Western Digital has unveiled its latest product called the My Passport SSD. Interestingly, this marks the company’s first foray into the portable SSD market.
Design-wise, the Western Digital My Passport SSD looks pretty similar to the company’s flamboyant My Passport portable hard drive. That said, the My Passport SSD comes with significantly smaller dimensions, of course. One rather interesting feature about Western Digital’s first portable SSD is the fact that it is compatible with both USB Type-A and Type-C.
Speaking of which, the My Passport SSD does come with data transfer speeds of up to 515MBps whilst using USB Type-C. Besides that, the portable SSD is also kept safe with a built-in 256-bit AES Hardware encryption to ensure one’s files are kept secure. Western Digital has also stated that the My Passport SSD will be able to withstand ‘accidental’ drops from up to 1.98 meters.
Western Digital’s portable SSD comes in three storage variants: 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. When it comes to pricing, the 256GB variant comes with a price tag of US$99.99 (about RM443), while the 512GB version is priced at US$199.99 (around RM887). The largest storage capacity variant of the My Passport SSD, 1TB, is smacked with a price of US$399.99 (approximately RM1,774)
Oddly, it has taken Western Digital quite some time to release its own portable SSD; especially when one considers the fact that Samsung has been doing so for a couple of years now. That aside, consumers can at least take this as good news because more competition is almost always good, right?
(Source: Western Digital)