Friday, May 17, 2013

Western Digital outs My Passport® Ultra™

Carrying your own whole collection of movies, music, games, or any documents in a single storage could be so bothersome if you're stuck with a flash disk that has a small and somewhat limited capacity. Nowadays, a 16GB flash drive couldn't be enough especially if you're a download addict (like me) or you use it as a backup for all your files. That's where portable hard drives come in  handy, with storage capacities up to 2TB. Almost unlimited, right?

Just yesterday, Western Digital, a world leader in storage solutions, announced the newest addition to their portable hard drive family: the WD My Passport® Ultra™. With capacities ranging from 500GB to 2TB, super-fast USB 3.0, data protection and backup features, and a slim design complemented with nice colors, it's just a perfect option for a compact and fashionable yet affordable physical file storage.

Here's the press release:


MANILA, Philippines – May 16, 2013 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, today announced the availability of the My Passport® Ultra™ line of portable hard drives, which combine additional layers of data protection with super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity, a slim, compact design and four color choices to offer mobile consumers the safest and easiest way to protect their digital content while traveling. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB and new 2 TB * capacities, My Passport Ultra portable hard drives have built-in WD SmartWare™ Pro backup software with Dropbox integration, hardware encryption and password protection to safeguard against unauthorized drive access. A protective pouch is included with the My Passport Ultra to help shield it from the daily knocks encountered by today's mobile consumer
     “WD's My Passport Ultra combines USB 3.0, a range of colors and capacities and the best software and hardware functions currently found in our line of My Passport portable storage drives to create the ultimate portable digital safe for today's active consumer,” explained Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. “Adding WD SmartWare Pro technology with auto backup and password protection to one of the industry's fastest interfaces and largest capacity drives gives consumers the convenience and peace of mind to enjoy, share, and protect their personal digital content everywhere they go.”

Pricing and Availability

     My Passport Ultra portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and are available at select retailers and distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Axis Global Technologies Inc. My Passport Ultra 500 GB has a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of PHP 3,790, and the My Passport Ultra 1 TB is PHP 5,090.

free pouch that comes with WD My Passport Ultra
 For the official product site, click this LINK.
 * WD My Passport Ultra 2TB will be available at Q3