Western Digital Launches First Portable SSD

When USB sticks first appeared it was enough to have storage small enough to fit in a pocket. But then we all started demanding more portable storage, and when we started getting access to terabytes of it, we then demanded it got faster. So today we are seeing high-capacity portable SSDs appear, and the latest storage company to enter this market is Western Digital.

Today, Western Digital announced its first portable solid-state drive called My Passport SSD. Measuring a mere 90-by-45-by-10mm, it’s marketed at “palm-sized storage.”

Three models will be made available offering 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of storage capacity. Data transfer speeds can reach 515MB/s and the interface is USB 3.1 (Gen 2), with full USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 backwards compatibility. The port is USB Type-C, and it ships with a Type-C cable as well as a Type-A adapter to cater for all usage scenarios.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Matthew Humphries