My opening to read this article, it shows you need no education on how useful external drives are. You just want the best product with enough space; serving you seamlessly.
Truly, there are a number of cloud-based storage services like Dropbox, One drive, Google Drive etc. People are finding it a very good solution to store their data using cloud-based storage. Indeed, it is a convenient way to store your data.
But there is a limit for this amazing technology and the services which goes to show the fact that external hard drives have still a major importance in our journey.
At this juncture, let me introduce you to yet another super external hard drive from Western Digital – My Passport. Yeah, like the saying goes, ‘Every journey needs a passport’ and My Passport compliments the journey even better.
Why My Passport?
Well, here is a trusted, portable storage drive that offers a user the confidence and freedom to drive forward in life. A sort of use-on-the-go product for you.
With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, there’s space to store, organize, and share your photos, videos, music, and documents.
I got My Passport 4TB drive here; perfectly paired with WD Backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep your digital life’s contents safe.
Let’s look at this product in details:
Slim style that fits in your bad
I know you wouldn’t want a drive that will make you feel you are carrying a load moving about. This new MyPassport has been redesigned to feature a convenient, slim form factor and is available in a range of vibrant colors.
Backed up mad easy
Where are the pictures you took the last time you attended a picnic? How about some of your file? Certificates? Oh, yes, they are stocked in the drawal, but you need some of these documents on the go! Photos, videos, music, and documents – doesn’t get lost with MyPassport. The beauty of it is that the gadget comes equipped with WD Backup software; which you can configure to run automatically to your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system onto your MyPassport drive.
Good for content developers
With MyPassport, your digital life becomes even simplier. How? For instance, as a content developer, sometimes, you need to make reference to previous articles, images, photos, graphs, illustrations, links, etc., you do not have to always go back to the cloud to download. With MyPassport, you are good to go!
Interestingly, MyPassport has password protection and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password using WD Discovery.
MyPassport portable storage is ready right out of the box including all necessary cables. And with SuperSpeed USB, you can quickly start backing up everything in your life and keep driving forward.
Social friendly and secured
MyPassort comes with WD Discovery software. (You can know more about this software HERE). It lets you connect to popular social media and cloud storage services like Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Seamlessly import, organize, and share your photos, videos, and docs to the My Passport drive to backup your online social life. WD Discovery can also manage your drive through WD Drive Utilities™.
There’s no telling what’s ahead in your own journey. That’s why WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability and long-term reliability. On top of that, it comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
The plugin or USB cord is topnotch. At times, you hear people complain that when you try to ‘safely remove’ the USB of drives or an external hard drive of some OEMs from a computer, you witness glitches. MyPassport is different because WD seems to have taken into cognizance that it might slip while in use; probably you lifted your laptop not remembering that the drive is plugging in. You need not worry so much because your file won’t suffer damages. This is also why is important to save frequently while working on a document.
Also, to avoid a permanent data loss from a drive after unsafely unplugging, use the WD Recovery wizard to make an instant recovery.
Well, others may have three-year LIMITED warranty, but WD offers new MyPassport to Nigerians with two-year warranty.
Price and availability
On Amazon you are likely to get MyPassport 4TB at $109.99, which is approximately N40,000. But on Jumia Nigeria, it sells for N36,400. So, where would you place your order? The choice is yours.
There are outlets selling MyPassport, especially Western Digital Approved distributors and resellers. You can get their contact as shared in our previous review.
As clearly stated earlier and in spite of the growing popularity of cloud-based storages, the external hard drives are still very significant in our business and/or personal life journey. MyPassport offers great storage device solution to Nigerians, especially small businesses and individuals like students who can’t afford to pay for cloud solutions. Although, there are free cloud solutions to save your documents, but when the space is full, what next?