WD 3 TB My Passport Wireless Pro, Black

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WD 3 TB My Passport Wireless Pro, Black

WD 3 TB My Passport Wireless Pro, Black

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There’s lots of different ways you can use the My Passport Wireless SSD and in my review I’ll discuss how it could fit into your workflow as a photographer. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. David, that’s what I have been doing for a while now, except I don’t copy from one card to another – I shoot to both cards at the same time (backup mode), and save them in my memory card holder turned upside down.

And while it seems a little traditional, they can also be connected directly to a computer over USB for the fastest data transfer. Once the SD card backup starts, you will be able to monitor the copy process by checking out the progress bar in the WD My Cloud app. 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. Finally, the drive has it’s own inbuilt battery which gives it up to 10 hours of power for backing up the cards or connecting to a tablet or phone.

All I need to do is insert a memory card from my camera into the side of the My Passport, then throw the unit back into my camera bag – without having to do anything else, the unit creates a fast backup to its internal SDD of the contents of the card. I thought it would be a good idea to give it a shot, but this turned out to be a pretty bad idea at the end. Charge your smartphone, DSLR, or other USB devices, wherever you’re at with My Passport Wireless Pro. There’s LaCie’s DJI Copilot hard drive, not to mention Kickstarter projects like the Gnarbox, currently gearing-up to launch its version 2 model by the end of 2018.

Tapping any photo file or thumbnail retrieves a version to fill the phone’s screen and once in this view you can pinch to zoom-in a little or swipe fairly quickly and responsively between them. Western Digital uses SanDisk SSD drives within the device, which makes sense, considering that WD owns SanDisk. If you’re like me and hate trying to import movies into iTunes, then onto to your iPad, using the My Passport Wireless SSD is a massive breath of fresh air! If the drive is already connected to a shared access point, say in a home or office, then your phone or tablet should be able to talk to it via the app straightaway. For 1Tb SSD, and the RAV, and the USB Hub, i spend about 370 EUR, and gives me more options than the WD My Passport – think thats about 520 EUR for 1Tb and does not allow me to copy from XQD.As always, it is a good idea to update to the latest firmware release, as it might address bugs, as well as add more camera support in the future. Ideally, you should first “Eject” the card through the WD My Cloud app or through the web interface, just like you would on your computer to make sure that there are no active transfers taking place.

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! Second, I found the process of copying data from a cloud provider to be painfully slow, something I could easily avoid by just plugging it directly into my computer. At the above IO rates I wouldn’t expect the SSD version of the WD My Passport Wireless Unit to perform much faster over WiFi. I transferred the same 53 GB data twice and managed to back up another full 32 GB SD card and I still had 79% battery life left, even with the device powered on for quite a while during the process of writing this review.

Battery use was also managed very well – the device went from 100% to 92%, which is great, considering how much data was moved. Within here you’ll find folders labeled by date, and within these, folders labeled by time, and finally within those, a folder with the card identification name which itself contains the actual backup itself.

I reviewed the most expensive 2TB unit, but you can save some money by opting for one of the smaller units too. Once attached, you can wirelessly access content on a USB device using your computer, or a mobile device through the My Cloud app. When he’s not taking photos or reviewing the latest camera gear and software, Mark can be found cycling around the northern rivers. Again the backup process began as soon as I inserted the card, and this time completed 15 minutes and 23 seconds later.

All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998–2024 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. Note the ARW RAW format of the A7 III was readable even though it’s not yet on WD’s compatibility list. If this new backup took place on the same day as a previous one, then this new time-stamped folder will be nestled within the existing date folder. Anything that’s in the root of the SD card is copied over, so no videos, nor logs or other data are left behind.



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