Western Digital has taken the wraps off what it says is its fastest portable drive ever, the My Passport SSD. This presents a new category of external drives for Western Digital customers, one that features a solid state drive rather than a hard drive. The company says this model is palm-sized with rapid speeds and a durable body for safe, fast data storage and access. Among its other features, this new drive has a USB-C port for use with compatible computers.
The My Passport SSD has an attractive two-part design, one half being smooth black and the other half being textured silver. The drive boasts many features for both PC and Mac users, including both USB Type-C and USB Type-A connectors. Those who use the USB-C connector can expect speeds up to 515MB/s; the drive can be used with USB 3.1 and older.
Western Digital says this model features integrated 256-bit AES hardware encryption for optional password protection, helping users keep their data safe. In addition to its data protection features, the drive has an ultra-durable body able to withstand drops from heights as high as 6.5ft. Users can also easily manage their data via the included WD Backup software for automatic back-ups.
Western Digital is offering the new My Passport SSD in three capacities: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The prices are, in order, $99.99 USD, $199.99 USD, and $399.99 USD. The company’s website shows all three drives as available to purchase now.
SOURCE: Western Digital