Western Digital Packs 2TB Into A Pocket-Sized Hard Drive


WD My Passport Drives, now with 2TB inside
WD My Passport Drives, now with 2TB inside

Your MacBook Air might be the fastest, lightest, portable-est Mac you ever owned, but it is likely also one of the most storage-deficient Macs you have ever owned, in modern times at least. That will all be solved when bus-powered Thunderbolt drives start to show up, but in the meantime, take a look at Western Digital’s new 2TB My Passport USB drives.

I have a stack of My Passport drives. I travel a fair bit, so I like to have a way to keep backup up on the move. But I also prefer bus-powered drives at home, because they are usually quieter than mains-powered drives, and they don’t need a power cable. The problem was that my iMac has a 1TB hard drive, and I like a bigger drive for backup.

Enter the new 2TB My Passport drives. Restyled, and available in sizes from 500GB and five dull colors, the drives start at $130 and go up to a wallet-punching $250. They also come loaded with WD’s security software and hardware encryption, and if you have a PC with USB 3.0, they’ll play nice with that, too.

So there you have it. 2TB of storage that you can fit in your pocket. My only worry is that you can now lose up to 2TB of your data all at once.

[Via DP Review]


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