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WD My Passport SSD review: Best SSD Portable Storage

WD My Passport SSD Review

My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, the My Passport SSD is shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design. Compatible with: Built for Windows or Mac, this My Passport SSD is compatible with USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports.

It’s USB Type-C ready to reach read speeds up to 540 MB/s. Also, it uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus and is compatible USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0, as well as the USB Type-A interface.

Backups are also compatible with Apple Time Machine (requires reformatting). This SSD is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, plus macOS High Sierra, Sierra or El Capitan. Reformatting may be required for other operating systems.

Running out of digital storage while out on an extended photographic shooting session is never a good thing and Western Digital’s latest MyPassport Go SSD, which was formally introduced at CES, looks like an easy solution for avoiding such situations.

 

WD 2TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage:

  • Blazing-fast file transfers with reading speed up to 540 MB/s
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • USB Type-C and USB 3.1 Gen 2 ready; USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB-A compatible
  • WD Discovery software for WD Backup, WD Security, Social Media and Cloud Storage import, WD Drive Utilities
  • 3-year manufacturer’s limited warranty

My Passport SSD Portable Solid State Drive with Auto Backup Software

WD My Passport Go review

WD My Passport Go review

My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection with hardware encryption helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, the My Passport SSD is shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design.

  • Blazing-fast file transfers with speeds up to 540MB/s
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • USB Type-C and USB 3.1 Gen 2 ready
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB-A compatible
  • Trusted drive built with WD reliability
  • Automatic backup
  • Easy to use

 

WD My Passport Go Feature:

Blazing-fast File Transfers

The My Passport SSD is the fastest My Passport drive to date with speeds up to 540MB/s using the USB Type-C port to rapidly transfer data. Its speed also gives a great performance to help run virtual machines on your computer.

Cutting-edge Compatibility Technology

Built for Mac or PC, the My Passport SSD is compatible with USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports. It’s Type-C ready to reach speeds up to 540MB/s. Also, USB 3.1 Gen 2-ready, and USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB-A compatible.

Password Protection with Hardware Encryption

Store growing content on the My Passport SSD to alleviate limited internal storage space. Set a password to help keep it protected with built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software.

Trusted Drive Built with WD Reliability

Built to withstand a drop up to 6.5 feet (1.98 meters), My Passport SSD is engineered from the ground up by Western Digital. This trusted drive is quality inside and out.

Automatic Backup

Included WD Backup software makes it easy to automatically back up high-capacity files to your drive or Dropbox cloud service account. Just set it and forget it. Compatible with Apple Time Machine (requires reformatting).

Easy to Use

My Passport SSD portable storage is ready to use out of the box. Whether backing up work docs or saving personal memories, plug it in and start transferring files right away.

 

 

Performance

I tested the 2TB version of the new My Passport SSD, and it did very well. The drive delivered the sustained copy speed of more than 478 megabytes per second for reading. In writing, it scored 377MB/s. These are currently the fastest on the market for any SSD-based, non-RAID portable drive.

Pros

  • Super-fast performance
  • Compact rugged design with USB-C
  • More affordable than competitors
  • USB-C cable and USB-A adapter included
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac right out of the box

Cons

  • No larger capacities than 2TB
  • Fingerprint magnet
  • The 3-year warranty is a bit short

Final Words:

Easy to use, the My Passport SSD is shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design. Built to withstand a drop of up to 6.5 feet (1.98 meters), My Passport SSD is engineered from the ground up by Western Digital to be a quality drive, inside and out, to deliver reliable performance. And now in up to 2TB.

WD My Passport SSD review: Best SSD Portable Storage

My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, the My Passport SSD is sh

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