WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition Review

WD, a well known and reputable company, specialising in storage solutions, recently launched a new My Passport portable drive design and a limited anniversary edition to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of its My Passport family. Let me share with you more (from the media press release) on this beautifully and sleek WD My Passport 10th Anniversary edition portable storage solution –

WD introduced a sleek new design for the world’s most popular external hard drive lines. More than 60 million My Passport drives have been sold in the past 10 years, providing approximately 42,000 petabytes of content protection for consumers worldwide. The My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive and My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition drive represent a decade of refinement for WD’s enduring portable drive line. They feature elegant metal exteriors, up to 2 TB capacities in smaller enclosures, content protection, including backup, and cloud integration for anywhere access to personal content.

The My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition and Anniversary Edition drives incorporate a unique and innovative radial-spin-design aluminum enclosure, which provides attractive styling and extra protection against the everyday knocks experienced in the hands of today’s mobile consumer. In addition, the drive offers users hardware encryption and password protection to prevent unauthorized use of the drive in the event of loss or theft. For additional content protection and remote sharing, the My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive includes WD SmartWare Pro software with Dropbox integration, allowing users to back up content from their computer to the drive and from the drive to the cloud, and retrieve content from their Dropbox account to the My Passport drive. These features make the My Passport drive an ideal choice for backing up, protecting, storing and enjoying digital content on the go.

“Ten years is a milestone by any consumer technology standard, and having the opportunity to consistently reinvent a product line like My Passport to suit the changing needs of consumers and creative professionals is something we are especially proud of,” said Tony Tate, vice president and general manager of WD’s Content Solutions unit. “We thank all of our customers for their ongoing feedback over the years, which have helped make My Passport the most popular external hard drives ever.”

Pricing and Availability

My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition drive is available from the WD store at www.wdstore.com.sg and at select retailers and distributors. My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition drive is available exclusively from Challenger Stores in Singapore. My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition and My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition 1 TB drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of S$149.00 and 2 TB version has a MSRP of S$239.00.  Both drives will offer a regional 3-year limited warranty.

Review

I was given the opportunity to review the WD My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition, when I first got hold of the WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition, I was impressed with its sleek and beautiful design. Here are some of the pros and cons/views of the WD My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition

  • Stylish, smooth, sleek and polished aluminum HDD casing
  • USB 3.0
  • Security Backup
  • Easy to setup and use for Windows OS
  • Mac OS users have to reformat and can use on both Mac and Windows OS

The WD My Passport Ultra is lightweight and beautiful at an affordable price, it’s definitely worth considering to get it for your own work or leisure usage!

* I would like to thank WD and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the WD My Passport My Ultra – Metal Edition *

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