WD has announced the immediate availability of its My Passport Wireless portable storage drives that include easy to use Wi-Fi connectivity.


 The new WD My Passport Wireless device in use. (Source: WD.)

My Passport Wireless drives are ideal for travellers because they enable users to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smart-phone, tablet, computer or other Wi-Fi enabled device. And when users need to transfer large amounts of data, they can take advantage of the drive’s high-speed USB 3.0 connection. Up to eight devices can be connected wirelessly to the drive at a time and each can access any content stored on the drive. Wireless N with MIMO technology ensures optimal wireless performance so users can access and transfer files quickly, as well as stream up to four HD videos simultaneously. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of continuous streaming and up to 20 hours of standby power.

The WD My Cloud mobile app easily connects to a My Passport Wireless drive for simple product setup. Once set up, the mobile app supports navigation, sharing and playback of the drive’s content and helps unify all of a users’ content under a single app and user interface. Users can also access the WD My Cloud family of personal cloud storage services as well as major public cloud services such as Dropbox, OneDrive   and Google Drive.
 An integrated SD card lets users copy their content from the SD card to the My Passport Wireless drive. Integrated FTP,  allows the drive to connect with compatible wireless cameras so users can automatically transfer photos from their cameras to the drive as they are taking them. The new My Passport Wireless drives are available in 1TB   and 2TB capacities at AU$249.99 and AU$299.99, respectively. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.