Posted Tue Jun 28, 2016 at 01:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Western Digital's new devices are geared toward Plex users.
The My Passport Wireless Pro is the first fully self contained, battery powered, portable Plex Media Server device. 2TB and 3TB models are available, offering Wireless 802.11ac, SD 3.0 card reader support, up to 10 hours of battery life, USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, and the My Cloud app for iOS and Android devices. And with Plex Media server support, users can wirelessly stream media from their My Passport Wireless Pro to any supported device like a smartphone, tablet, Smart TV and more.
Meanwhile, the My Cloud Pro comes in models with either 2 or 4 drive bays. The device is powered by an Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz quad-core (burst-mode frequency 2.56GHz) CPU with 4GB DDR3L RAM and USB 3.0 connectivity. In addition, the My Cloud Pro features a hardware accelerated video processor which can transcode up to four 1080p streams at once. Likewise, the NAS storage unit is optimized for the Plex media server, ensuring that a user's HD videos are prepared for streaming whenever they need them and on any compatible device.
In addition to the new My Passport Wireless Pro and the My Cloud Pro, Western Digital offers several more hard drive and NAS device options, including the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra Network Attached Storage (full review here!). Likewise, Plex recently announced full media server support for the NVIDIA Shield 16 GB and the NVIDIA Shield 500 GB set-top boxes. And be sure to check out our review of the Plex Pass service.
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