WD My Passport Wireless Pro Review: Portable Storage For Mobile Devices
Introducing The WD My Passport Wireless Pro
External storage is commonplace now, but traditional standalone storage products sometimes leave a large number of devices hanging. I've got a 2TB external drive plugged into a USB 3 port, for example, which is great for the main PC, but it doesn't help much with the laptop, iPhone and iPad.
That's where some of the latest wireless storage products like the WD My Passport Wireless Pro we're going to be showing you here come in. Through creative piggy-backing onto your Wi-Fi network, you can add multiple terabytes of additional storage that can be accessed by any wirelessly-connected device, giving your phone, tablet, laptop and anything else shared access through a high-speed wireless interface.
Western Digital launched the previous My Passport Wireless portable Wi-Fi hard drive in late 2014. This new Pro version of the drive increases capacity, Wi-Fi speed, and nearly doubles battery capacity. The result is a much larger device than the one introduced in 2014, but the trade-off is worth it. The new WD My Passport Wireless Pro retains the SD card reader of the previous version and also sports a USB 3.0 port.
The My Passport Wireless Pro is basically a wireless NAS (network attached storage) device that you pair with your home Wi-Fi network, so it uses your wireless network to make itself available to other connected devices. The My Passport Wireless Pro uses a dual-band Wi-Fi radio to act as an access point and attach to the existing wireless network.