1TB and 2TB variants of WD My Passport Hard Drives available in India for Rs. 4,750 and Rs. 7,550 respectively
Western Digital (WD), the secondary storage manufacturer on Thursday launched its redesigned My Passport Ultra portable hard drives in India. The redesigned portable hard drives come with improved backup software, new personalization options and new colors.
The new My Passport Ultra hard drives are available for sale in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB storage variants. The hard drives feature a plastic-build along with 256-bit AES hardware encryption for security. In the event, the hard drives go in wrong hands, the encryption system protects users’ files, folders, music, photos and videos with a password only known to them. It is available in Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue color variants.
During the launch, Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business for WD in India, Middle East, and Africa said “With more data being stored than ever before, it’s critical to have a reliable external storage solution that you can carry everywhere. The latest generation My Passport Ultra drives deliver an easier automatic backup experience and hardware-based encryption for security.”
The hard drives sport USB 3.0 support and the compatibility provided in the portable drive enables the user to make fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, as claimed by the company. The drive is also backward compatible with USB 2.0. The hard drive comes with 3-year limited regional warranty.
My Passport Ultra Metal Edition hard drives was launched by the firm last year. As the name suggests, it includes a radial-spin-design aluminum enclosure and metal exteriors, which WD claims will provide ‘extra protection against everyday knocks.
The hard drives is available for purchase from online stores and large-format retail stores at an approximate price of Rs. 4,750 for 1TB storage variant and Rs. 7,550 for the 2TB variant.