Through their press release today, Western Digital announced that they had sent the first wave of 2.5-inch portable hard drive with a capacity of 2 terabytes. Western Digital earlier also the first company to release a 3.5-inch portable hard drive with a capacity of 2 terabytes in 2009.
My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 port is used to provide data transfer speeds that reach 5GB per second (if both are connected to the USB port 3.0). Portable hard-drive is also equipped with WD SmartWare for data back up software or other data, and WD Security which gives access to protection from unwanted access, if a time My Passport is accidentally left behind or confused with property of others.
The whole series has been upgraded connectivity My Passport into the USB 3.0 port and without the need for a separate power source. Western Digital estimates that the use of USB 3.0 ports, you can transfer the 500 photos in less than a minute, a significant increase rather than USB 2.0, which takes more than 2 minutes. To transfer the song is even better, transfer 2000 songs via USB 3.0 it only takes 4 minutes, whereas when using a USB 2.0 generally takes 8.5 minutes. To transfer an HD movie with a duration of 2 hours now only need 5 minutes, while via USB 2.0 typically takes up to 15 minutes. But keep in mind that the speed of data transfer via USB 3.0 will always be different depending on the hardware configuration used.
List price is as follows
- 2TB models: $249.99
- 1.5TB models: $199.99
- Models of 1TB: $179.99
- Model of 750GB: $149.99
- Model of 500GB: $129.99
Colors available for the My Passport line of black, gray, silver, red and blue, except for 2TB models are unfortunately only available in black (for now). If you prefer Thunderbolt port rather than USB 3.0, Western Digital MyBook has also released the Thunderbolt Duo 4TB and 6TB model that sold at prices starting at $600.Gadget, Hardware, Hardware Info, News