Western Digital My Passport Wireless 2TB review

   Rating: 7.00
Jan 2, 2015 - All in all, the My Passport Wireless offers average value for money. It's heavier and bulkier than the competition, and the drive's performance won't set the world on fire. If you are not interested in its advanced features, then there are other products on the market (like the LaCie Fuel or the Seagate Wireless 2TB) that offer a better performance/value ratio.

The intrinsic value of the incorporated card reader for a photographer is debatable when a few points are taken into account. Firstly, a spinning hard disk drive is more prone to failure than a solid-state one, and secondly, good, large capacity microSD/SD cards are affordable (a decent branded 256GB SDXC card costs as little as £143 or around $220, AU$270). Finally, a wireless media reader like this £25 (around $40, AU$50) Kingston G2 Mobilelite might actually be a better bet when combined with a 2TB drive, costing around half the price if you really want to back up your pictures.

Note: Western Digital issued a firmware update in November that solves some nagging issues including improving the SD card transfer speed as well as fixing some security vulnerabilities (including Shellshock).