Thanks to devices like smartphones and tablets, the amount of content created by consumers has been increasing day-by-day and there is an equal rise in the need to store it. To cater to such a market, WD has come up with the new pocketable My Passport external hard drive that can store up to 2TB (terabytes) of data.
WD’s top-of-the-line My Passport offering has a simple yet premium looking design. It comes in five different colors – white, black, blue, silver and red and features a specially engineered chassis that WD says can resist against scratches and fingerprints with mosiac-like design.
Speed and ample storage is what this WD drive concentrates on and thankfully, it delivers on both fronts. The drive supports USB 3.0 that enables blazingly fast data transfer and 2TB of space ensuring we won’t run out of storage backing up our full HD videos.
The drive also comes WD SmartWare software that can be used to automatically backup content onto the drive or restore the backed up file on the PC’s hard drive with a single click. Additionally, the HDD supports WD security for encrypting data and drive utilities to run diagnostics on the hard drive.
So all said and done, is it worth it? The short answer is yes considering it gives the speed, huge storage, decent set of pre-bundled software, all packed in a small form factor.
WD sells the HDD for a price of around Rs. 13,000 and comes with a 3-year warranty.
Pro: Huge storage, USB 3.0 support
Cons: Slightly Bulky