To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives, WD is introducing a new design for the popular external hard drive lines.
WD says that more than 60 million My Passport drives have been sold in the past 10 years. The My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition drive and My Passport Ultra feature elegant metal exteriors, up to 2 TB capacities in smaller enclosures, content protection, including backup, and cloud integration.
The My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition and Anniversary Edition drives incorporate a radial-spin-design aluminum enclosure, which provides styling and extra protection against the everyday knocks. In addition, the drive offers users hardware encryption and password protection. For additional content protection and remote sharing, the My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition drive includes WD SmartWare Pro software with Dropbox integration, allowing users to back up content from their computer to the drive and from the drive to the cloud, and retrieve content from their Dropbox account to the My Passport drive.
My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition drive is available now. My Passport Ultra - Anniversary Edition drive is anticipated to be available in limited quantities beginning early September 2014. My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition 1 TB drive has a Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $89.00 and 2 TB has an MSRP of $139.00. Both drives will offer a regional 3-year limited warranty.