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WD 3 TB My Passport Wireless Pro, Black

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Inserting and removing SD cards is a pretty straightforward process (it works just like doing it on a camera), but there are a few things one should keep in mind. I reviewed the most expensive 2TB unit, but you can save some money by opting for one of the smaller units too. However if you just want a card to ssd device then NextoDi made the NPS-10 which had a built in battery, would work with your own SSD and other card formats. I do photography and Time lapses so many pictures transfer and I need something fast with a battery that would last a day of shoot meaning 3 to 4 64gb sd cards.

If you are mostly going to connect to the drive to a computer you may think a ‘dumb’ external disk would be a better bet, but don’t forget the built-in SD slot – you could still enjoy the security of easy backup in the field without having to carry a laptop with you all the time. For a laptop user, having a built-in SSD with an SD card slot would be sufficient, since power could be provided through the USB port. But if you can see yourself exploiting the standalone capabilities of the My Passport Wireless SSD for backing-up SD cards in the field and wirelessly sharing its contents, then it’s a product I can recommend. During the configuration process, you’ll be asked if you want to connect the drive to a home or office Wifi network and if you want to make the drive visible on these networks.

The WD My Passport Wireless SSD has one more trick up its sleeve: it can be used as a wireless media server, dishing-up photos, music and videos to compatible players.

A conclusion of the style “slow on WiFi” can be anything, but not that informational unless connection speed (AC433 or AC866) and protocol (FTP or SMB) is specified. On a Mac, you can access it via the Finder by opening the Network, after which it presents a standard folder labeled Storage; subsequently it simply appears as Storage in the main Finder view of your computer, allowing you to easily drag and drop files. port, you can easily transfer media from an external USB storage device like a DLSR or CF card reader. I've previously managed back up with an iPad (to the device and thence to the cloud if there's adequate wifi) but now I find myself doing more bird photography and taking more bursts, the iPad struggles a bit. While I previously did not consider the WD My Passport-series devices for my backup needs when traveling, the latest Wireless SSD version is something I would certainly consider for my own needs and recommend to other photographers.What this meant was I could keep the My Passport Wireless SSD in the overhead luggage compartment on a plane, whilst our two kids could be sitting on nearby seats watching their favorite shows, and my wife and I could be streaming movies to our respective iPads… all at the same time!

Unfortunately, as cool as adding a cloud service might sound, I did not find it to be of much use for a number of reasons. Sometimes I have my laptop with me at the end of a wedding day, but find that trying to start my backup process with it is inconvenient whilst on the move. If you’re consistent at removing ingested memory cards or media you’ve already streamed, there’s no need to purchase the higher capacity versions. While it is possible to use the WD My Passport Wireless SSD wirelessly at all times, that’s not the route you want to take if you want to be able to copy anything fast to or from the device. Now I much prefer to do serious editing back at home on my laptop, but the mobile version of Lightroom has a fantastic amount of features and it’s fine for quick edits on an image to post on social media while you’re on the road.If you have the drive setup to only copy over new files, then this folder will only contain the new files since the last backup, otherwise you get a fresh copy of the entire contents to date. With the My Passport Wireless SSD connected to my home access point, I was able to connect to it using two laptops and an iPad over Wifi, as well as a Windows 10 PC connected to my home network with a cable.

In truth a pair of pants can weigh more than a laptop, so one fewer makes room, though I usually have no trouble with room in the photo backpack I carry on board as my “personal item”.If you find yourself wanting to sync up your data to the cloud via Dropbox or some other service, your best bet would be to connect the drive directly to your computer, then configure your desktop client to sync with the folders on the device. With the My Passport Wireless SSD, I can import the contents of my memory card to the unit, then use the WD My Cloud app on my iPad to wirelessly access whichever RAW file I want. After firing up the application, I let it find my home wireless access point, and went through the process of connecting to it. Using an integrated 6,400 mAh power bank, you get the perfect travel partner to keep your devices running.

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