Designed mainly for the content creators and mobile warriors out there, Western Digital last week has officially launched its brand new My Passport Wireless storage drive in Malaysia. Available with capacities of up to 2TB, it allows users to wirelessly save and access their data from virtually any desktop PC, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more.
This is made possible via 802.11n wireless network with 2×2 MIMO antenna setup that is built into the drive which also allows it to support up to 8 devices at a time. In addition to that, the WD My Passport Wireless also supports content streaming to DLNA and UPnP devices. The company also stated that the storage’s built-in battery provides up to 6 hours of simultaneous streaming for four HD videos as well as up to 20 hours of standby time.
Interestingly, My Passport Wireless can also be used as a mobile wireless hotspot which allows it to share Internet connection from user’s existing network or connected devices to multiple devices. It also supports WD’s own My Cloud mobile app which is designed to help users easily monitor and access their data on the drive through iOS or Android devices as well as save files from such devices to the drive wirelessly.
Despite its wireless nature, users still able to utilize My Passport Wireless like a standard external hard drive through its USB 3.0 port. Not to forget, user are also able to copy or move their SD card contents to My Passport Wireless through its built-in SD card reader with just a touch of a button.
This particular function can also be set to automatic, if users desire to. Certain wireless-enabled cameras can even take advantage of the integrated FTP within the My Passport Wireless for seamless automated file transfer.
The new WD My Passport Wireless is readily available in Malaysia with a price tag of RM 599 for 1TB while the larger 2TB capacity is priced at RM 699. Stay tuned for our review on the drive coming your way very soon but for the meantime, check out www.wd.com to learn more about it.