Western Digital Rolls Out My Passport Wireless Pro Hard Drive

Digital storage company Western Digital is teaming up with media software company Plex to offer a series of new media servers designed for users on the go. My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series are specifically targeting creatives with either wireless or network attached storage devices (NAS).

"Portability, reliability, capacity, speed and interoperability are crucial for creative professionals, whose very livelihoods rely on the strength of the technology they use to store their life's work," said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing for content solutions at Western Digital, in a statement. "We created the WD Pro Series as a comprehensive, feature-rich storage solution designed to fit seamlessly into their workflow, regardless of where the work actually happens, so storage, transfer, back-up, editing and even streaming options are readily available."

Recording on the Go

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 content sharing, the company said.

The My Passport Wireless Pro seems likely to entice both professionals and high-end consumers, with up to 3 TB of storage space available on the first fully self-contained, battery-powered, portable Plex Media Server device, the company said. The server also acts as a self-contained wireless hotspot, meaning that no additional network configuration is necessary.

Both creative professionals and enthusiasts can use the Plex Media Server to extend the capacity of their video recording devices, enabling adventure-seeking videographers to stream footage live from their cameras to their wireless storage devices, allowing them to overcome any limitations imposed by the physical storage media on the cameras.

The Wireless Pro will also feature up to 10 hours of battery life, along with compatibility with Adobe's Creative Cloud for mobile photo and video editing, according...

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