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Western Digital’s new sleek WD brand My Passport SSD is built for speed to accelerate productivity

Western Digital Corp. has been providing consumers with incredible solutions to save, access, and protect their data and content that matters. In order to cater to the needs of consumers who aim to accelerate their productivity meanwhile having full protection for their valuable content without any compromise on style, the company has come up with another incredible solution. The new WD brand My Passport SSD has been introduced in capacities up to 2TB. It comes packed in a sleek metal case that adds to the style of the product. Moreover, it is powered by NVMe technology that offers furiously fast speeds for access, transfer, and saving content. The size is extremely compact, fitting in the palm of your hands.  

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“The new My Passport SSD delivers the speed, reliability, and functionality consumers have come to expect from us,” said Susan Park, vice president, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital. “It is a powerful and sophisticated solution for the everyday content creators, curators, and hobbyists who need to move files quickly. The rounded corners, waving ridges and soft edges enhance the My Passport SSD’s portability and make it easy to carry, yet also distinctly recognisable as a member within WD’s award-winning My Passport product line-up.”

Built for Everyday Creators

The current pandemic has most people working from home and their laptops. The new trend of saving data has gone digital. As a result, Western Digital has come up with this solution to cater to the needs of everyday creators. Consumers can now enhance their productivity by keeping their files and increasingly large content libraries with them. The speed it provides is remarkable compared to the previous versions of the My Passport SSD, saving time to do more.  

The New Look of SSD Performance

Western Digital Corp. has crafted a completely new design for the new My Passport SSD. It now offers improved functionality alongside a design that reflects of luxury inside and out. The bold metal design provides a premium feel and stylish look, making it durable and catchy to the eye. The new design is also extremely portable friendly, fitting comfortably in a bag or pocket. 

Some of the incredible technical features that the new My Passport SSD offers include: 

  • Blazing fast NVMe technology with read speeds of up to 1050MB/s1 and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s1.
  • Password enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption to help protect valuable content simply.
  • Featuring shock and vibration resistance and drop resistant up to 6.5 feet (1.98m).
  • Included software2 to make it easy to back up large files to your drive or a cloud service account3.
  • USB 3.2 Gen-2 technology with a USB-C™ cable and a USB-A adaptor.
  • Ready to use out of the box and compatible with Mac® and PC.

Pricing and Availability

The My Passport SSD is backed by a five-year limited warranty and is now available in the 500GB and 1TB capacities in Grey worldwide at select e-tailers and retailers, with additional colors and capacities available later this year. The new drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP in USD) in the U.S. of £136.99/500GB and £221.99/1TB, respectively.

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