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WD 1TB My Passport Wireless Portable External Hard Drive - WIFI USB 3.0 - WDBK8Z0010BBK-NESN
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- Built in SD card slot
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- Wirelessly connect with your mobile devices
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- Wirelessly connect with up to 8 devices at a time
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Award-winning My Cloud mobile app
Securely upload and access photos and videos from your tablet and smartphone using WD’s award-winning My Cloud mobile app.
Save and access content, without wires or Internet, from multiple devices at once. Offload photos and videos from your smartphone or tablet to free up space. Easily transfer your photos and videos from your SD card on the go.
- Wirelessly connect up to 8 devices at once
- Easily back up your SD card on the go
- Free up space on tablets and smartphones
- Long lasting, rechargeable battery
One wireless solution for all your devices
Instantly access your media and files with multiple connected devices, all at the same time.
Easily transfer content for your SD card
Perfect for photographers to back up or transfer files from their SD card in the field to keep on shooting.
Protect and enjoy your epic adventures
With this one device, you can seamlessly protect all your GoPro shots and stream them to your mobile devices.
Free up space on your smartphone and tablet
Wherever life takes you, have peace of mind knowing you can offload photos and videos from your mobile device so you never run out of space.
Unleash your media
Smoothly stream videos, photos and music to your mobile devices, connected TV’s, media players and gaming consoles.
Stay mobile with the long-lasting, rechargeable battery
Get up to 6 hours of continuous video streaming with the built-in, rechargeable battery.
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|Digital Storage Capacity||1.0 TB||2 TB||2.0 TB||2 TB||1000 MB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||External||Portable, 1x2TB||Portable||Fast transfer rates When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers maximum performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Works seamlessly with the latest USB 3.0 devices and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices as well. High capacity in a small enclosure The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage the ideal companion for consumers who want to take their important files with them. Improve PC performance When your internal drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again. WD quality inside and out We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection. Formatted for Windows Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Reformatting required for other operating systems.||Portable||Portable|
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|Item Dimensions||5.00 x 3.39 x 0.96 inches||5.00 x 5.00 x 0.94 inches||5.21 x 3.61 x 0.86 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches||4.30 x 3.10 x 0.55 inches|
|Item Weight||0.60 lbs||1.00 lbs||—||4.66 ounces||4.23 ounces||5.28 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||1 TB||2 TB||2.00 TB||2000 GB||1000 MB||2 TB|
My Passport wireless is the one drive for all your devices. Life goes faster with no strings attached. Save images and files from all your devices to this single portable drive. Free up space on your tablet and smartphone. Back up or transfer your photos and videos from your SD card to keep on shooting. Portable. It's one drive with no boundaries.
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The setup of the Passport was accomplished per the accompanying quick-install guide and the browser on my Windows PC. This entails turning the device on, connecting to its hotspot (which shows up in the Windows available networks as "MyPassport," then navigating to its configuration page at http://mypassport (IP address 192.168.60.1). From that menu, I selected "Wi-Fi"," turned on "Wi-Fi Networks," clicked on my home network from the list, entered my password, and the device and the Passport connected to my network. Next, I returned to the home screen, clicked "Firmware," checked for updates, then clicked on "Install." It switched into a status screen then downloaded and installed the update. Unfortunately, the status screen telling me an install was underway and not to unplug the device stayed up for hours. I finally gave up and powered the device down then back up again and found everything was fine (Note a later update installed without the hung screen, so I think the bug may have been fixed by the first update). With a fully updated device showing version v1.04.06 in the "Firmware" menu, I proceeded setting other configuration options. Under the Wi-Fi menu, I clicked on "Edit" by "MyPassport Wireless" to set a password on the Passport hot spot. Under "Media," I disabled DLNA (since I don't plan to stream media from the device), enabled Automatic Import (so SD cards would be copied to the drive on insertion), and selected the Copy mode for import (so the SD card wouldn’t be erased after copy to the hard drive). Having completed set-up via my Windows PC, I then moved on to configuring our phones.
I installed the "WD My Cloud" app on my wife's Android phone without problems. I then connected to the MyPassport Wi-Fi network, entered the password I set-up during configuration, and started the My Cloud app. The app provides everything needed to configure and use the Passport on my wife's phone. In fact, set-up on using the phone would have been a little easier than set-up through a browser as I did. It took my wife a while to get the hang of moving photos and documents between her phone and the Passport, but she had the hang of it within 5 or 10 minutes.
