Western Digital, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of hard disk drives, has finally unveiled its first ever portable SSD and it is small enough to fit in your pocket.
Hard-Drive technology dates back decades and is one of the oldest storage methods that is still in use, unlike many other storage devices like the magnetic tape, floppy disks, etc. that went out of use with time. Solid-State Drives are poised to take over as the next big contender. Already, a lot of modern laptops come equipped with SSDs instead of traditional HDDs.
Western Digital just recently made the shift from HDD to SSD, unveiling their first ever SATA SSD drive for PCs last year. Now, they have also released their first ever passport-sized SSD.
The pocketable “My Passport SSD” comes in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations, costing $100, $200, and $400 respectively. It is made to work with USB-C but also comes with a USB-A adapter in the box.
It comes with 256-bit hardware encryption, is tough enough to survive a drop from a height of 6.5ft, and promises a 515MB/s sequential read speed. Lastly, it is elegantly-designed and won’t look out of fashion beside any modern, sleek laptop you happen to have.