Western Digital Reveals Industry’s First 2.5″ Hard Drive with 2TB Capacity
Peter Donnell / 6 years ago
Western Digital has introduced the first 2TB hard disk drive in 2.5″ form-factor in the world. The new HDD is currently sold as My Passport portable storage device, but eventually WD may introduce this hard drive for various notebooks.
The WD My Passport 2TB external hard disk drive (WDBY8L0020BBK) is likely based on four 500GB 2.5″ platters and has 5400rpm spindle speed. The drive is probably 12.5mm in height and hence can be used only in large 15″ or even 17″ notebooks. The My Passport 2TB features USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0 interface and are compatible with both Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows.
“More than money, jewellery and other valuables, the item most missed if ever lost or stolen is one’s 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. 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, now in five colours,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.