Setting up my Nokia phone (Windows Phone 8.1) to use the Passport was not as hard as I expected given the fact that there is no My Cloud app for Windows phones. I simply connected to the MyPassport Wi-Fi network, installed the free "ShareFolder Explorer" app from the Windows store, then configured the app for the shared folders visible on the Passport. I was then able to move files between my phone and shared folders on the Passport with ease. While this app obviously can't configure the Passport like Western Digital's own Android/iOS app (that can be done using my phone's browser), the ShareFolder Explorer app works on *any* network share, so it's a pretty handy general purpose app to have on my phone.
With everything set-up, I started benchmarking.
I installed a 32 GB SanDisk PLUS SDHC card rated for 80 MBPS containing 29.6 GB of data in 1,281 files comprised of an equal number of large raw images (~36 MB each) and associated jpg files (~10 MB each). The Passport copied the entire contents of the SD card to the "SD Card Imports" folder on the drive in approximately 45 minutes (equating to ~11 MBPS). Not too shabby for the small ARM processor inside the Passport. I moved data to and from the Passport over Wi-Fi, and observed 4 MBPS write and 3 MBPS read speeds, pretty typical for an 802.11g network. I then connected the drive to a USB 3.0 port on my computer and noted I could move the large folder created from my SD card between the Passport and my computer at ~100 MBPS, typical for a spinning HDD on USB 3.0. Finally, I went to www.speedtest.net using the connection through the Passport and observed 5 MbPS download and 8 MbPS upload speeds. Surprised at the result, I ran the same test again, this time connecting directly to my home Wi-Fi rather than passing through the Passport, and observed my usual 24 MbPS download and 25 MbPS upload speeds. The pass through function of the Passport is clearly throttling my Wi-Fi during pass-through, but that probably isn't a big deal as I seldom see 5 MbPS connections in hotel rooms or public hotspots (or my friends' homes for that matter). I don't plan to use the Passport at home, but if I do, I will simply plug it into my PC or laptop and share it on my network, so the pass-through throttling is not a big issue for me.
I was concerned a bit about security when I bought the Passport, but they've handled it well. The data on the hard drive is accessible only two ways; via the MyPassort Wi-Fi connection or via USB. The Wi-Fi can be secured with a strong password and the USB port can be disabled via the "Drive Lock" option in Passport configuration, so nobody can easily access the data. The Passport does not encrypt the hard drive contents, however, and it would be a rather simple thing to remove the hard drive, install it in an enclosure, and access its contents. I don't consider photos and videos to be sensitive, however, so I'm not too concerned. If I ever want to store sensitive data on the drive, it will likely be via my computer or tablet, and I can always encrypt the files before loading them onto the Passport.
I have three final notes before wrapping this review up. First, you can reformat the drive as an NTFS volume (as required to store Windows disc images) when connected via USB just like any other drive. Simply drag all the folders on the Passport to a folder on your desktop, format the drive as you normally would, then drag the folders back onto the drive. Second, I've seen a number of folks asking whether they can use the drive with Compact Flash, MicroSD, etc. The answer is "yes, using adapters." Compact Flash users will want to buy one of the Compact Flash card adaptors that allows an SD card to be used in their camera while MicroSD card users will want to buy an SD card adapter (which typically comes with MicroSD cards at purchase). Third, the Passport Media menu shows progress while copying the SD card to the hard drive, but the count of data transferred moves in 200 MB then 1 GB increments (!) and forces one to watch for quite a while to ensure everything is proceeding as expected. It's a nit, but the WD software folks might want to fix that in the next firmware update.
In summary, I am very pleased with the MyPassport Wireless. It was easy to set-up and works just as expected. Its performance is also precisely as expected (or *should* have expected) for a spinning HDD mated to a small low power processor. I say "should have expected" because I didn't even *think* about whether it would degrade my Wi-Fi speeds in the pass through mode, but it does... just as one would expect given the small processor in the device. I've rated the Passport with 5 stars because it satisfies my need, works well, and performs as expected. I would, however, like to see the pass-through Wi-Fi speed improved, the SD copy status indicator updated to increment in 100 MB steps, and an option for drive encryption. Finally, I would be interested in a Passport Wireless that used a more rugged SDD in place of the HDD to protect against damage during travel, but that's a different product (and I can probably upgrade the unit to an SDD myself).
