Western Digital has this week unveiled its very first portable solid state drive storage solution which takes the form of the My Passport SSD which offers speeds of up to 515 MB/s is the fastest My Passport drive offered by the WD brand.
The new My Passport SSD is available in 1 TB, 512 GB and 256 GB capacities priced at $399.99, $199.99 and $99.99, respectively all of which come complete with WD Backup software that enables users to automatically backup data with ease.
The Western Digital press release explains more :
Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today introduced its fastest WD brand portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD. Featuring blazing-fast speeds and award-winning design, the new My Passport SSD compliments the company’s leading portfolio of My Passport palm-sized storage devices. Designed for content creators and tech enthusiasts, the new My Passport SSD combines exceptional speed and portability to manage massive files on the go.
The new, super fast drive is designed for the latest generation of computers with a USB Type-C port and is USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) ready with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and an adapter to use with the more traditional USB Type-A ports found on many computers. Built for PC and compatible with Mac, My Passport SSD offers peace-of-mind with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection, and is also 6.5-foot drop tested for shock-resistance to withstand 1500G of force, to help keep precious data safe.
Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital explains :
The WD brand is focused on delivering fresh, new personal storage devices that offer amazing performance in a beautiful, yet durable design. Our fastest portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD is a powerful solution for people who need to move content quickly and easily wherever life takes them.