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Western Digital introduces Mac-compatible My Passport SSD

Western Digital has introduced the new WD brand My Passport SSD in capacities up to 2TB. The palm-sized drive boasts a sleek, compact metal design with speeds powered by NVMe technology.

According to oSusan Park, vice president, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital, features of the My Passport SSD include:

  • Read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s;

  • Password enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption;

  • Shock and vibration resistance and drop resistant up to 6.5 feet;

  • Included software for backing up large files to your drive or a cloud service account;

  • USB 3.2 Gen-2 technology with a USB-C cable and a USB-A adaptor.

It’s ready to use out of the box and compatible with macOS and Windows systems.

The My Passport SSD is backed by a five-year limited warranty and is available in the 500GB and 1TB capacities in gray worldwide at select e-tailers and retailers, with additional colors and capacities available later this year. The new drive has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$119.99/500GB and $189.99/1TB, respectively.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.