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  • 28 May 2015 09:30


New My Passport Drives Now Feature Up to 3 TB Capacity and Easier Backup Software

SYDNEY, Australia – May 28, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the new, redesigned My Passport® Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB1  and in four stylish colours2 - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue.

“With more photos being taken than ever before, it’s critical to have a high capacity, reliable external storage solution that you can carry everywhere,” said Tony Tate, general manager and vice president of Content Storage Solutions at WD. “The latest generation My Passport drives deliver an easier automatic back-up experience, hardware-based encryption for security and higher capacities than ever before.”

My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption3 – delivering a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. If your My Passport Ultra falls into the wrong hands, the 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users’ files, folders, photos, videos and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity.

My Passport Ultra’s built-in WD Backup software is a simple-to-use application with focus on reducing frustration when setting up a backup plan to preserve data. Since 31% of devices have had malware at some point, having your data safely backed up onto a secondary device like a My Passport drive is critical to preserving precious data.

Pricing and Availability
Australian Distributors: Dicker Data & Synnex AU
New Zealand Distributor: Synnex NZ
Availability: My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives are available now through retailers and resellers (3 TB capacity available next month).
Warranty: Both the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac will offer a 3-year limited warranty. Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found at

My Passport Ultra  Capacity AU RRP   NZ RRP
WDBWWM5000Axx4 500 GB  $89.99 AUD $99.99 NZD
WDBGPU0010Bxx 1 TB  $109.99 AUD $129.99 NZD
WDBBKD0020Bxx 2 TB $169.99 AUD $199.99 NZD
WDBBKD0030Bxx 3 TB $299.99 AUD $319.99 NZD

My Passport for Mac Capacity  AU RRP  NZ RRP
WDBJBS0010BSL 1 TB $109.99 AUD $129.99 NZD
WDBCGL0020BSL   2 TB  $169.99 AUD  $199.99 NZD
WDBCGL0030BSL 3 TB $299.99 AUD $319.99 NZD
1 3 TB will be available next month
2 Colours only available on the My Passport Ultra
3 Password must be set in order to use encryption.
4 The last two letters decode the color of the product, BK=Classic Black, BL=Noble Blue, BY=Wild Berry, WT=Brilliant White

About WD
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.

Western Digital, WD, My Passport and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte = one billion bytes; one terabyte = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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