Western Digital launches its first portable SSD

Apr

7

2017

My Passport SSD
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Western Digital announced Thursday that its Passport SSD , its first SSD portable tablet, is a breakthrough in terms of data and information transmission in a fast and easy-to-transport format. The company is marketing the new product under the word “palm-sized storage” The dimensions of the disc are 90 x 45 x 10 mm.

Portable data storage technologies such as USB, which were adequate when first introduced to store and transfer small-size files, have emerged easily. However, the development of different technologies and users’ need for more portable storage devices have forced manufacturers to devise more efficient storage and transport methods.

As users gain access to data of all kinds, creating a high demand for terabytes of portable storage devices, the consumer is demanding a high data transfer speed as volumes expand, prompting companies to release SSDs.

Three models of this disk are available in different storage capacities of 256 GB at $ 100 and 512 GB at $ 200 and 1TB at $ 400, with a data transfer speed of up to 515 Mbps via the second generation USB 3.1 or USB Type-C , And fully compatible with older ports of type USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Western Digital offers the Type-C cable as well as a Type-A adapter to meet usage scenarios. The disk protects data with 256-bit AES standard encryption with a password-protected access option, as well as the physical protection of the disk, Shock resistant and falling from a height of 6.5 feet.

The SSD can be used instead of a mechanical hard drive with Chromebooks or other laptops or desktops. Those interested can register on the WD Web site for an alert when the discs are officially available for sale.

The world’s largest storage manufacturer announced last year that it had acquired SanDisk in a $ 19 billion deal.

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