Whether you are a photographer, videographer, musician or anyone else with whopping digital storage requirements, you could learn to love this slimmest drive yet from Western Digital. The My Passport Slim is the same thickness as your Ultrabook, but packs a humongous 1or 2 TB of data.

ern Digital My Passport SlimMost Ultrabooks have notoriously small hard drives, so if you need storage, you need to think about portable drives. The Slim really stands out with its brushed metal exterior; small enough to fit in your pocket.

Powered by a USB 3.0 port (compatible with USB 2.0), your data can really fly onto or off this drive.

The unit is packed with extras as well:

  • WD Smartware Pro is automatic backup software
  • Password protection is available with hardware encryption just in case your unit is lost
  • The backup software can send your files to your Dropbox account as well as this drive
  • The drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

For a portable drive, this is maybe the nicest I’ve worked with.  It has a smooth yet rugged feel to it, but still so light in weight, it’s no problem to add to any bag.

Don’t wait till you’ve lost all your pictures from Europe before you start doing the right thing and backing up your shots daily. Now, with a compact drive like the WD My Passport Slim, there’s no reason to not have one or two of them with you at all times.

Keep them separate from your laptop and spread your drives around in different pieces of luggage for maximum safety. You won’t know how lucky you are until the first one comes up missing.

Check out the Slim and all the other portable drive solutions from Western Digital at their website http://WDC.com.

Specs:

Size              4.33” x 0.48”x3.14”

Weight         1TB = .3#    2TB = .46#

USB 3.0       up to 5 Gb/s (max)

USB 2.0       up to 480 Mb/s (max)

For more information and full specs.

Model numbers:

1 TB             WDBGMT0010BAL

2 TB             WDBPDZ0020BAL

Recommended for Seniors.
DougBardwell.com awards their Senior Citizen’s Thumbs-Up rating for Western Digital’s My Passport Slim portable drive. Super light-weight and yet super durable, this drive is easy to carry and simple to hookup – only one USB connection required. With the automatic backup software, the whole backup process can b automated so you don’t have to worry about whether your backup was done or not.

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