Ultra-compact portable storage with automatic and cloud backup – the WD My Passport Ultra

Get lightning fast USB 3.0 performance and high capacity storage with the new My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte (TB) and 2TB drives.

December 4, 2013

Get lightning fast USB 3.0 performance and high capacity storage in a sleek, ultra-compact portable hard disk drive with the new My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte (TB) and 2TB drives from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). Featuring WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software for back up to the drive itself or to a Dropbox account, as well as password protection and hardware encryption, the My Passport Ultra drives are perfect for anyone who needs to take their digital content with them wherever they go.

“Storing and backing up your digital content has become a necessity, but many users also need the portability to take their storage with them and share content. WD’s My Passport Ultra drives are the ideal solution, with high capacities packaged in a durable and stylish enclosure, compatibility for PC and Mac, as well as WD SmartWare Pro backup software to ensure your photos, videos and information are always kept safe,” says Farhad Alli, WD Product Specialist at DCC.

With WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software, you can choose when and where you back up your files, and schedule backups to suit your needs. Automatic, continuous backup will back up files as they are added, changed or saved to ensure you never lose those important documents, and the My Passport Ultra drives integrate with your Dropbox account to create an additional backup in the cloud for added peace of mind.

The My Passport Ultra drives offer USB 3.0 connectivity, transferring and accessing files up to three times faster than USB 2.0 without the need for external power sources, as well as USB 2.0 compatibility for older machines. The drives can be formatted for Mac as well as PC, and work seamlessly with Windows 8 thanks to the free WD Windows 8 app, which automatically displays and organises content for easy location of photos, videos and music.

For users who have concerns about security, the My Passport Ultra has several appealing features. WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorised use or access. In addition, the WD Drive Utilities tool lets you register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more.

“The My Passport Ultra drives have been built to WD’s stringent quality controls to ensure durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. They are protected with a durable enclosure that is available in a range of colours including blue, black, red and white to suit any personality, and the drives also feature a three-year limited warranty, so users can be assured of the quality of their product,” Alli concludes.

The My Passport Ultra drives are now available from resellers and leading retailers for recommended retail prices of R1 099.00 (1TB) and R1 769.00 (2TB). All pricing is inclusive of VAT.