Western Digital announces new 2TB My Passport portable hard drives

Western Digital has debuted the next generation of its popular My Passport line of portable hard drives, offering consumers a fresh new enclosure design and the first-ever 2TB capacity in a portable drive. It will be available in five popular colours: white, black, silver, blue, and red, in a range of capacities, beginning from 500GB extending up to a whopping 2TB. This new, sleeker My Passport portable drives offer digital consumers an increased array of storage options that reflect their personal style. Additionally, the new My Passport drives offer WD SmartWare, which is an automatic backup software along with WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption.


In 2TB sizes now!

In 2TB sizes now!




With the addition of premium finishes, specially engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints, the new My Passport external drives feature quicker connectivity with USB 3.0; USB 2.0 compatibility and continuous, automatic backup software, along with password protection and hardware encryption. The included software offers the flexibility to customize the drive to a user's storage preferences: installing all features, just the components needed, or using the drive without the software. The new 2TB model offers massive capacity in a pocket-sized enclosure, affording plenty of secure storage for all of one's photos, videos, music and other important files.


Given the small form factor and easy portability of My Passport drives, the built-in security features of password protection and hardware encryption help protect files from unauthorized use, making the drives safe data repositories for data while offering peace of mind to busy consumers on the go. "More than money, jewelry and other valuables, the item most missed if ever lost or stolen is one's computer – and everything on it – so our goal in launching the next-generation of the popular My Passport drives is to encourage more consumers to protect their data before something happens," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "The new My Passport makes backing up and preserving one's digital life easier, reliable and more secure than ever – it's the perfect blend of monstrous capacity, reliability and user-friendly technology in a sleek form factor, now in five colors."


Pricing and availability for the Indian sub region hasn’t been mentioned as of now, but stay tuned to this space for more details. 

Published Date: Mar 21, 2012 01:02 pm | Updated Date: Mar 21, 2012 01:02 pm