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



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

Responding to the burgeoning demand for expansive digital storage solutions, Western Digital has introduced a groundbreaking expansion to its product range.

Today, the tech giant unveiled a series of high-capacity portable HDDs across its WD, WD_BLACK, and SanDisk Professional lines, boasting the world’s most capacious 2.5” portable HDD.

Based on the latest announcement, the WD My Passport portable HDD series, WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD will now feature staggering 6TB capacities.

“This introduction marks a significant technological milestone for us,” remarked Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital.

“By pioneering the world’s first 2.5” 6TB portable hard drive, we continue to redefine the boundaries of possibility. Offering up to 6TB within such a compact form factor and accessible price range empowers users across diverse domains, from students and gamers to professional videographers, enabling them to preserve and access even more essential content within a single portable drive,” he added.

The groundbreaking 6TB capacity milestone is now accessible across Western Digital’s premier brands, catering to the needs of consumers, gamers, and professionals alike.

According to a study by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, California titled “Data Loss and Hard Drive Failure: Understanding the Causes and Costs” it is estimated that on average a single data loss incident from hard drive failure will cost an organization $2,900, the majority of which is measured as lost productivity. This underscores the need for durable storage devices thus giving rise to increasing spend on research.

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

With the availability of up to 6TB capacities in the WD My Passport hard drive series, adventurers can securely store and effortlessly backup their digital memories. The My Passport Ultra drive, featuring USB-C™ technology and a sleek metal design, stands as a trusted portable storage solution. Equipped with password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption, it ensures the safety and security of valuable content. Available in various colors to match individual styles, the My Passport hard drives offer unparalleled versatility.

Designed to enhance gaming experiences, the WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive enables gamers to equip their consoles or PCs with performance-boosting tools. With the newly introduced 6TB* capacities, capable of storing up to 150 games1, the drive caters to players seeking to expand their storage without compromising on gaming choices.

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

SanDisk Professional’s G-DRIVE ArmorATD drive offers consumers an all-terrain solution with shock, rain, dust, and crush resistance2, safeguarding valuable footage from the wild to the studio. The 6TB SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD provides a trusted and portable means to back up photos, videos, and files, regardless of the adventure’s location.

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

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