WD ships new slim and sleek family of portable hard drives

My Passport Edge™ Family Offers Super-Fast USB 3.0, Auto Backup, Password Protection and Hardware Encryption in Ultra-Compact Design

September 6, 2012

My Passport Edge™ Family Offers Super-Fast USB 3.0, Auto Backup, Password Protection and Hardware Encryption in Ultra-Compact Design

WD, has introduced its newest version of My Passport line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive’s content from unauthorised access.

The My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drive complements popular MacBookcomputers and MacBook Air computer designs with an all-aluminum exterior to protect the drive and its contents from everyday bumps. The My Passport Edge for Mac is also compatible with Apple Time Machine for added peace-of-mind and seamless operation out of the box with one’s Mac computer.

The My Passport Edge (PC-version) portable hard drive incorporates WD SmartWare continuous and automatic backup software to create a copy of users’ computers’ content to ensure personal digital files are backed-up and protected in the event of computer loss or theft. For a sleek look, the My Passport Edge was also re-engineered with a new design for a premium finish.

“WD’s new My Passport Edge portable drives for Mac and PC offer mobile users a safe, compact, attractive way to conveniently work or play anywhere life or business may take them,” says Anamika Budree, WD Country Manager – South Africa. “This is particularly relevant to the South African market as the uptake of mobility takes a grip.  Both business users and consumers on the move will benefit from these new portable hard drives, providing them with protection, convenience and peace of mind.”

Pricing and Availability

My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac 500 GB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty and will be available in South Africa during the month of November from selected retailers.  The approximate recommended retail price is:

My Passport Edge for PC – 500GB – R899.00 inclusive of V.A.T.

My Passport Edge for Mac – 500GB – R899.00 inclusive of V.A.T.

For more information regarding the My Passport Edge portable hard drives please visit the WD website at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=850 and http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=880 for the My Passport Edge for Mac.