Storage


WD Expands Wireless Drive Capacity and Capabilities

March 16, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro portable hard drive is being updated with a new, higher-capacity 4TB model and new firmware to improve performance.

The MyPassport Wireless series will now span capacities from 1-4TB, with prices ranging from $160-$230. The new firmware available on all the drives improves the reliability of file transfers from USB devices (including GoPro Hero4 and 5 cameras) and SD cards. Wi-Fi connectivity has also been improved with dual-band 5.8GHz and 2.4GHz connections.

Review: Storage to Go with WD My Passport Wireless Pro

The on-board software has been updated to support reading a photo library’s metadata and automatically generating thumbnail previews within the  My Cloud app. Plex media server software has also been updated.

The My Passport Wireless Pro drives are available now.