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WD Announces the Ultimate On-Location Hard Drive with WiFi and an SD Slot Built Right In

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It’s not often a portable hard drive catches our eye, but the newest offering from Western Digital feels like it was built specifically for photographers. Completely wireless, the drive’s features include an SD card slot so you can unload photos on-location without ever having to get an intermediary device involved.

The drive is called the My Passport Wireless, and it’ll allow you to connect up to 8 devices to it without any need for a third party internet connection or any wires whatsoever.

When you’ve filled up a card, back it up right away by sliding it into the included slot, and then keep on shooting without skipping a beat — the photos you just uploaded can be viewed and downloaded onto any of the connected devices wirelessly while you continue doing what you do best.

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The passport can also act as a WiFi hub, sharing Internet with multiple devices, and it runs off of a rechargeable battery that will last for up to 6 hours of video streaming and 20 hours of standby time.

If you do want to plug in, you’ve got USB 3.0 at your disposal, but when you’re out in the field and lugging out the computer isn’t the best option, you don’t have to.

To learn more about these hard drives, head over to the WD website by clicking here. And if you’d like to pre-order yours ahead of tomorrow’s ship date, you can find the 1TB and 2TB models on B&H Photo for $180 and $220, respectively.

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