Western Digital launches first 2TB hard drive
Dubai, April 3, 2012
Western Digital (WD) today introduced the first 2TB capacity portable drive, My Passport Studio, dedicated for Mac users.
This new standard in high storage capacity, along with Apple Time Machine compatibility for quick and easy automatic backup of Mac hard drives, allows Mac users to use one drive for the protection and transport of virtually all their digital content, everywhere they go.
The drive maintains its elegant and protective all-metal casing to complement the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, while increasing storage capacity to 2 TB, enough space for approximately 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs, a statement from WD said.
In addition to the USB 2.0 interface, My Passport Studio’s two high performance FireWire 800 ports, makes it perfect for active and mobile creative professionals including photographers, videographers, graphic artists, and others who need the speed, capacity, and flexibility to access content anytime or anywhere.
Khwaja Saifuddin Ahmad, senior sales director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, said: “The dual FireWire ports provide blazing fast upload and transfer speeds while also allowing users to daisy chain additional drives or other peripherals such as HD camcorders.”
My Passport Studio also features hardware-based encryption and password protection software, and an all-metal design constructed for a sturdy feel in hand and scratch resistance.
“The My Passport Studio is a perfect companion for the MacBook Pro and for creative professionals on the go,” Ahmad said. “For those who create large content files such as photographers and videographers, they will now be able to carry it with them wherever they go, as well as create a backup copy of everything they produce without fear of running out of additional storage while on location.”
WD’s My Passport Studio 2TB portable hard drive is available on the WD store at www.wdstore.com and at select retailers and distributors. It is priced at $299.99. – TradeArabia News Service