Western Digital today introduced its fastest, palm-sized WD brand portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD.
Featuring speeds of up to 515 MB/s, the My Passport SSD is the fastest My Passport drive offered by the WD brand. The drive is designed for the latest generation of computers with a USB Type-C port and is USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) ready with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and an adapter to use with the more traditional USB Type-A ports found on many computers.
Built for PC and compatible with Mac, My Passport SSD supports 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection, and is also 6.5-foot drop tested for shock-resistance to withstand 1500G of force.
The compact drive (HxDxW: 0.39 in x 3.5 in 1.8 in) is available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB capacities, and comes with WD Backup software that enables users to automatically back up their stuff. It is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is available in the U.S. from BestBuy.com, and available worldwide at select e-tailers and retailers this quarter. The SSD has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the U.S. of $399.99/1TB, $199.99/512GB and $99.99/256GB USD, respectively.