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WD Redesigns My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drives

The new My Passport drives now feature up to 3TB capacity, easier backup software, and personalization options. By ChannelPro

WD, a Western Digital company and manufacturer of storage solutions, has introduced the new redesigned My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3TB and in four colors – Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry, and Noble Blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory – WD Grip Pack – a soft band that encircles the drive, offering consumers an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives. Available in five colors, the portable storage accessory also includes a color-matched 18-inch flat USB 3.0 cable.

“With more photos being taken than ever before, it’s critical to have a high capacity, reliable external storage solution that you can carry everywhere,” says Tony Tate, general manager and vice president of Content Storage Solutions at WD. “The latest generation My Passport drives deliver an easier automatic back-up experience, hardware-based encryption for security, and higher capacities than ever before. Consumers can keep all their content in their pockets, while expressing their personal styles with the colors and WD Grip Pack.”

My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3TB, 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption – boasting a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. The 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users’ files, folders, photos, videos, and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3TB, 2TB, 1TB, and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity.

My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives are now available in the WD store, at, and at select retailers, including Amazon (My Passport Ultra) and distributors. Prices for the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac range from $79.99 up to $199.99 depending on capacity (3TB capacity available next month). WD Grip Pack accessories, priced at $12.99, will be available in June.

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