My Passport Slim first 2 TB thin drive with metal case and hardware encryption

Exclusive WD SmartWare Pro Data Protection with local and cloud storage.

September 16, 2013
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WD, a Western Digital company, has announced the availability of its My Passport Slim line of portable hard drives, the first thin drives to offer up to 2 TB capacity, a metal enclosure, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption. The included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software allows users to back up their data to their My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy in their Dropbox account for peace-of-mind. The software also lets users back up their Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim. These features make the My Passport Slim an ideal choice for protecting, storing, and enjoying digital content on the go.

“The new My Passport Slim is ideal for consumers looking for the ultimate in portability. This drive is the slimmest in the My Passport range and features a metal enclosure that provides additional protection, making it the perfect drive for someone on the move,” explains Anamika Budree, Branded Sales Manager at WD South Africa. “This drive is perfect for the South African market as they are quick to adopt current and new technologies in order to keep up with the latest trends. Our workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and WD’s My Passport Slim is positioned to complement this market with its slim but rugged form factor.”

Available in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities, the My Passport Slim measures a scant 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.48-inches*, giving mobile consumers an easy and convenient way to transport their favourite music, movies, photos and documents.

*Measurement for 1TB. 2TB measures 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.7-inches

The My Passport Slim also incorporates super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity for quick transfer speeds of high resolution digital files. “WD’s My Passport Slim drives are setting a new industry standard for portability, capacity, and file protection,” explained Scott Steffens, general manager of WD’s consumer storage solutions group. “It’s beautiful metal exterior, combined with up to 2 TB of storage, hardware encryption, and WD SmartWare Pro backup protection make it the only storage device today’s mobile consumers will ever need to bring with them.”

Pricing and Availability
My Passport Slim portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and will be available from the WD store at wdstore.com as well as select retailers and distributors in Q4.