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Friday, April 7, 2017
Western Digital introduces a portable SSD
Western Digital today introduced its first portable SSD, adding fast solid
state storage technology the My Passport line of portable storage
devices. These new My Passport SSD devices come with a USB Type-C port and with
transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s is WD's fastest current My Passport
The My Passport SSD is available with capacities that range from 256GB
to 1TB while its small dimensions make them very portable. It has also been
drop tested from a height of 2m / 6.5ft and Western Digital claims it
can withstand 1500G of force.
The Western Digital My Passport SSD comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable
and a USB-A adapter in the box. It is available now from Best Buy and
from other select retailers starting this quarter. The 256GB model will
set you back $99.99, the 512GB version is $199.99, and for the 1TB
variant $399.99 have to be invested. Go to the Western Digital website for additional details