Western Digital launched WD Pro Series – My Passport Wireless Pro & My Cloud Pro Series
Western Digital today introduced the latest WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage and My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage (NAS). Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro Series enables seamless transfer of content between devices, with classic WD reliability and speed, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home.
The products use the My Cloud mobile app – the new version of the app which will be launched with the My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series and be compatible with the Adobe Creative Cloud. In addition, both the My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series devices are also compatible with the Plex™ Media Server and My Cloud OS 3 software for easy editing, streaming and sharing of content.
My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage
My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi lets creative professionals and enthusiasts leave the laptop behind when on a shoot. With direct AC wireless connection, creators can automatically backup files from compatible cameras, save, edit and transfer work seamlessly up to eight devices connected to the drive. Tethered connections are also available for faster transfers and include a built-in SD card reader as well as a USB 2.0 port.
Available in capacities up to 3TB, the My Passport Wireless Pro device features up to 10 hours of battery with the built-in 6400mAH battery pack which also can be used as a powerbank. My Passport Wireless Pro devices include compatibility with Adobe’s Creative Cloud for mobile photo and video editing, as well as compatibility with Plex Media Server, which is capable of playing up to four streams of content while on-the-go.
My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage
Offering up to 32TB of storage, the My Cloud Pro Series NAS are optimized to import from cameras/memory card readers and other USB storage with a simple one touch backup button. Simply as connect your cameras and compatible USB storage devices and press the backup button.
MY Cloud Pro powered with an Intel Pentium N3710 quad-core 1.6GHz processor with 4GB of RAM and a hardware-accelerated video processor. The video processor is used for transcoding stream content to and from popular formats, including 4K video. We’re also told that the video processor is capable to encode video content to another format that iOS devices could play, thus eliminating compatibility issue.
Pricing and Availability
My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage is available at select retailers in August with suggested retail price at RM 1,099.00 for 3TB. The My Passport Wireless Pro storage will offer a 2-year limited warranty.
My Cloud Pro Series NAS will also be available at select retailers in August with suggested retail price at RM 1,759.00 for the diskless My Cloud Pro 2-bay (PR2100) NAS, RM 2,699.00 for 4TB, RM 3,279.00 for 8TB, RM 4,229.00 for 12TB and RM 4,599.00 for 16TB
Meanwhile the suggested retail price for the My Cloud Pro 4-bay (PR4100) NAS is RM 2,589.00 for diskless, RM 4,159.00 for 8TB, RM 5,749.00 for 16TB, RM 7,699.00 for 24TB and RM 7,999.00 for 32TB. The My Cloud Pro Series will also offer a 2-year limited warranty for diskless models and 3-year limited warranty for populated models.
Pokdepinion: I’m more interested with the My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage. It could be convenient when we are going to any event as the whole team can utilize all the shared pictures to share with our fans. With this, it’s easy to manage all our social media accounts even if one of the team members is not at the event. It would better if they came with a diskless option too.