The 500 GB My Passport Edge USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from WD is an external portable hard drive that features a 500GB capacity and USB 3.0 connectivity.
It also features password protection and hardware encryption. It is USB powered, so no external adapter or unsightly wires are needed. Although it is formatted for use with PC computers right from the box, it can be reformatted to work with Macs.
The fast 5.0 Gbps transfer speed of USB 3.0 is attractive, but the unit is also compatible with older 2.0 protocols, so you can use the drive immediately and move up to USB 3.0 when ready. The drive includes WD Drive Utilities which lets you set drive timers, run diagnostics and more.
- Fast Transfer Rates
- When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Edge lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0 transfer rates. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
- Automatic, Continuous Backup
- WD SmartWare backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
- With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation.
- WD Drive Utilities
- Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
- WD Security
- WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.