD to regularly backup your data. SSDs are mostly fail-proof, so you can be worry-free about your data loss.
Image Credits: Some Images shown in this article are taken from WD Product Listing Web Page for article reference.