Is this deal for me?

This WD 4TB My Passport Wireless Pro portable hard drive is down to $197.99 on Amazon. Since releasing earlier this year, the 4TB hard drive has sold for around $220. It has dropped once to $200, but that was only a brief drop and the lowest price before this deal.

The 4TB Wireless Pro is the most recent addition to Western Digital's lineup, which includes a 1TB, 2TB and 3TB version.

The Wireless Pro is not a hard drive for the faint of heart. I think the price already reflects that, but you're definitely getting some advanced features for that cost. This hard drive can connect to the Internet. If connected to Wi-Fi, you can access its contents from any other device connected as well (although so can anyone else if you're using a public signal). In that way, it's sort of a miniature network-attached storage device. Also, even if it's not connected to the Internet you can use the Wi-Fi signal for a direct Wi-Fi connection, which means you don't have to plug it into your computer to access it. Of course, you can always just plug it in and use it like a regular hard drive.

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This is a fantastic hard drive for photographers, especially if you do travel photography, shoot with high resolutions, and go through multiple cards in a single trip. The drive has a designed automatic transfer function that will take all the data from your SD cards, add them into a unique folder, and has blinking LEDs that let you know the progress. You can spend that time doing other things, like eating or sleeping.

The Wireless Pro comes with a 10-hour battery and a USB 2.0 port for transferring data from another external device.


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is the lowest price we've ever seen on this portable hard drive. It's a beast of a device, but if you need something with this much power then this is your time to get it.
  • Things to know before you buy! - This is a whole lot of hard drive and it's not for everyone. If you're a heavy-duty hard drive user, you should definitely get it. If not, you might consider investing in something more reasonable like the $70 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim.

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