Western Digital has announced the launch of a new generation of its external storage units My Passport SSD, which as a major novelty uses the NVMe interface to increase its performance.
Solid-state drives are also taking hold in the external storage segment and there are more and better offerings, although of course, you can also take advantage of old hard drives for this. My Passport SSD is the series of the storage giant that covers this section and they are available and wired and wireless connections like this model that we had the opportunity to analyze.
WD has updated the series with a new model that supports the NVMe protocol to increase the performance of flash memory and reach 1,050 Mbytes per second in sequential read data transfer and 1,000 Mbytes per second in writes. The drive uses a USB Type-C connector (internally USB 3.2 ), although the drive will also offer a USB Type-A adapter for use with older hardware.
WD says its metal chassis is “stylish and durable”, offers resistance to shock and vibration, drops from two meters, and is 4 “x 2” in size that allows it to be carried anywhere. The drive features password-protected 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep data safe in the event of theft or loss.
My Passport SSD – NVMe, versions, and prices
The company includes WD Discovery backup software and – although it should work on other platforms) it is officially compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and macOS Catalina, Mojave, or High Sierra. It is sold in color finishes to choose between gray, blue, gold, and red. They are already available on the WD web portal in some regions in the following capacities and at fairly contained prices for the versatility of these external storage units:
- My Passport SSD 500GB: $ 119.99
- My Passport SSD with 1TB: $ 189.99
- My Passport 2TB SSD: $ 359.99 (available soon)