WD announces My Passport Pro portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive

WD announces My Passport Pro portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and the world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, recently introduced My Passport® Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt™-powered dual-drive solution. This truly mobile solution offers high performance and capacity for creative professionals and enthusiasts. For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver high performance for the most demanding applications in the field.  The drive is bus-powered without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.

“WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio. It also gives them the option to mirror their data, offering enhanced protection,” said Khalid Wani, Sales Director (Content Solutions), India, Middle East and Africa, WD. “My Passport Pro provides high performance, reliability and portability, the key features that are a must for a wide range of creative professionals ranging from photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects.”

“Thunderbolt™ technology makes new approaches possible for high-performance workflows,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “By combining dual storage drives on a portable, bus-powered device, the My Passport Pro from WD is a uniquely powerful storage solution with high capacity for today’s demanding users.”

Directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable — a design unique to WD — performance of My Passport Pro clocks in at speeds up to 233 MB/s. This allows super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. Another key feature of My Passport Pro is its user-selectable RAID function, which lets users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy. Superior to both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0, the Thunderbolt technology of My Passport Pro makes video manipulation quick and easy—with the ability to copy a 22 GB high-definition video file in half the time typically required by a USB 3.0 drive working in RAID 0 format.

Consisting of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in a sleek aluminum enclosure, My Passport Pro is thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go.

Pricing and Availability
My Passport Pro is available immediately through our IT channel network and comes with a two-year limited regional warranty. Pricing for the 2 TB My Passport Pro is approximately Rs. 24,000 and the 4 TB model is approximately Rs. 33,000.


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