WD 256GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD

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WD 256GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD
Key Features
  • 256GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Read Speeds up to 540 MB/s
  • Bus Powered
Preformatted exFAT for compatibility with Windows and Mac straight out of the box, the 256GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD from WD delivers fast read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, thanks to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus, which is also known as USB 3.1. While built with a USB Type-C interface and bundled with a USB Type-C cable, a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter is included for greater compatibility. WD also designed this drive to be both physically and digitally secure, as it keeps itself cool, can withstand drops from height of up to 6.5', and thanks to WD Security software, your data can be protected with both a password and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Power is provided by the USB bus, meaning that no other cables or external power supplies are required.
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WD SSD External SSD Overview

Preformatted exFAT for compatibility with Windows and Mac straight out of the box, the 256GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD from WD delivers fast read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, thanks to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus, which is also known as USB 3.1. While built with a USB Type-C interface and bundled with a USB Type-C cable, a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter is included for greater compatibility. WD also designed this drive to be both physically and digitally secure, as it keeps itself cool, can withstand drops from height of up to 6.5', and thanks to WD Security software, your data can be protected with both a password and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Power is provided by the USB bus, meaning that no other cables or external power supplies are required.

Please be aware that some functionality, such as backing up via Apple Time Machine, as well as compatibility with other operating systems, may require a reformat. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Read Speeds up to 540 MB/s

This My Passport SSD features read speeds of up to 540 MB/s using the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port to rapidly transfer data. Its speed gives the performance needed to help run virtual machines on your computer.

Hardware Encryption

Store growing content on this My Passport SSD to alleviate limited internal storage space. You can set a password to help keep it protected with built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software.

Technology

Built for Windows or Mac, this My Passport SSD is compatible with USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports. It's USB Type-C ready to reach read speeds up to 540 MB/s. Also, it uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus and is compatible USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0, as well as the USB Type-A interface.

WD Reliability

Built to withstand a drop of up to 6.5', the My Passport SSD is engineered from the ground up by Western Digital to be a quality drive, inside and out, and to deliver reliable performance.

Automatic Backup

Included WD Backup software makes it easy to automatically back up high-capacity files to your drive or a Dropbox cloud service account. Set it and forget it! Backups are also compatible with Apple Time Machine (requires reformatting).

User-Friendly

My Passport SSD portable storage is ready to use out of the box. Whether you're backing up work docs or saving large media files, just plug it in and start transferring right away.

Windows & Mac

This SSD is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, plus macOS High Sierra, Sierra or El Capitan. Reformatting may be required for other operating systems.
UPC: 718037863283

WD SSD External SSD Specs

Storage Capacity256 GB
Connection Interface1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Read SpeedMaximum: 540 MB/s
Pre-FormatexFAT
Encryption256-Bit AES
Internal Drive
TypeSolid-State Drive
Form FactorM.2
External Enclosure
Security FeaturesPassword Protection
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Cooling SystemPassive
Environmental ResistanceShock
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)3.5 x 1.8 x 0.4" / 88.9 x 45.7 x 10.2 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.1 x 4 x 1.3"
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