Speedy new My Passport SSD plants 2TB of storage in your palm


WD My Passport SSD is compatible with a range of Apple computers.
WD My Passport SSD is tiny but adds up to 2TB of storage to Mac or iPad.
Photo: Western Digital

Western Digital introduced on Thursday an updated version of the My Passport SSD. It offers dramatically faster data transfers, plus a new sleeker design.

The external storage device is available in capacities up to 2TB, and offers prosumers an easy way to carry around fairly large collections of images, movies or other files.

“The new My Passport SSD delivers the speed, reliability and functionality consumers have come to expect from us,” said Susan Park, VP, Consumer Solutions, WD. “It is a powerful and sophisticated solution for the everyday content creators, curators and hobbyists who need to move files quickly.”

WD My Passport SSD moves fast and looks good

The Solid State Drive uses NVMe technology to offer read speeds of up to 1050 MBps and write speeds of up to 1000 MBps. The previous version topped out at 540 MBps.

The 2020 WD My Passport SSD communicates with Mac or iPad Pro via a USB-C port and USB 3.2 Gen-2. It also comes with a USB-A cable to connect to other computers… even iPhone.

It has a much curvier casing than its predecessor,a new comes in gray, blue, red or gold. But it still offers shock and vibration resistance, and is drop resistant up to 6.5 feet (1.98m).

The 2020 version of the My Passport SSD debuted today. A 500 GB version is $119.99, a 1 TB one is $189.99, while a 2 TB version is $359.99.

It will have to compete with the Samsung T7 external drive, another recently-released miniature SSD compatible with a range of Apple computers.

Source: Western Digital