Published On: March 25, 2012

Western Digital Ships First 2 TB Portable Hard Drive

Published On: March 25, 2012
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Western Digital Ships First 2 TB Portable Hard Drive

Western Digital has released a 2 TB portable drive with new security features that will allow you to take your HD movies and music with you on the go in larger capacities than ever before.

Western Digital Ships First 2 TB Portable Hard Drive

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Western_Digital_2TB_My_Passport_hard_drive.jpgWestern Digital just announced the next generation of its top-selling My Passport line of portable hard drives, offering consumers a fresh new enclosure design and the first-ever 2 TB capacity in a portable drive. Now available in five colors: white, black, silver, blue, and red, with a range of capacities beginning from 500 GB. Additionally, the new My Passport drives offer WD SmartWare automatic backup software and WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption.

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The new My Passport external drives feature ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity, USB 2.0 compatibility, automatic backup software, and password protection with hardware encryption. The included software offers the flexibility to customize the drive to a user's storage preferences: installing all features, just the components needed, or using the drive without the software. The new 2 TB model offers massive capacity in a pocket-sized enclosure, affording plenty of secure storage for all of one's photos, video, music, and other important files.

My Passport drives come with a 2-year limited warranty and are available online at the WD store at www.wdstore.com and at select retailers and distributors. MSRP is $129.99 USD for 500 GB, $149.99 USD for 750 GB, $179.99 USD for 1 TB, $199.99 for 1.5 TB and $249.99 USD for the new 2 TB edition.

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