Transferring, saving and protecting your files has never been faster or easier than they are when you use the Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives. With 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, these drives offer massive storage in a portable and convenient enclosure. The highlight of these new portable hard drives is definitely the USB 3.0 interface, which is capable of transfer rates all the way up to 5Gb/s—nearly three times faster than USB 2.0 transfer rates. USB 3.0 not only reduces transfer times, but it reduces power consumption as well. Plus, it’s backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This means that even if your current computer only supports USB 2.0, you can still buy a My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive and it will work with USB 2.0. Then, in the event that you upgrade to a system with USB 3.0, you’ll already have a compatible drive.
Western Digital also equipped the My Passport drives with automatic, continuous-backup software. Every time you save a file on your computer, the My Passport drive will automatically and instantly back it up. The software works constantly to ensure you don’t lose even a single file, and it won’t slow your PC down in the process. Another benefit of the My Passport series of portable hard drives is its integrated Western Digital Security utility. WD Security offers password protection and hardware encryption for your drive. You’ll never have to worry about anyone accessing your files without permission.
Western Digital provides WD Drive Utilities support as well. After registering your new drive, you’ll be able to set up your security protocol, check the health of your drive and much more. The My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are available in multiple colors and capacities from 320GB to 2TB. They’re formatted for use with Windows, but will work with Mac OS X after reformatting. The drives are durable and portable. Plus, they’re bus powered so you’ll never have to lug around any cumbersome power cables. And with an ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface that’s also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, it’s hard to see a fault with Western Digital’s new line of My Passport hard drives.
|Capacity||320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Interface||USB 3.0 (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)|
|Drive Speed||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Sustained Transfer Rate||Up to 5Gb/s|
|PC System Requirements||Formatted for Windows XP, Vista & 7|
|Mac System Requirements||Reformatting Required for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard & Lion|
|Power Requirements||USB Bus Powered|
|Operating Temperature||41 to 104 degrees F (5 to 40 degrees C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 149 degrees F (-20 to 65 degrees C)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||3.2 x 0.7 x 4.4" (82 x 19 x 111mm)|
|Weight||0.43 lb (0.194 kg)|