My Passport SSD: Western Digital announced new SSD line

My Passport SSD

Western Digital has announced a new SSD line under the name “My Passport SSD”. This new line of SSDs will come in three different variants with 56 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities. According to WD, all SSDs are shock resistant and support hardware-based AES-256 encryption.

WD hasn’t revealed any further technical details, all we know now is the SSDs will feature a USB 3.1 Type-C communication port and will offer up to 515 MB/s transfer rates. These transfer rates are almost 15% faster than the other SSDs available in the market, at least on paper.


Speed Up to 550 MB/s
Interface USB 3.1 Type-C (10 Gbps), USB-C => USB-A adapter included
Color Grey and Black
Dimensions Height: 10 mm (0.39 in)
Depth: 90 mm (3.5 in)
Width: 45 mm (1.8 in)
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -20°C to 65°C

My Passport SSDs is currently available only in the US, with wider global availability expected later this quarter. The 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB models are respectively price at $99.99, $199.99 and $399.99.

Stay tuned for the updates.

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