When I'm on vacation, I want a device to backup all the photos on my SD cards without having to bring a laptop along. This will do it, whether you take your photos in RAW or in JPEG. The My Passport device has no screen or keyboard; these are supplied by your wireless device. I used a Samsung Galaxy smart phone with a wireless chip. I downloaded the My Passport manual from Internet to my PC and followed the instructions to (1) download the WD My Cloud app to my Samsung and (2) set up wireless on My Passport. After the normal trying everything, I connected My Passport to my Windows 7 PC via a USB cable. Windows 7 treated My Passport as an external hard drive, and displayed its folders on Windows Explorer. One of the My Passport folders is called, "Product How to Videos". Watch the "How to Transfer Media from an SD Card" video.
Note that My Passport communicates with my Samsung cell phone via a wireless signal sent from My Passport; my understanding is that it would work even if I were in an area where there was no Internet or cell phone coverage.
If you set the "Delete after import" option to off, the WD My Cloud app will copy all the photos from your SD card to your My Passport device into a subfolder under the "SD Card Imports" folder, and leave your photos intact on your SD card. In that way, you will have two copies of each photo; the originals will be on your SD card and copies will be on your My Passport device. You can later transfer your photos from My Passport to your PC by connecting them with a USB cable and opening My Passport in Windows Explorer. You can delete the SD card subfolders when you decide you are done.
If you transfer three photos from your SD card to your My Passport, without erasing the card use the same SD card to take four more photos (in that way there will be seven photos on the card), copy the SD card again to your My Passport, there will be seven photos in one subfolder in your My Passport device. If you did the same thing, but used a different SD card for the final four photos, there will be one subfolder with the first three photos and a second subfolder with the last four photos. In both cases, your SD cards will have the original photos on them after copying them to your My Passport.
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WD though have provided this with an interface for your phone, and a wireless access function. I suppose if it worked all the time it would be great, but your phone has to switch between your wifi network and the WD wifi all the time to work. And it doesn't, always. And when it does, it just freezes a lot and becomes such a pain I just stopped trying to use it. So, horses for courses, make your own mind up. For the SD card backup facility it seems perfect. if you're specifically looking for any of the bells and whistles though, think twice. Would have worked better on bluetooth IMHO.
Wireless/wired NAS drive with auto SD card backup. what more could you want. Although copying over the wirless isnt that quick it has its uses. moving items from one phone to another, it just works as a wireless hotspot.
By default the options are not set to auto backup the SD card when inserted. Need to login to the buit in UI web access. This lets you change settings for SD backup etc. Took a while to figure this out so definitley read the manual on this one first.
You can even daisy chain your internet through it.
I have had no issues regarding battery expansion that other people may have posted.
Connect it to power supply & put it in safe location.
connect it to home router & done...Tada.
almost all the device can access this HDD from anywhere in the house.
laptop, android phone, iphone, ipod, tab etc DLNA enabled TVs can directly play the content on the TV.
What else u want. u can call it a home youtube ;)
Battery runs out too soon. You are provided with a wall charger to plug in to a power point.
I was unable to fix the Wifi issue of WD My Passport Wireless - 1TB even after resetting by holding wps and power button as instructed by the WD forum and phone support.
I am only able to connect through USB to my Mac/PC post update. I have already backed up my content.
This problem started after I tried to reset my password. I later on tried updating with the latest firmware from WD support page via SD card.
It's now only showing two flashing red blinking which means contact WD support as per manual.
There has been no rough usage of hard drive. I have been using it to playback movies and music via my cloud.
Normally it should rollback.
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The data tranfer from WD drive to any device is ok ( thru wifi / wired ) but from Mac / laptop/ Device to Drive is too slow. & even most of times disconnect from wifi . Needs some firmware bug fixes for transfer speed or may device is faulty. i am returning drive to WD for replacement.
Battery is kind of average and could do better. It lasts 4- 5+ hours at full charge depending on number of users. however, its wonderfully handy during travel, with multiple user streaming. Auto-backup SD and HDD is cool. works great with mac.
just could not learn how to connect this to a smart TV.
I think I had great expectation from this.....