Western Digital Announces 1 TB and 2 TB My Passport Slim

Western Digital has announced its new line of My Passport Slim portable hard drives. Available in capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB, the 1 TB model measures 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.48-inches, while the 2 TB version measures 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.7-inches. Both come with WD SmartWare Pro enabling users to keep a back up of their data in Dropbox and feature 256-bit hardware encryption, USB 3.0 and sleek metal enclosures.


"WD's My Passport Slim drives are setting a new industry standard for portability, capacity, and file protection," Scott Steffens, general manager of WD's consumer storage solutions group, said in a statement. "Its beautiful metal exterior, combined with up to 2 TB of storage, hardware encryption, and WD SmartWare Pro backup protection make it the only storage device today's mobile consumers will ever need to bring with them."

Pricing and availability for the My Passport Slim is a little higher than other My Passport offerings in the same capacity. The 1 TB My Passport Slim will set you back $99.99, while the 2 TB model is priced at $149.99. 

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  • These things are tiny and decently priced. With hardware encryption and USB 3.0 I might have to pick one up.