DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide


WD Announces New Portable SSDs for Photographers
By Joseph Tepper, January 10, 2018 @ 02:27 PM (EST)
Source: DPReview

At CES 2018, WD unveiled two new, portable solid-state drives (SSDs) aimed specifically at on-the-go photographers. The first is the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, which is super lightweight (0.17lbs) and is easily pocket-sized. The “extreme” part of its name comes from the addition of a durable housing that is IP55 dust and water-resistant rated.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD has a max read speed of 550MB/s and comes in four versions: 250GB ($100), 500GB ($170), and 1TB ($350), and 2TB ($700). The products are currently listed as out of stock on the SanDisk website, but that should change in the coming weeks.

WD has also updated its popular My Passport Wireless with an SSD version. SSD drives are faster and more durable since they have no moving parts. The new My Passport Wireless SSD has a built-in wireless connection, which means you can access it without cords. It even has a 10-hour battery life for ultimate portability. Users can directly download photos thanks to the SSD’s built-in SD card reader

The My Passport Wireless SSD will come in 250GB ($230), 500GB ($300), 1TB ($500), and 2TB ($800) versions. You can pre-order any of the SSDs now with a shipping date of mid-February.




Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s
SeaLife DC2000
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
Support Our Sponsors
Travel with us

Featured Photographer

Follow Us