WD announces the availability of its next generation My Passport line of portable hard drives in 500GB, 1TB capacities

Now available in five popular colors, white, black, silver, blue, and red, with a range of capacities, 500GB, 1TB and previously announced 2TB, the new sleeker My Passport portable drives offer digital consumers an appealing array of storage options that reflect their personal style With the addition of premium finishes, specially-engineered to make the outer […]

May 22, 2012

Now available in five popular colors, white, black, silver, blue, and red, with a range of capacities, 500GB, 1TB and previously announced 2TB, the new sleeker My Passport portable drives offer digital consumers an appealing array of storage options that reflect their personal style

With the addition of premium finishes, specially-engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints, the My Passport external drives feature ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; WD SmartWare continuous, automatic backup software and WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption. The included software offers the flexibility to customise the drive to a user’s storage preferences: installing all features, just the components needed, or using the drive without the software.

WD My Passport

WD My Passport

“With a choice of different capacities and different enclosure designs, My Passport gives our customers an opportunity to express their unique style, in an amazing pocket-sized enclosure, affording plenty of secure storage for all of one’s photos, video, music and other important files,” says Anamika Budree, Western Digital, Country Manager, South Africa.

The ultra portable My Passport drives, soon available in South Africa through official distributors and selected retail outlets, are a stylish and spacious storage solution for consumers to confidently backup, store and carry their entire digital lives; peace of mind for busy consumers on the go.

Pricing and Availability
My Passport drives come with a 2-year limited warranty and are available at selected retailers and distributors.

Recommended retail prices: 500GB- R999, 1TB –R1299, 2TB-R2499. All pricing is inclusive of V.A.T.

Additional information on the My Passport family of hard drives can be found at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/external/portable/