The new WD My Passport Wireless SSD is an amazing hard drive that can make backing up or transferring footage quick and easy. The hard drive has an SD card slot and automatically backs up media from it when it is inserted. You can then use a companion app to either screen the footage, or transfer footage over.
Transferring and backing up footage, either in the field during a shoot to clear a card, or back at home or in the office before the edit can be a tedious and laborious process. If you have to clear a card in the field, your entire work can be brought to a standstill as you wait for files to transfer to your laptop or hard drive. With this little device, you won't have to wait anymore. Just put the SD card in (or connect your phone or camera, and your footage will be transferred over with just the press of a button. Additionally, they say it will transfer significantly faster than traditional HDD hard drives.
SSDs are different than HDDs in the way that they store data. Rather than on a spinning disk, it is on a circuit of flash memory that can be accessed faster and easier (not to mention they are more durable).
The device is also incredibly durable, has a battery life that can last you a full shoot day, and also can double as a power bank to charge your phone. It has native compatibility with both Filmic Pro and LumaFusion to make for easy shooting and editing. It comes in 3 sizes: 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, and built-in wifi on all models.
You can pre-order yours now for $230+ depending on what capacity you choose and is expected to ship in mid-February. Check it out here.
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