by Lyle Smith

WD My Passport Ultra and My Passport For Mac Now Available

WD has announced a new, redesigned 7th generation My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives available in capacities up to 3TB and in four colors; Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. In addition, WD has introduced WD Grip Pack, a new optional soft band accessory, which encircles the drive to provide consumers with an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives.

My Passport Ultra portable drives are available in capacities of 3TB, 2TB, 1TB and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption (with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity) for a high-level security to protect user content with a password known only to them. Its USB 3.0 compatibility allows for data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second as well as backward compatible with USB 2.0. The My Passport for Mac portable drives come in 3TB, 2TB, and 1TB capacities and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity. All models come with the company’s built-in and easy-to-use WD Backup software, which helps to ease frustration when setting up a backup plan to preserve data.

The WD Grip Pack accessory for My Passport Ultra is designed to personalize the device with five different colors: smoke, slate, grape, sky and fuchsia. The WD Grip Pack also comes with a color-matched 18” flat USB 3.0 cable.

Pricing and Availability

My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives are now available on the WD store and at select retailers ranging from $79.99 up to $199.99 (the 3TB capacity will be available next month). Both the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

Update: Our review for the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac

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