Small in size, big in storage â€“ that pretty much sums up Western Digitalâ€™s newest portable storage treat, the WD My Passport Edge.
WD’s new ultra-slim 12.8mm thin portable HDD is pre-formatted for Windows, but thereâ€™s also a WD My Passport Edge for Mac available for Mac users to enjoy which, if you have to ask, is also Time Machine compatible. And in keeping up with the times, both versions come with the fastest USB interface around, USB 3.0.
But don’t worry if you don’t have USB 3.0 on your system. As is the case with most, if not all, USB 3.0-equipped devices, this is backwards compatible. Meaning, it’ll work just fine over USB 2.0. It just won’t be that fast.
SRP of the 500GB WD My Passport Edge is Php4,490 while the WD My Passport Edge for Mac is pricier by three hundred bucks, Php4,790. Both come with 3-year limited warranty.
It’s certainly more expensive than the average 500GB portable hard drive, but hey, if size is what you’re after, this one’s as slim as it gets.
More deets in the press release below:
WDÂ® SHIPS NEW SLIM AND SLEEK FAMILY OF PORTABLE HARD DRIVES
My PassportÂ® Edgeâ„˘ Family Offers Super-Fast USB 3.0, Auto Backup, Password Protection and Hardware Encryption in Ultra-Compact Design
MANILA, PHILIPPINES. â€“ WDÂ®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), today introduced its newest version of My PassportÂ® line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edgeâ„˘. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for MacÂ® feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive’s content from unauthorized access.
The My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drive complements popular MacBookÂ® computers and MacBook AirÂ® computer designs with an all-aluminum exterior to protect the drive and its contents from everyday bumps. The My Passport Edge for Mac is also compatible with Apple Time MachineÂ® for added peace-of-mind and seamless operation out of the box with oneâ€™s Mac computer.
The My Passport Edge (PC-version) portable hard drive incorporates WD SmartWareâ„˘ continuous and automatic backup software to create a copy of usersâ€™ computersâ€™ content to ensure personal digital files are backed-up and protected in the event of computer loss or theft. For a sleek look, the My Passport Edge was also re-engineered with a new design for a premium finish.
â€śWD’s new My Passport Edge portable drives for Mac and PC offer mobile users a safe, compact, attractive way to conveniently work or play anywhere life or business may take them,â€ť said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “We know that people who bring personal and business content along with them on their travels are concerned with portability and with maintaining privacy while also protecting their data. We design all My Passport products with a small footprint and with security and protection in mind.â€ť
Pricing and Availability
My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac 500 GB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty. Both are available at select retailers and are distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech Technologies Inc. in the Philippines. Manufacturerâ€™s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the My Passport Edge is PHP 4,490 while for the My Passport Edge for Mac is PHP 4,790. For more information regarding the My Passport Edge portable hard drives please visit the WD website a thttp://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=850 and http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=880 for the My Passport Edge for Mac.
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