WD today announced the availability of the My Passport Ultra line of portable hard drives, which combine additional layers of data protection with super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity, a slim, compact design and four color choices to offer mobile consumers the safest and easiest way to protect their digital content while traveling. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB and new 2 TB capacities, My Passport Ultra portable hard drives have built-in WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration, hardware encryption and password protection to safeguard against unauthorized drive access.
A protective pouch is included with the My Passport Ultra to help shield it from the daily knocks encountered by today's mobile consumer. When it comes to pricing the WD My Passport Ultra 500 GB has an MSRP of $99.99 and the My Passport Ultra 1 TB is $129.99. The WD My Passport Ultra 2TB will be released in Q3 2013 and there is no pricing on that drive just yet. All of the WD My Passport Ultra drives are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
"WD's My Passport Ultra combines USB 3.0, a range of colors and capacities and the best software and hardware functions currently found in our line of My Passport portable storage drives to create the ultimate portable digital safe for today's active consumer," explained Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "Adding WD SmartWare Pro technology with auto backup and password protection to one of the industry's fastest interfaces and largest capacity drives gives consumers the convenience and peace of mind to enjoy, share, and protect their personal digital content everywhere they go."