Western Digital today introduced its first portable SSD, the My Passport SSD.
The new palm-sized SSD claims read/write speeds that rival those of internal SATA-attached SSDs — up to 515MBps. The new drive uses a USB Type-C (reversible) connector and the USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) standard; it also comes with an adapter to use with the more traditional USB Type-A ports found on many computers.
The drive is 0.39-in x 3.5-in x 1.8-in in size and comes with a three-year limited warranty. It has a suggested retail price of $399.99 for the 1TB model, $199.99 for the 512GB model and $99.99 for the 256GB drive.