Western Digital Rolls Out 2TB My Passport Mobile Hard Drives


The 2TB version of the portable hard drives shown above retails for $250; 1TB goes for $180, and the 500GB model is priced at $130. There are also 750GB ($150) and 1.5TB ($200) models. The new WD My Passport drives are available in white, black, silver, blue, and red.

Western Digital said the addition of premium finishes is specially-engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints. The new My Passport external drives feature USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; continuous, automatic backup software; and password protection with 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 drives are available now.

[Site: Western Digital]

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