Saturday, November 2, 2013

Western Digital outs My Passport Slim 2TB

Western Digital, a global leader in storage solutions, has just outed the My Passport Slim 2TB, from the My Passport series of portable storage devices. I have a review unit here with me so stay tuned. Meanwhile, here's the press release:





MY PASSPORT® SLIM FIRST 2 TB THIN DRIVE WITH METAL CASE AND HARDWARE ENCRYPTION



Exclusive WD SmartWare Pro Data Protection with Local and Cloud Storage

Backup via Dropbox Provides ‘Ultimate Mobile Storage Solution’





MANILA, Philippines – October 23, 2013 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, today announced the availability of its My Passport® Slim™ line of portable hard drives, the first thin drives to offer up to 2 TB capacity, a metal enclosure, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.  The included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software allows users to back up their data to their My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy in their Dropbox account for peace-of-mind. The software also lets users back up their Dropbox[1] account to the My Passport Slim. These features make the My Passport Slim an ideal choice for protecting, storing, and enjoying digital content on the go.

     Available in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities, the My Passport Slim measures a scant 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.48-inches*, giving mobile consumers an easy and convenient way to transport their favorite music, movies, photos and documents.

*Measurement for 1TB. 2TB measures 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.7-inches

The My Passport Slim also incorporates super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity for quick transfer speeds of high resolution digital files.

     WD's My Passport Slim drives are setting a new industry standard for portability, capacity, and file protection,” explained Scott Steffens, general manager of WD's consumer storage solutions group. “Its beautiful metal exterior, combined with up to 2 TB of storage, hardware encryption, and WD SmartWare Pro backup protection make it the only storage device today's mobile consumers will ever need to bring with them.”



Pricing and Availability

     My Passport Slim portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and will be available at selected retailers and distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech. My Passport Slim 1 TB has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of PHP 5,190, and the My Passport Slim 2 TB[2] is PHP 8,490.





[1] Dropbox account required for cloud backup


[2] My Passport Slim in 2 TB capacity will be available later in the quarter.