Cost-conscious consumers with bulk storage requirements need to rely on hard drives. On the portable front, HDD vendors have been using 2.5" drives in external bus-powered enclosures to serve the market. Seagate was the first vendor to put out a 5TB portable bus-powered drive, and Western Digital recently introduced a slew of 5TB models of their own. Similar to Seagate, Western Digital has also adopted SMR platters for their portable hard drives over the last couple of generations. Today, we take a look at features and characteristics of the WD 5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive.
Western Digital Launches New My Passport Ultra HDDs: New Enclosure, Up to 4 TB
Western Digital this week refreshed its My Passport Ultra lineup of small form-factor external HDDs. The new hard drives use a new enclosure and come with software that backs...26 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2017
Western Digital Announces My Passport SSD: Up to 1 TB, AES-256, USB-C
Western Digital has announced its first external SSDs to be sold under the WD brand. The My Passport SSDs are shock resistant, support hardware-based AES-256 encryption, use USB 3.1...8 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2017
Western Digital Expands My Passport External USB 3.0 Drives To 4 TB
Western Digital last week introduced several new members to its My Passport family of external hard drives. The new portable external HDDs can store up to 4 TB of...18 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2016