Western Digital today announced new USB 3.0 portable hard drives which have built-in WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration, hardware encryption and password protection to safeguard against unauthorized drive access. The new My Passport Ultra line provide a slim, compact design and four color choices in 500 GB, 1 TB and new 2 TB capacities.
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you chose when and where you back up your files.
- Choose scheduled backup to back up files on the schedule that works best for you.
- Choose file or folder backup if that is your preference.
- Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud.
“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.”
Pricing and Availability
The My Passport Ultra portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and are available in four colors: red, titanium, black or blue.
- WD My Passport Ultra 500 GB $99.99
- WD My Passport Ultra 1 TB $129.99
- WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB (available Q3 2013)
A protective pouch is included with the My Passport Ultra for portable protection while traveling.