Irvine, CA—Western Digital Corporation (WD) introduced the WD Pro series, which includes My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage devices and My Cloud Pro series network attached storage (NAS).
Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro series enables the seamless transfer of content between devices. It also features “classic WD reliability and speed, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home,” WD announced.The products use the My Cloud mobile app, which launches with both series. The app will be compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud, for mobile photo and video editing. In addition, the devices are compatible with the Plex media server, capable of playing up to four streams of content. They also work with My Cloud OS 3 software for editing, streaming and sharing content.
“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, Marketing, Content Solutions, at WD. “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, backup, editing and even streaming options are readily available.”
WD My Passport Wireless Pro
This Wi-Fi mobile storage solution lets creative professionals and enthusiasts leave the laptop behind when on a shoot. Using the direct Wi-Fi connection, creators can automatically back up files from compatible cameras. They can also save, edit and transfer work from up to eight other devices connected to the drive. Tethered connections are available for faster transfers. They include a built-in SD card reader as well as a USB 2.0 port.
Available in capacities up to 3 terabytes, the My Passport Wireless Pro provides up to 10 hours of battery life. Plus, a built-in battery pack can be used to charge phones and other devices, like digital or video cameras.
WD’s My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage is available from $229.99 to $249.99, depending on capacity. They come with a two-year limited warranty.
My Cloud Pro Series Network Attached Storage
Offering up to 32TB of storage, the My Cloud Pro NAS series is optimized to import from cameras, card readers and other USB storage. This is accomplished using a one-touch backup button. Users connect their cameras and compatible USB storage devices, press a button, and new files are backed up/imported.
The high-capacity drives also feature a hardware accelerated video processor. Its transcoding capabilities mean the My Cloud Pro NAS can ingest, edit, store as well as stream content to and from popular formats, including 4K video. These capabilities complement an integrated application suite that includes compatibility with Plex media servers for storing and optimizing media libraries.
The devices are engineered to give the creative community more control while they are away from their workstation, using WD’s My Cloud app and MyCloud.com remote access.
WD’s My Cloud Pro NAS devices’ SRPs range from $399.99 to $1,649.99, depending on configuration and capacity. The My Cloud Pro series offers a two-year limited warranty for diskless models and a three-year limited warranty for populated models. wdc.com