Here we review the WD My Passport SSD external drive.
Save, access and protect the content that matters to you with My Passport™ SSD, giving you read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s with NVMe™ technology.
Stylishly designed in a range of colors, enclosed in a compact sleek metal design. The My Passport SSD is engineered from the ground up to be a quality drive, inside and out, to deliver reliable performance. It’s a trusted drive built with WD reliability.
What’s in the box?
The box contains the SSD, a USB-C cable (and USB-A adaptor) and instructions.
Using the My Passport SSD
You can just use the My Passport SSD as a normal external hard drive – plug it in and just use it. Or you can install the WD Discovery software that is included on the drive (both Mac and Windows versions are included).
Once installed (and possibly updated) there are two areas in the app. Storage and Apps. The storage area allows you to import your data from either your cloud storage or social media accounts. It also gives you access to your My Cloud Home account (if you have one).
The Apps section includes apps that you can use with the drive, including Acronis for backup and WD Security for features including encryption.
Disk Speed Test
Using the Disk Speed Test app from Blackmagicdesign gave the following results when connected via USB-C to a MacBook Pro.
You can never have enough storage, and you can never have enough portable storage. This is where the WD My Passport SSD comes in – its small, lightweight and fast!
It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can easily slip into a pocket which you even knowing it’s there!
It’s comes with a USB-C cable but it also comes with an USB-A adaptor for connecting to devices that don’t have USB-C.
Speed wise the drive is very fast, so you won’t be disappointed!
The apps included if you install the additional software give you various benefits from easy backup to encryption – take a look and install whatever you need, it’s all very simple and quick to do.
If you want a small fast drive to carry around with you, then look no further than the WD My Passport SSD.
The WD My Passport SSD is available now and comes in either 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or 4TB. There are also a variety of colours including Red, Gray, Gold, Silver and Blue. The drive reviewed here is the 1TB version and retails for around £116.99.