New Metal Design For WD Passport Drives
WD’s My Passport drives have been on sale for 10 years, selling over 60 million units totalling approximately 42,000 petabytes of storage.
To celebrate, the Company has launched two new My Passport editions, the My Passport Ultra Metal Edition and the My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition, representing a decade of refinement.
Sporting elegant metal exteriors with “innovative radial-spin-design aluminium enclosures” that are smaller than before and offering extra protection against everyday knocks, with capacities up to 2TB, offering content protection, including backup, and cloud integration for anywhere access to personal content.
The drives also offer hardware encryption and password protection to prevent unauthorised use of the drive in the event of loss or theft.
The My Passport Ultra Metal Edition also includes “WD SmartWare Pro” software with Dropbox integration, letting users back up content from their computer to the drive and from the drive to the cloud, and retrieve content from their Dropbox account to the My Passport drive.
Tony Tate, VP and GM of WD’s Content Solutions unit said: “Ten years is a milestone by any consumer technology standard, and having the opportunity to consistently reinvent a product line like My Passport to suit the changing needs of consumers and creative professionals is something we are especially proud of.
“We thank all of our customers for their ongoing feedback over the years, which have helped make My Passport the most popular external hard drives ever.”
Available from WD’s online store and select retailers, the 1TB My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition is available exclusive from JB HiFi and the 2TB edition is exclusively available from Harvey Norman.
Pricing is as follows:
My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 1TB: $119.99
My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB: $179.99
My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition 1TB: $119.99
My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition 2TB: $179.99
Each drive comes with a three year warranty.