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Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday 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, slim, compact design and up to 2TB capacities.

“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.

Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB 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. In addition, the new drives come with USB 3.0 connector, which supports transfer rates up to 5Gb/s (or 625MB/s), ten times increase over 480Gb/s provided by USB 2.0, which is plenty for any hard disk drive.

“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,” said Mr. Welsh.

My Passport Ultra portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and are available from the WD store and at select retailers and distributors. My Passport Ultra 500GB has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99.99, and the My Passport Ultra 1TB is $129.99.

Tags: WD, Western Digital, My Passport, My Passport Ultra, HDD

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The connector that WD use on the drive side is not one I've seen anywhere else. I'm not the gentlest person when it comes to hardware and managed to damage this connector in a matter a months. My other external drive with standard micro-usb connector has survived my fists for over two years now.

Edit months down the line: It turns out that this crappy connector is an official USB3.0 standard called "USB 3.0 Micro B", god help us.
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