Western Digital Revamps “My Passport” Line of Portable Drives for the Mac

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Western Digital has revamped its popular “My Passport” series of portable hardrives with next generation editions for the Mac.

The My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac hardrives feature slimmer, all-metal designs and come in a variety of storage capacities.

“Whether you are a member of the creative community or simply use your Mac to enjoy digital content on-the-go, users will find the perfect portable storage solution with WD’s My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac high-capacity portable hard drives,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “We know the value our customers place on their digital content, which is why we set demanding requirements for durability, security, and long-term reliability, with all our drives.”

The My Passport for Mac is an attractive option for students and casual users. The hardrive is offered in 500GB and 1 TB versions. The enclosure features a “sleek and compact” design with security options for password protecting your sensitive data. The My Passport for Mac hardrive only uses USB for data transfer.

The My Passport Studio offers “precision metal” and “professional power” for users that want plenty of storage and options with their purchase.  Dual Firewire 800 interfaces and hardware encryption ensure that you’ve got a powerful drive that can’t be hacked. As MacStories notes, the My Passport Studio will also let you daisy-chain with other devices, like Apple’s new Thunderbolt display.

Western Digital offers its new My Passport drives on its website. Prices start at $99 for the 500 GB My Passport for Mac, and $129 for the 500GB My Passport Studio hardrive.