To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives, WD has unveiled My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive and My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition. Both drives feature metal exteriors, up to 2 TB capacities in smaller enclosures, content protection, including backup, and cloud integration.
The My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition and Anniversary Edition drives incorporate a radial-spin-design aluminum enclosure, which provides protection against the everyday knocks experienced in the hands of mobile consumers. In addition, the drive offers users hardware encryption and password protection to prevent unauthorized use of the drive in the event of loss or theft. For additional content protection and remote sharing, the My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive includes WD SmartWare Pro software with Dropbox integration, allowing users to 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.
My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive is available from the WD store at wdstore.com and at select retailers and distributors. My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition drive is anticipated to be available in limited quantities beginning early September 2014. My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition 1 TB drive has an MSRP of $89.00 and 2 TB has an MSRP of $139.00. Both drives will offer a regional 3-year limited warranty.