April 6, 2017, Western Digital unveiled the company's fastest portable drive to date: the My Passport SSD.

 

The palm-sized storage device has been designed for content creators and tech enthusiasts, combining both speed and portability to allow its users to carry and manage massive files on the go.

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“The WD brand is focused on delivering fresh, new personal storage devices that offer amazing performance in a beautiful, yet durable design,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “Our fastest portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD is a powerful solution for people who need to move content quickly and easily wherever life takes them.”

 

The My Passport SSD is compatible with both Type-C and Type-A USB ports for Mac and PC. When using the Type-C USB port, it can reach speeds of up to 515MB/s. It is also USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.0, 2.0 and USB-A compatible.

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Other features of the My Passport SSD includes an automatic backup system. It comes with a WD Backup software that allows you automatically backup high-capacity files to either your drive or Dropbox; it is also compatible with Apple Time Machine with reformatting.

 

Another component of My Passport SSD is its reliability. It is built to withstand a drop of up to 6.5 feet from the ground and you can also set a password to keep your data protected with its built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software.

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The My Passport SSD drive is available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB capacities; all three of them come with the WD Backup. It’s pricing and availability will be released soon. For more information about the My Passport SSD, visit wdc.com.

 

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