Western Digital Launches Its Portable SSD

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.


  • Umar Sohail

    Sorry but the T3 from Samsung is smaller, faster, has type-C and was released earlier you cant beat intel and samsung in terms of SSD NAND

  • Rehman Saleem Awan

    Likhnay ki aqal hai nahi
    it should be
    its first portable ssd
    not world’s first

    • waqar hussain

      Yeah the first think I noticed.

  • waqar hussain

    MIsleading title.

  • Phia Xariz

    when will it be available in pakistan?

  • Saqeef Iqbal

    This is not the first portable SSD in the world. Samsung’s T series has been around for a while now. It is western digitals first portable SSD.

  • Talal

    Just buy 2.5″ hard drive case, shove your SSD inside it and there you go, you got your “world’s first” portable SSD.

    Using one since ages.

  • Najeeb

    It has been years since portable SSD was first launched. Please get your facts right before posting.