WD My Passport Wireless Pro Hard Drive & Plex Server Review (2TB / 3TB)

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VIDEO INDEX:
00:30 – Hardware overview
01:30 – SD card and transfer speeds
04:45 – Web based control panel and configuration
05:37 – Security concerns and lack of username / password
09:25 – Media serving options
10:50 – Disk speeds on wireless AC and direct connection
11:43 – Plex server and performance / transcoding
15:21 – My Cloud mobile app
17:53 – Conclusion and final thoughts

The drive is an improvement over their prior version, with a new industrial design and larger battery. The device doubles as a backup charging battery for mobile phones.

It very easily copies (or moves) SD card when inserted including the ability to do incremental backups.

WD also included a Plex server on the device although it’s not well suited for transcoding. See more about Plex here:

My biggest concern relates to security: there’s no username or password securing the file share. So when it’s on a local network everyone on that network can access the drive without any authentication. That’s a big problem.

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