Western Digital Delivers its Slimmest 5TB Portable Hard Drive

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    At IFA 2019, Western Digital Corp introduced the refreshed WD®-brand My Passport™ and My Passport for Mac drives. The award-winning My Passport line now features the slimmest 5TB portable hard drive in the WD brand portfolio at just 0.75 in (19.15mm) thick. The stylish design fits in the palm of a hand, yet has space to store, organize and share a tremendous amount of photos, videos, music and documents.


    “For years, consumers have trusted the My Passport drive to store their content, from meaningful home videos to important documents, wherever their journey takes them,” says David Ellis, vice president of content solutions, Western Digital. “People want more storage in a smaller package and designs that complement their personal styles and the latest devices. Our goal is to offer best-in-class solutions that keep users’ digital lives backed up and preserved so they can enjoy their precious memories for years to come.”

    The stylish new drives feature a fresh look and are available in capacities up to 5TB*. The My Passport drive comes in cool new colors including Black, Blue and Red, while the My Passport for Mac drive is Midnight Blue. The My Passport drive is formatted for Windows® 10 and will feature a USB 3.0 connector that is compatible with USB 2.0. The My Passport for Mac drive is formatted for macOS Mojave and will have a USB-C™ connector to deliver plug-and-play storage out of the box.

    To help consumers protect their content, the drives feature WD Discovery™ software for WD Security™ (password protection and 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption), social media and cloud storage import (like Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive™)** and WD Drive Utilities™. All of the new drives are built with Western Digital reliability and come with a three-year limited warranty.

    Pricing and Availability
    The slim drives are available now starting at just $79.99 MSRP USD in the U.S. for 1TB from the Western Digital Store and Best Buy, and are slated to be available at other popular retailers later this fall. For more information, please visit the WD website or the Western Digital booth at IFA Berlin (Hall #17, Stand #201).

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