Western Digital Announced 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive

Western Digital is shipping its first 2TB portable external storage in Singapore. It features USB3.0 connectivity with USB2.0 compatibility. The new My Passport drives are distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd, Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and SiS Technology Pte Ltd. They are available at selected retailers and resellers. MSRP is S$319 for the new 2 TB edition.

WD® SHIPS FIRST 2 TB PORTABLE HARD DRIVE

WITH NEXT-GEN MY PASSPORT®

World’s Top-Selling External Storage Solution Gets Capacity Boost, Premium New Design, Improved Signature Features of Security and Automatic Backup

Singapore – 5 April 2012Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) today announced the next generation of its top-selling My Passport® line of portable hard drives, offering consumers a  fresh new enclosure design and the first-ever 2 TB capacity in a portable drive. The new My Passport drives offer WD SmartWare™ automatic backup software and WD Security™ for  password protection and hardware encryption.

With the addition of premium finishes, specially-engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints, the new My Passport portable drives feature ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; continuous, automatic backup software; and password protection with hardware encryption. The included software offers the flexibility to customize the drive to a user’s storage preferences: installing all features, just the components needed, or using the drive without the software. The new 2 TB model offers massive capacity in an amazing pocket-sized enclosure, affording plenty of secure storage for all of one’s photos, video, music and other important files.

Given the small form factor and easy portability of My Passport drives, the built-in security features of password protection and hardware encryption help protect files from unauthorized use, making the drives safe data repositories for data while offering peace of mind to busy consumers on the go.

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“More than money, jewelry and other valuables, the item most missed if ever lost or stolen is ones computer – and everything on it – so our goal in launching the next-generation of the popular My Passport drives is to encourage more consumers to protect their data before something happens,” said Craig Davis, Director, Sales & Marketing, Branded Product Group, Western Digital Asia Pacific Region. “The new My Passport makes backing up and preserving one’s digital life easier, reliable and more secure than ever – it’s the perfect blend of monstrous capacity, reliability and user-friendly technology in a sleek form factor.”

Pricing and Availability
My Passport 2 TB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty. The new My Passport drives are distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd, Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and SiS Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore and are available at selected retailers and resellers. MSRP is S$319 for the new 2 TB edition.

About WD
WD, a storage industry pioneer and long-time leader, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users’ data accessible and secure from loss. Its storage technologies serve a wide range of host applications including client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own storage systems. Its home entertainment products enable rich engagement with stored digital content.

WD was founded in 1970. The company’s products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital®, WD® and HGST™ brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company’s website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

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Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and My Passport are registered trademarks; WD SmartWare and WD Security are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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