WD 512GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD

WD 512GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD

WD 512GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD

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Product Highlights

  • 512GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Read Speeds up to 540 MB/s
  • Bus Powered
  • 256-Bit AES Encryption
  • Shock Resistant up to 6.5'
  • Preformatted exFAT for Windows & Mac
  • May Be Reformatted NTFS, HFS+, and More
  • WD Discovery Software
  • Includes USB Cable & Adapter
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WD My Passport SSD overview

  • 1Description

Preformatted exFAT for compatibility with Windows and Mac straight out of the box, the 512GB 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.
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).
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: 718037863245
In the Box
WD 512GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C to Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    WD My Passport SSD specs

    Storage Capacity 512 GB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
    Maximum Read Speed 540 MB/s
    Pre-Format exFAT
    Encryption 256-Bit AES
    Internal Drivedavrquzdtdt
    Type Solid-State Drive
    Form Factor M.2
    External Enclosure
    Security Features Password Protection
    Bus Power USB
    Cooling System Passive
    Environmental Resistance Shock
    Operating Temperature 41 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 Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.1 x 1.3"

    WD My Passport SSD reviews

    512GB My Passport USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Small This SSD is extremely fast and with its small size, easily portable for use almost anywhere. I am impressed with the transfer speed, especially when using a Type C USB connection.
    Date published: 2018-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works and does what it is supposed to, FAST! I ordered one of these WD 512GB SSDs. I use it for data backup of the whole disk. It is very fast when hooked up to a USB-C or 3.1. I wish it had one of those blue blinking lights so that it shows signs of life, but it is not a show stopper. Once I saw how well it worked, I bought a second one a few days later. As usual, B&H shipped it fast without any problems or excuses.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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