Western Digital My Passport SSD has officially launched in India offering high read and write speeds in a really compact form-factor. The new SSDs are available in upto 2TB storage capacities and are designed keeping in mind portability and durability for daily wear and tear. The new My Passport SSDs go up against the likes of the Samsung T7 SSDs and SanDisk Extreme Pro range of SSDs.
WD My Passport SSD is well-built and comes in handy for people who need more storage for their laptops or portable storage for PCs. Moreover, with upto 1050MB/s read speeds, this SSD range can help users store and back-up large files easily. “With the new WD brand My Passport SSD, we aim to bring the unmatched experience in a sleek portable drive that helps users manage their large content libraries at a blazing fast speed,” said Khalid Wani, Director of Sales at Western Digital India.
The WD My Passport SSD is priced in India starting at Rs 8,999 for the 500GB storage variant, Rs 15,999 for the 1TB option and Rs 28,999 for the 2TB variant.
As part of the launch offers during Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale 2020, the My Passport SSD will retail starting at Rs 6,999, Rs 12,999 and Rs 24,999 for 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variants respectively.
The WD My Passport SSD has a metal design with rounded corners and wave-like ridges extending downwards. WD claims that its new SSDs are shock and vibration resistant and can withstand drops of upto 6.5 feet, making it one durable drive. Do note, however, that it is not water-resistant like the SanDisk Extreme Pro which comes with an IP55 rating.
The new WD SSDs are offered in three colours-- Space Gray, Midnight Blue and Gold to choose from. It uses NVMe technology to drive read speeds of upto 1050MB/sec and write speeds of upto 1000MB/sec. Moreover, the drives are secured with 256-bit AES encryption and come pre-loaded with WD Discovery software to monitor file transfer and even back-up files to a cloud account. The SSDs have a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen-2 port and comes with a USB-A adapter as well. WD offers a 5-year limited warranty for the My Passport SSDs.