Which WD Product to Pick to Make the Most of Your New Computer

There are only a few companies with the lineage and longevity of Western Digital. In fact, I’m not sure I can remember a time when I didn’t have a WD® drive or some sort of product by them on my desk, in my pocket or connected to my computer full of my personal files. And I bet you didn’t realize that their My Book™ product line was released as far back as 2006. With their remarkable history and presence in the market, WD has been an unparalleled companion to our digital lifestyles. Obviously hard drive technologies and capacities have improved and increased year after year, so let’s have an up-to-date closer look at four of their current offerings to save, organize and back up all of your favorite and valuable digital content.  

My Book desktop drive

The My Book from WD is a compact, powerful desktop drive designed to store massive amounts of photos, videos, music, and documents. These days anyone working full-time on a computer generate masses of digital content. WD’s My Book desktop hard drive has a colossal amount of storage capacity ranging from 44TB to 18TB1 which should be enough for even the busiest pack rat. This device is ready to use out of the box with your Mac or PC and comes with software2 to help back up your data. To help keep your content private and safe, just set your own personalized password using Western Digital’s downloadable software2 to take advantage of the built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. WD’s My Book is a drive for all seasons and won’t let you down. Buy Here

My Passport portable hard drive

 The My Passport™ hard drive from WD is a trusted, portable storage device in a small 107mm x 75mm x 11mm, stylish form factor. Designed to travel with your laptop and available in a range of colors, this device is the perfect companion to your Mac or PC3. Backup and device management software2 is included along with built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection. With SuperSpeed USB (5Gbps) and up to 5 TB1 storage capacity, you’ll find WD’s My Passport drive is the digital companion you’ll want to have with you all day.  Buy Here 

WD Drive for Chromebook

Traditionally, Chromebooks have been restricted in storage options compared to Windows® and Mac laptops preferring to use Google’s cloud storage options. But what happens if you want to back up your stuff locally or offline while traveling or remote in general? This is where the WD DriveTM for Chromebook3 comes in. This slim “Works With Chromebook” certified storage solution, is available in 2TB1. Ready to go out of the box, you’ll be able to quickly access and transfer your files with a USB 3.0 Type-A connector (compatible with USB 2.0) making your Chromebook even more useful and storage capable. Buy Here 

My Passport SSD

If you’re still using a standard spinning hard drive, you’re going to find this device a shock to the system! The My Passport SSD packs up to a 4TB1 of NVMe™ storage in a small 100mm x 55mm x 9mm stylish metal case. This blazing fast drive with read speeds up to 1050 MB/s4, comes with a speedy USB-C™ cable and a USB-A adapter which lets you use the drive with legacy systems too. Ready to go with your Mac or PC, the My Passport SSD ships with simple backup software2 coupled with the same password enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption to help keep your data safe and sound. On that subject, the drive is shock and vibration resistant and drop resistant up to 6.5ft (1.98m). The My Passport SSD looks incredible and helps you get more done quicker. This is the perfect “on the go” portable SSD drive to use for backing up your Mac with Apple’s Time Machine or Windows® backup and restore software. Buy Here 

Whether you’re using one of the WD storage drives to back up all types of massive VFX files from your desktop computer or making copies of schoolwork from your super thin Chromebook, WD has a drive to suit you. Whether you prioritize speed, capacity, portability, or design, know that all these options are built with WD reliability and come with a limited warranty5!   

This post was sponsored by Western Digital

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.
  2. Download and installation required. Terms and conditions apply. User registration may be required.
  3. This product works with devices capable of running the latest version of Chrome OS and has been certified to meet Google’s compatibility standards. Google is not responsible for the operation of this product or its compliance with safety requirements. Chromebook and the Works with Chromebook badge are trademarks of Google LLC.
    Based on read speed. 1 MB/s = one million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
  4. The term of the limited warranty depends on the country in which the Product was purchased. Visit our website at http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp for the detailed terms and conditions of our limited warranty and for a list of the specific countries in these regions.
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Born into a family of restauranteurs, Ricardo Pirroni didn't want to join the family business. His talents extended beyond the kitchen and he has spent the last 20 years honing his skills in various creative pursuits. From making things from scratch, 3d sculpting, drawing, designing graphics, art directing to brainstorming concepts. His work is not only functional, but also thought-provoking and entertaining. In addition to being a recognised authority on cake, his diverse range of talents and love of all things tech, makes him a versatile writer, capable of crafting stories that are both engaging and visually compelling.