Model: Western Digital 2TB My Passport Wireless
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Provided By: Western Digital
As one of the biggest names in the storage industry, Western Digital doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1970, the company got its start by manufacturing calculator chips. As time went on, Western Digital expanded into the PC market, adding floppy and hard disc controllers to its product lineup. It wasn't until 1988 that it introduced its "Centaur" series of hard drives. Since then, the company has grown to become the world's second largest manufacturer of hard drives. Western Digital currently offers a wide range of internal and external hard drives as well as a growing number of multimedia devices, SSDs and network storage solutions.
Western Digital recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives. Along with two new versions of the My Passport Ultra, the company released its first Wi-Fi enabled storage drive, the My Passport Wireless. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the My Passport Wireless broadcasts its own wireless network that allows up to eight devices to connect at the same time and access any content stored on the drive. The drive can also be used to share an internet connection with multiple devices and stream up to four HD videos simultaneously. If that weren't enough, the My Passport Wireless features a built-in SD card slot, rechargeable battery with 20 hours of standby time and an ultra-fast USB 3.0 port for when you need to transfer large amounts of data.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the My Passport Wireless has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the drive's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does the My Passport Wireless have what it takes? Is it the best choice for the person on the go? Keep reading as we find out.