In this post, we will talk about the external hard drive every photographer needs. So this is the My Passport Wireless Pro by Western Digital. It comes in a configuration of 1 TB – 4 TB, and there’s also an SSD version, but WD My Passport Wireless probably the most bang for your buck, considering the price versus how much space you’re getting.
Overview: WD My Passport Wireless Pro Review
WD My Passport Wireless a pretty cool external hard drive, pretty typical. It’s usually marketed as a Plex server and something you can download your movies onto and watch on your tablet or your phone. But you can also use it in different ways.
WD My Passport Wireless actually has an SD card slot right on it, so it’s best use is actually backing up your files right after wedding photography or portrait photography, etc.
Basically, when you done shooting, you can just take out your SD card, pop it right into the side of WD My Passport Wireless and it backs up. You’ll see the little blue lights on the top start blinking and it shows you how much is backed up. Let it run and there it goes.
Not only you can use WD My Passport Wireless to back up your files, but also you can use it for your second shooters too, which is actually hands-down the best use for it because the most annoying thing on a wedding photography day is having a second shooter and then they had to leave their cards with you and then you gotta figure out how you gotta get their cards back especially if they live somewhere else and it’s this whole thing. Whereas at the end of the wedding, you can take your WD My Passport Wireless, pop their SD card into it back their photos and videos up and then when you get back home basically just plug WD My Passport Wireless right into your computer and import their files right from the external hard drive.
And I mean 4 TB? You can back up like six, seven, eight weddings at a time on WD My Passport Wireless. And just leaving it on there in case something happens to your SD cards. So not only do you have the dual card slots in your camera, but you also have an extra back-up that you can make immediately, right after the wedding photography.
A couple other cool features about WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive. It doubles as a battery, so if you need to plug in your iPhone or your iPad or something of the sort, your camera, maybe? But if you need to plug something in, pop it in. There’s a special button, turn it on and immediately it’ll just start charging your devices. You can get about eight hours out of this thing in a day, and it will hands-down be just absolutely amazing for you. You can use WD My Passport Wireless as an extra power bank.
And last but not least, one of my favorite features. With this WD My Passport Wireless external hard drive because it’s wireless, you can actually hook up your iPad to it, download the photos wirelessly, and pretty much edit them right there on LightRoom with your presets while you are out. You really don’t need a laptop unless you are doing the heavy lifting. If you wanna edit like 4-10 pictures real quick after wedding photography, the iPad is definitely the way to do it.
DOWNLOAD: WD My Passport Wireless Pro User Manual
Finally, WD My Passport Wireless is an external hard drive that I think all photographers should have. Obviously, you need some other ones to do your main bulk work on, but WD My Passport Wireless is absolutely amazing for just backing up stuff real quick, getting the photos from your second shooters, bringing it home, loading it to the computer. Hands-down, the best.
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