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WD ships first 2TB portable hard drive


Western Digital has announced the next generation of its My Passport line of portable hard drives, offering consumers a fresh new enclosure design and what the company says is the first-ever 2 TB capacity in a portable drive.

It’s available in five colors (white, black, silver, blue, and red) and has a range of capacities beginning from 500 GB. Additionally, the new My Passport drives offer WD SmartWare™ automatic backup software and WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption.

“More than money, jewelry and other valuables, the item most missed if ever lost or stolen is one’s computer — and everything on it — so our goal in launching the next-generation of the popular My Passport drives is to encourage more consumers to protect their data before something happens,” says Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.

My Passport drives come with a 2-year limited warranty and are available online at the WD store ( and at select retailers and distributors. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$129.99 for 500GB, $149.99 for 750GB, $179.99 for 1TB, $199.99 for 1.5TB and $249.99 for the new 2TB edition. Additional information on the My Passport family of hard drives can be found at .

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