WD REDESIGNS WORLD’S No. 1 SELLING PORTABLE HARD DRIVE

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New My Passport Drives Now Feature Up to 3 TB Capacity and Easier Backup Software

Manila, Philippines – July 28, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the new, redesigned My Passport® Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB and in four stylish colors - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. 

 

“With more photos being taken than ever before, it’s critical to have a high capacity, reliable external storage solution that you can carry everywhere,” said Tony Tate, general manager and vice president of Content Storage Solutions at WD. “The latest generation My Passport drives deliver an easier automatic back-up experience, hardware-based encryption for security and higher capacities than ever before.”


My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption – delivering a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. If your My Passport Ultra falls into the wrong hands, the 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users’ files, folders, photos, videos and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity.


My Passport Ultra’s built-in WD Backup software is a simple-to-use application with focus on reducing frustration when setting up a backup plan to preserve data. Since 31% of devices have had malware at some point, having your data safely backed up onto a secondary device like a My Passport drive is critical to preserving precious data.
  
Pricing and Availability
My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives will be available in August through selected retailers and resellers and are distributed by Iontech, Inc. and EA Global Supply Chains Solutions, Inc. MSRP for both My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac is Php 3, 890 for 1 TB, Php 6, 490 for 2 TB and Php 8, 990 for the latest 3 TB offering.  MSRP for My Passport Ultra 500 GB is Php 2,990.  Both products will offer a 3-year limited warranty.  Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found at support.wdc.com/warranty.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.


Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
 

Western Digital, WD, My Passport and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte = one billion bytes; one terabyte = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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21 comments

  1. I'm planning on getting external hard drives since my laptop's memory is running out of space. This is a great deal, I'm considering getting it.

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  2. Cool gadgets but they are a bit costly. But with the features you enumerated in here, the price might be just worth it.

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  3. My laptop's memory is getting stretched, and I think I just came to the right place. I might as well take your word for it and buy one for myself.

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  4. 3TB! We have come a long way.When I learned to use the computer, we used 5.25 floppy drives. We always have two. one for booting and one for data. I remember being happy with 128MB thumb drive. (oops I revealed my age too much!)

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  5. Gosh, I know so little about these external drive stuff. But my son does. Guess I'll have my son read this post.

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  6. That sounds like a pretty good storage solution. I a, completely lost I these things and depend on my hubby to manage out IT needs..

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  7. i haven't used a portable hard drive in ages. i need a new one thinking about it

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  8. I was just thinking about getting a new harddisk! Mine's pretty old and although it is still in good working condition, I'm still worried that it will one day crash on me!

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  9. Amazing, it boasts of 3 TB and an easier back up software to boot you say! That's just great! Portable hard drives are really very useful and handy to have around. I might just purchase one the minute it's out in the market. Thanks for the heads up!

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  10. Western digital has been in the pc world for years now and I trust their product line

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  11. External drives are super useful especially for bloggers. I am thinking of buying one for myself next month.

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  12. Wow love that you can now get a 3TB i only have a 2, such a good range of new colours aswell. Hope we can get them here in the UK, thankyou for sharing!

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  13. This is very timely, I didn't know the price ranges, now I've got ideas. I'm planning to get one for my mac's back up. where can I possibly get one, I am from Mindanao.

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  14. WD looks more compact now. It just keeps getting better.

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  15. I hope by now, computer daily users especially those who handle important (and big) files should have realized how important it is to own an external drive. I own about three (3) now for all the photos and files I have to store for back up. The design of WD looks very handy and I might get one from them for my 4th piece. :)

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  16. Amazing 3TB! I think the 1TB I have is already so big. But of course, that would depend on what files you save, like entire movies which would occupy a lot of space indeed if they were high definition.

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  17. I have a portable hard drive (1TB) it's very useful and yes handy. I bought it for P3k and yes, I usually save bigger files here. - KarenT

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  18. I need one of these. I find this very helpful such as when travelling. I need one!

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  19. This is so convenient. I always love WD product. Is using a 1TB portable hard disk at home now.

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  20. My first and only HD was a WD and I'm thinking of getting a new one. I think I have found my answers. Thanks for sharing this :D

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  21. i am trusting this brand . in fact i have a WD for mac. simply amazing product that i could store a lot of data and pictures safe ...

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