On April 6th, 2017 Western Digital announced their first ever external solid state drive called My Passport SSD. WD claims that My Passport SSD will feature blazing-fast speeds and a clever looking design. This external SSD will be made for professionals and content creators and any tech enthusiasts.

My Passport SSD will feature speeds of 515MB/s making it the fastest My Passport drive offered by Western Digital. It will feature a USB Type-C connector that’s USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) ready. To use this drive you will need a PC with USB type-C port as My Passport SSD comes with Type-C to Type-C cable, or you can use an included adapter to convert Type-C to conventional USB Type-A.

This drive is made keeping safety in mind, it has a 256-bit AES hardware encryption as well as password protection. It won’t only keep your files safe from inside but also from outside as it features a shock-resistance. If you drop it from a 6.5-foot height, nothing bad should happen. It can also withstand a 1500G of force.

This drive will be available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities making it great for quickly manage large amounts of data. It will also come with a three-year warranty.

What do we think about it

Western Digital My Passport SSD seems to be a great external SSD that will compete well with Samsung T3. For their first external solid state drive, Western Digital has chosen to keep their design theme – simple and robust, which is a good thing. Small dimensions and super fast data transfer speeds guarantee this SSD success.

Basically, this external SSD has everything a consumer would want. A stylish yet robust design, USB Type-C connector, data transfer speeds that exceed 500MB/s and slim build. Also, it’s price seems to be very good when compared to Samsung T3. Will it take the Samsung’s place or be in thing competition with it? Time will show.


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