Western Digital Unveils Next Generation of My Passport Portable Drives

Today Western Digital introduced its newest generation of the popular My Passport portable hard drives for Mac users. They're more compact and elegant than before with slim, all-metal designs. The My Passport Studio is a great portable solution for photographers, videographers, graphic artists or any creative that needs large amounts of storage data. It offers storage up to 1TB and has multiple connectivity options with two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2 port. The FireWire port on the device allows for daisy-chaining with other devices such as HD camcorders, as well as Apple's new Thunderbolt Display (which features Thunderbolt, FireWire, USB, and Ethernet ports).

The My Passport for Mac is another option for students and users that don't need FireWire ports but still demand up to 1TB of storage.

Whether you are a member of the creative community or simply use your Mac to enjoy digital content on-the-go, users will find the perfect portable storage solution with WD's My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac high-capacity portable hard drives," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "We know the value our customers place on their digital content, which is why we set demanding requirements for durability, security, and long-term reliability, with all our drives.

These two drives are available right now via the WD Store (and other retails) and start at $99 for the 500 GB My Passport for Mac, and $129 for the 500GB My Passport Studio.