Western Digital intros its first portable SSD
Western Digital is a big name in the digital storage industry, and they have been selling USB hard drives for years now. Recently, this company also acquired SanDisk, and now they are finally introducing the first portable SSD drive carrying the Western Digital brand, simply dubbed My Passport SSD.
According to Western Digital's Sven Rathjen, My Passport SSD is "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." Western Digital advertizes speeds up to 515 MB/s, USB Type-C and 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility, as well as full support for both Windows and macOS.
This external drive can also handle 1500 G of force and drops up to 6.5 feet, offering 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection as well. It comes with a three-year limited warranty and can be purchased via BestBuy.com in the US already. The MSRP tags read the followingL $399.99 USD/1 TB variant, $199.99 USD/512 GB variant, as well as $99.99 USD for the 256 GB variant.