The recently launched WD My Passport Studio portable drive now comes in a Mac variant, supporting up to 2TB of storage. Dedicated to Apple’s PC OS, users will be able to securely transfer files as well as data and even back up content with ease.
Retaining its classic all-metal design to match the aesthetics of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the HDD series is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine backup utility. This should allow Mac users to conveniently store and transfer their content over the USB 2.0 interface. Furthermore, the company has also equipped it with 2 FireWire 800 ports for added flexibility and better performance.
“The My Passport Studio is a perfect companion for the MacBook Pro and for creative professionals on the go,” explains Jody Bradshaw, senior director and general manager of WD’s consumer storage products group. “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.”
In addition to the scratch-resistant metal casing, each drive is said to feature hardware-based encryption and a password protection software. In terms of dimensions, it measures 1 x 5 x 3.3 inches and weighs around 0.80 pounds. This new generation HDD is capable of hoarding a maximum of around 400,000 images, 240 hours of video or approximately 500,000 songs.
The 2TB WD My Passport Studio for Mac price tag reads as $299.99. Where availability is concerned, potential users can purchase the portable drive through the company’s online store or from select retail outlets and distributors.