Hot on the heels of their newly-released Thunderbolt drives, Western Digital are launching an updated My Passport portable external hard drive line, pushing the storage capacity up to a generous 2TB.
As well as speedy USB 3.0 transfer speeds and support for standard USB 2.0 connections, the new pocketable My Passport drives also offer continuous, automatic backup software and password protection with hardware encryption.
“Our goal in launching the next-generation of the popular My Passport drives is to encourage more consumers to protect their data before something happens,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.
“The new My Passport makes backing up and preserving one’s digital life easier, reliable and more secure than ever – it’s the perfect blend of monstrous capacity, reliability and user-friendly technology in a sleek form factor, now in five colours.”
Five colours! How will indecisive hard-drive hunters like myself ever make it out of the shop with a purchase, huh Jim??
Jokes aside, it’s a neat update to the line, which will be life saver for those looking to carry their HD movie or hi-res image libraries around with them.
You’re looking at a penny shy of £180 for the new drives. More info can be found here.