Wireless external hard-drives are a niche devices that many are unaware are available.
These small portable storage devices give all the benefits of a external hard-drive only with no wires.
Having a portable wireless hard-drive can be used in a variety of situations.
It is basically like having your own personal Cloud Service even with no internet connection.
Backing up files, streaming movies or songs, or simply storing pictures a portable hard-drive is a good device for those taking a trip or constantly on the go.
Our Picks for Best Wireless External Portable Hard Drives
WD 2TB My Passport Wireless Portable External Hard Drive – WIFI USB 3.0 – WDBDAF0020BBK-NESN
The WD My Passport can share data with a MAC, PC, smartphone or almost any wireless device.
It can manage up to eight devices connected to it at one time which is great when multiple people need to share data.
The battery can last 4-5 hours when in use and around 20 in standby mode.
A USB 3.0 port can charge, provide power, or be used to transfer files if needed.
A nice feature is it can also read from a SD-Card that is inserted into it. The SD-Card cannot be read directly from but all the files can be copied to the hard-drive which than can be accessed.
This is a nice feature for those with cameras with SD-cards as once a SD-card is full it can be simply copied to the WD My Passport hard-drive.
The WD My Passport is a great way to store files externally for a backup or to share them.
Corsair Voyager Air 2 Wireless Mobile Storage (1 TB), iOS and Android, Black (CMFAIR-VA2-1000-NA)
The Corsair Voyager Air 2 is another popular portable external wireless hard-drive.
It comes in a small case 6.6 x 4.4 x 3.3 inches with a hard-drive, wireless, and USB 3.0/2.0 port.
The battery life is 5-6 hours while in use and 20 hours in standby mode.
One downside is the Voyager Air 2 cannot stream wireless and be plugged in and powered by the USB port at the same time. It can though when connected to its own 5v 2A, AC adapter.
It can stream wireless to 5 devices at the same time.
Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB Portable Hard Drive with Built-in WiFi (STCV2000100)
The Seagate Wireless Plus is another portable hard-drive that can wirelessly connect to iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire, Android devices, desktop, laptop or even some Smart-TVs.
Almost any wireless devices can connect to it and read, stream or store files. It can stream up to three devices at the same time.
Portable Hard-Drives are ideal when taking a road trip, camping, or any time you are on the go.
Everything from movies to music can be stored on a wireless drive and and shared with anyone that has the password.
Most wireless hard-drives are Mac, PC, smartphone, tablet compatible. Basically anything that has wireless.
Each unit can vary in build such as battery life, WiFi protocols so be sure to read the product feature to see if it fits your setup.