WD My Passport Sports New Design and Up to 2TB of Storage

Posted by at 9:39 am on March 20, 2012

Western Digital undertook a major remake of its My Passport portable hard drives on Tuesday that both claimed a first in capacity and gave it a fresher design. The new versions are the first to ever have 2TBof storage in a portable-sized drive. WD hasn’t said how the drive is arranged, although it’s more likely to be two 1TB disk than the still-distant single 2TB drives.

Any capacity in the new line has a new patterned shell designed to suffer casual abuse, such as scratches and smudges. Every drive has native USB 3.0, with 2.0 as a fallback, as well as encryption. Software use is optional.

Five colors of the new My Passport will be available, although only some will be available at certain capacities. Prices start off at $130 for a 500GB drive and scale to 750GB ($150), 1TB ($180), 1.5TB ($200), and 2TB ($250). They should be available today both online and in stores.

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