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WD launches My Passport Wireless portable storage with built-in Wi-Fi

09/03, 9:03am

WD My Passport Wireless supports Wi-Fi connections with up to eight devices

Storage drive producer Western Digital has added another storage device to its My Passport external storage range, one with wireless connectivity. My Passport Wireless has its own built-in Wi-Fi connection, allowing for mobile devices to connect for backing up or data retrieval, all without requiring a physical connection to the device.

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WD introduces 1TB, 2TB My Passport Slim external storage drives

09/05, 12:50pm

My Passport Slim uses metal enclosure, supplied with WD SmartWare Pro

Western Digital has introduced a pair of thin portable external storage drives in metal enclosures, following on from the My Passport Ultra which launched in May. The new My Passport Slim drives come in 1TB and 2TB capacities, measuring 0.48-inches and 0.7-inches thick respectively, and are supplied with WD SmartWare Pro data protection software for added security.

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Western Digital My Passport is first with 2TB portable drive

03/20, 8:30am

WD My Passport hits 2TB with new design

Western Digital undertook a major remake of its My Passport portable hard drives on Tuesday that both claimed a first in capacity and gave it a fresher design. The new versions are the first to ever have 2TB of storage in a portable-sized drive. WD hasn't said how the drive is arranged, although it's more likely to be two 1TB disk than the still-distant single 2TB drives.

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WD My Book Essential hits 3TB, My Passport gets USB 3.0

10/05, 10:50am

Available in a variety of colors and capacity

Western Digital today unveiled three additions to its external drive line. An updated My Passport Essential is Western Digital's smallest portable drive, and has a storage capacity of 500GB with USB 3.0 new to the group. The My Passport Essential SE portable drive comes in either 750GB or 1TB capacity and also uses USB 3.0. The My Book Essential desktop external drive also now reaches 3TB with the faster speed intact.

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WD outs five limited edition designs for My Passport drives

07/22, 10:50am

WD ships five limited edition My Passport drives

WD has worked together with design Sstudents at the California State University to create five new limited edition My Passport Essential portable drives. The limited edition designs are now available online through WD and in Best Buy stores. Boom Box, Black Hole, Cityscape, Fuchsia Leaf and Wave all have custom imprints instead of the usual solid colors.

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WD intros 1TB My Passport SE for Mac

03/16, 9:20am

Drive equipped with hardware encryption

Western Digital has expanded its line of My Passport SE drives with two new capacities, 750GB and 1TB, formatted in HFS+ for Macs. Despite the higher capacities, both external drives still draw power from a USB connection rather than a dedicated AC adapter.

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WD intros My Passport AV drive geared for media storage

03/10, 5:45pm

Drive connects with game consoles, camcorders, TVs

Western Digital has expanded its line of storage products with the My Passport AV. The portable drive is geared for video storage and playback, with support for a variety of game consoles, TVs, Blu-ray players, or other devices that can directly connect to a USB drive.

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WD updates My Passport Studio drives for Macs

03/01, 9:45am

WD My Passport Studio get e-paper display

WD on Monday introduced the My Passport Studio portable drives formatted for Macs. Like the desktop-sized My Books, the 2.5-inch disks sport e-paper displays that show information even when the drive is not powered. The Studios also have a fast FireWire 800 interface, a USB 2.0 port and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

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DealNN: WD My Passport Studio, iPod nano, more

02/10, 4:20pm

DealNN: WD My Passport

Today's deals at DealNN include a variety of deals on electronics from iPods to external hard drives. Most notable today is the Western Digital My Passport Studio external hard drive. This hard drive is pre-formatted for Mac users and offers FireWire, and USB interface options. It is currently priced at $99.99, which is a price reduction of $55 off the original price of $154.99, and includes FREE shipping after mail in rebate from MacMall.

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WD reveals TV media hub with 1080p output

11/03, 9:00am

WD TV HD Media Player

Western Digital on Monday took its own turn at media hubs by introducing the HD TV Media Player. In place of using a network connection, the company is taking advantage of its skill with external storage to let users locally transfer content: users can attach up to two USB hard drives, certain portable media players or other devices (including the company's MyBook drives) and browse the contents of the drive with an on-screen menu and a bundled remote.

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