Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro, analysis after testing it in the office

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In our day to day we have been fortunate to enjoy the HD external Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro. A practical device that provides enormous alternatives to the user’s storage needs. But before talking about its characteristics and our experience of use, I remind you that we also present the WD My Book Essential, from the same manufacturer.

Presentation, design and construction of the Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

The WD My Passport Wireless Pro it is a wireless storage unit. What about its manufacturer, Western digital, he tries to emphasize, we can use wherever we are. The idea and design of this external hard drive is to provide all types of user with portable storage that can be used in the field with ease. A perfect solution for example for professionals and fans of the audiovisual world, such as photographers and video cameras. Well with him My Passport Wireless Pro transferring, editing and streaming photos or videos in high definition will be a breeze.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Before going into more technical aspects, we will discuss less fundamental details, but just as important when deciding on a product. And in the end, everything adds up.

Box and packing

The truth is that the manufacturer WD pamper this aspect a lot. The hard disk is presented in a beautiful and compact blue box, on the front of which appears the image of the product. This is where the model and capacity are exposed to us, as well as its most important functions. But also, in the same photo, in a very graphic way, its differential advantages are pointed out compared to other models. On the sides and back, the information is completed, in a very detailed way, so that practically the client can have all the device data.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Inside the packaging we find the external hard drive, together with the charging socket, two different power adapters and a cable USB. All very well protected and embedded in a transparent plastic piece. Apart from this, a welcome sheet that greets us with a HELLO and that on the back shows us graphically in 4 easy steps how to start using the device. This small card is where the password appears to access by Wifi to the hard drive. Although that same key also appears on a sticker on the device itself. The last item we find inside the box is the typical multi-lingual technical service and warranty brochure.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Design and build

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Once the external hard drive is removed from its packaging we see that it is an element that does not have a very innovative design. The housing is made of plastic and entirely black in color. Square in shape, its dimensions are 126mm x 126mm with a width of just 2.5 cm. It is a relatively light peripheral, it does not reach the 500 grams of weight.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

The upper face has, centered, a small elevation crossed by stripes of two shades, where the brand, model name and two small LEDs (blue) appear that indicate the activity of the disk and the status of the wireless connection. In the upper left corner there are another 4 small LED dots, with the mission of indicating the status of the battery.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

On the sides we find buttons and connections. The WD My Passport Wireless Pro dispose of:

  • Top side: Power button / USB 3.0 port / USB 2.0 port / Multipurpose button
  • Left side: SD card slot

The multipurpose button is used both to check the battery status, adjust the protection Wifi and back up the card SD. When the battery status is checked, the small LEDs in the corner light up. Depending on the amount of those that are turned on and the signals they emit, we will know the available battery charge.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro Features and Functions

The disc Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro hides endless utilities and purposes. Well, apart from the normal function of saving and storing user data, it can provide another series of advantageous aids. Let’s see each one of them.

Wi Fi performance

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

This device has technology 802.11ac wireless. Thanks to which you get fast performance with smooth transmissions, wireless image transfer from compatible cameras and fast editing, either from a connected tablet or computer.

Battery and device charging

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Capable of providing up to 10 hours of continuous use. Provides the ability to use the disc anywhere for a longer time. It also has the extra feature of being able to charge smartphones, digital SLR cameras or other USB devices. Well, it integrates a charger 6,400 mAh to keep devices running.

Portable media server

With the disc we can wirelessly transmit multimedia files to smartphones, Smart TV or any other device compatible with Plex. The software tool Plex Organize all your multimedia content with a simple interface and visually enhance it by adding descriptions, summaries, posters, and album covers.

Access from anywhere

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Using the mobile app My Cloud Files stored on the disk can be accessed from anywhere using either a tablet or a smartphone.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro Technical Specifications

Here is a summary table with all the technical details of this external disk Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro:

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro
Physical characteristics
Length 126 mm (5 inches)
Width 126 mm (5 inches)
Height 24 mm (0.94 inches)
Weight 0.45 kg (1 lb)
Colour Black
Connections
  • 802.11ac wireless technology
  • SD card slot
  • USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0 (guest)
Performance Specifications
Data transfer rate
  • USB 3.0 up to 800MB / s
  • SD 3.0 up to 104 MB / s
  • AC 1 × 1 up to 433 Mb / s
Operating temperature 0 ° C to 35 ° C
Non-operating temperature –20 ° C to 60 ° C
Compatible systems
ExFAT format for
  • Windows® 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 operating systems
  • Mac OS® X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, or Mountain Lion
  • DLNA® / UPnP® or Plex-compatible devices for streaming
Package content
  • Portable Storage Disk with Wi-Fi
  • USB Cable
  • USB power adapter
  • Quick install guide
Others
Capabilities and models
  • 1 TB WDBVPL0010BBK
  • 2 TB WDBP2P0020BBK
  • 3 TB WDBSMT0030BBK
  • 4 TB WDBSMT0040BBK
Limited warranty 2 years worldwide

Conclusions, availability and price of the WD My Passport Wireless Pro

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

In the office we have been really delighted with the external disk WD My Passport Wireless Pro. From taking it out of the packaging to having it running, it takes just five minutes. It’s really easy to use, and thanks to the App from the manufacturer for mobiles and tablets, we have all the resources in the palm of our hand. Integration in the home / office wireless network is also complete. Well, with the simple 4-step configuration, the device remains connected to access it from the computer at any time.

PROS:
  • USB 3.0 port.
  • Card reader.
  • Small and light.
  • Long battery life.
  • You can recharge other devices.
  • Easy setup.

CONS:
  • Price.
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