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Western Digital Unveils World’s Highest Capacity 2.5″ Portable HDDs

Portable storage isn’t particularly exciting, or at least, it rarely is. However, having mass storage you can travel with, move around the office, or simply chuck in a drawer between backups, can be extremely important to our daily lives. While NVMe storage is light and compact, larger capacities can be prohibitively expensive, and when you’re simply backing up documents, photos, movies or whatever, having a very expensive and super-fast SSD isn’t really what’s required for everyone.

The new WD_BLACK and SanDisk Professional product lineup looks like the perfect solution, with these drives using compact 2.5″ HDD technology, they’re extremely compact and portable, but amazingly, these little drives can now sport up to 6TB capacities. Both the WD My Passport portable HDD line, WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD will all now be available in 6 TB capacities.

What Western Digital Had to Say

“Expanding our portfolio with the world’s first 2.5″ 6 TB portable hard drive is an incredible technological achievement, and it enables us to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital. “Offering up to 6 TB in such a small form factor and accessible price point gives everyone – from students, gamers, professional videographers, and more—greater flexibility to create and keep even more of their essential content in one portable drive.”

Confidently Back Up Your Next Journey with WD

With up to 6 TB capacities now available for the WD My Passport hard drive line, adventurers can store more and effortlessly backup their digital memories with peace of mind. The My Passport Ultra drive is a trusted, portable storage solution that is equipped with USB-C technology and a modern metal design. It is ready right out of the box and features a convenient, slim form factor that is easily transportable. Its password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption helps keep precious content safe and secure. The My Passport hard drives are available in a variety of different colours to suit any style.

The 6 TB WD My Passport Ultra and 6 TB WD My Passport Ultra for Mac both retail for $199.99 MSRP. The 6 TB WD My Passport and WD My Passport for Mac both retail for $179.99 MSRP. The 6 TB WD My Passport, which Works with USB-C retails for $184.99 MSRP. All products are available now at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

Enhancing Your Competitive Edge in Gaming with WD_BLACK

The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive allows gamers to furnish their console or PC with performance-enhancing tools to keep up with the pace of today’s complex AAA titles. With the 6 TB capacities now available that can store up to 150 games, the drive is built for players looking to upgrade the storage of their console or PC and enjoy gaming without having to compromise which games to delete or updates to forgo to make room for new titles.

The 6 TB WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive retails for $184.99 MSRP. The drive is available now at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

Get the Perfect Shot with SanDisk Professional

With SanDisk Professional’s G-DRIVE ArmorATD drive, consumers get an all-terrain drive with shock, IP54 rain and dust, and crush resistance to help protect valuable footage from out in the wild to back in the studio. The 6 TB SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD provides a trusted and portable way to back up photos, video footage and files wherever adventure leads.

The 6 TB SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD retails for $229.99 MSRP. The drive will be available by the end of this month at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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