Western Digital announce new slim portable hard drives for Windows and Mac

Western Digital today have announced two new portable external Hard drives. The My Passport Edge is a 500GB USB 3.0 hard drive offers a slim and fast option for backing up data on the go, the drive includes WD Security for encrypting your files and WD’s automatic back up software for continuously backing up your files. There is also the My Passport Edge for Mac, this is piratically the same abilities as the PC version and is just formatted to work with Mac’s, it can easily be formatted again to work with Windows.

The hard drives are available to purchase now from the WDStore.co.uk and the price is set at £86.00 for the My Passport Edge £94.00 for the My Passport Edge for Mac, Check out the press release below for more information.

WD® SHIPS new SLim and sleek family of portable hard drives

My Passport Edge™ Family Offers Super-Fast USB 3.0, Auto Backup, Password Protection and Hardware Encryption in Ultra-Compact Design

, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), today introduced its newest version of My Passport® line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge™. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac® feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive’s content from unauthorised access.

The My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drive (above) complements popular MacBook® computers and MacBook Air® computer designs with an all-aluminium exterior to protect the drive and its contents from everyday bumps. The My Passport Edge for Mac is also compatible with Apple Time Machine® for added peace-of-mind and seamless operation out of the box with one’s Mac computer.

The My Passport Edge (PC-version) portable hard drive (above) incorporates WD SmartWare™ continuous and automatic backup software to create a copy of users’ computers’ content to ensure personal digital files are backed-up and protected in the event of computer loss or theft. For a sleek look, the My Passport Edge was also re-engineered with a new design for a premium finish.

“WD’s new My Passport Edge portable drives for Mac and PC offer mobile users a safe, compact, attractive way to conveniently work or play anywhere life or business may take them,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. We know that people who bring personal and business content along with them on their travels are concerned with portability and with maintaining privacy while also protecting their data. We design all My Passport products with a small footprint and with security and protection in mind.”

Pricing and Availability

My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac 500 GB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty and are available on the WD store at www.wdstore.co.uk and at select retailers and distributors. MSRP of the My Passport Edge is £86.00 and £94.00 for the My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drives. For more information regarding the My Passport Edge portable hard drives please visit the WD website at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=850 and http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=880 for the My Passport Edge for Mac.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company’s website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

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