How to Choose the Right Western Digital Portable Drive

When it comes to storing your files on the go, one of the best solutions is to have a portable external hard drive handy. Choosing the right drive that’s appropriate for your needs can be a daunting task. I have used many of the popular brands and out of all the brands I’ve tried, Western Digital has always been reliable and have given me the least amount of problems.

To help you make an informed decision, I will list Western Digital’s product offering in portable drives along with a summary of what each product line is best suited for.

WD Elements Portable

The first in the line up of portable Western Digital drives is the WD Elements Portable. This drive is great for backing up files on the go. It connects via USB-A 3.0 which will give you fairly fast data transfer rates.

This drive is perfect for those that need to quickly and easily backup files on the go.

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WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN. A great holiday gift for your loved ones.
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$99.99 $139.99

WD My Passport

The My Passport drive is similar to the Elements Portable drive with the difference that the My Passport comes with a suite of backup and security software. The rest of the drives in the line up are also packaged with the same suite of software. The security software encrypts your data to keep your content private and safe. The backup software will assist you in backing up your laptop or desktop files automatically or on a schedule. The drive also has another backup software solution that connects to popular social media and cloud storage services, like Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive that will import your photos, videos and docs to the My Passport drive. This drive connects via USB-A 3.0.

This drive is a great solution for those that need a drive to backup files and also need software to automate backups as well as the ability to encrypt data to ensure privacy.

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WD 4TB Black My Passport  Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0...

My Passport is the trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, there’s plenty of space to store a massive amount of photos, videos, music and documents. Perfectly paired with WD Backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep your files safe.
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$96.74 $97.45

WD My Passport Ultra

Next in the line up is the My Passport Ultra. The difference between the My Passport Ultra and the My Passport is the connection. The My Passport Ultra connects via USB-C and the My Passport connects via USB-A. You will get faster data transfer rates via USB-C and this should be your choice if your computer has a USB-C port.

This drive is great if you have big files that you need to backup quickly on the go. The USB-C connection will give you accelerated transfer rates as compared to USB-A.

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WD 4TB My Passport Ultra Silver Portable External Hard Drive, USB-C - WDBFTM0040BSL-WESN

Equipped with USB- technology, the My Passport Ultra portable drive offers an easy way to expand your storage with a modern metal design that complements your PC. It’s Windows 10-ready out of the box to seamlessly deliver plug-and-play storage, while password protection with hardware encryption helps enforce the security of your content.
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$115.05 $129.99

WD My Passport Go

The My Passport Go is equipped with a SSD hard drive whereas the Elements Portable, My Passport, and My Passport Ultra, use spinning drives. If you are in need of a rugged external drive that can take a beating, then you should consider this drive since it’s built to survive short distance drops. The connection on this drive is USB-A.

This drive is perfect for those that need to work on files on their external drive for task such as photo, video, or audio editing. It’s built tough to survive short distance falls.

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WD 1TB My Passport Go Cobalt SSD Portable External Storage - WDBY9Y0010BBT-WESN

The toughest My Passport drive yet is drop-resistant up to 2 meters and with an SSD core, is up to twice as fast as most portable hard drives.
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WD My Passport SSD

The My Passport SSD is for those that really need a high performance external drive. This drive uses an SSD drive and connects via USB-C. This drive can perform close to the performance of an internal SSD drive. If you need to edit video, audio, or photo’s off your external, this is the right solution for you.

If speed performance is critical and you plan to edit video, audio, or photo’s on your external, this is the right solution for you.

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WD 2TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage - USB 3.1 - Black-Gray...

The My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection with hardware encryption helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, the My Passport SSD is shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design.
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$279.99 $349.99

WD My Passport Wireless SSD

The My Passport Wireless SSD packs quite a bit of features that are geared towards photographers and videographers on the go. This drive features a SD card reader and a backup button so that you can simply pop in an SD card and hit the backup button to automatically backup your SD card without the need of a computer. Internally the device uses an SSD drive for really fast data transfer rates. This drive has a built in battery that can last up to 10hrs of continuous use and it can be used as a power bank to charge your phone if need be. This device has built in WiFi that allows wireless file transfers or you can stream videos such as movies or view photo’s from this device to your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. There is a USB 2.0 port that you can use to backup USB storage devices using the backup button thus eliminating the need for a computer to interface between two devices. This device can be hard wired via USB-A 3.o.

This drive is great for photographers and videographers that need a backup solution on the go.

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WD 2TB My Passport Wireless SSD External Portable Drive - WiFi USB...

The My Passport wireless SSD is an all-in-one portable drive that helps preserve photos and videos captured on your cameras and drones. The one-touch copy button lets you back up photos and videos with the built-in SD card reader or the integrated USB port without a laptop or additional software. The durable, shock-resistant SSD inside with protective bumper Outside helps keep content safe from bumps and drops (up to 1 meter), even when the drive is in use, while the all-day battery life (up to 10 hours)* lets you work and play longer. Wirelessly stream 4K videos and view photos with the My cloud mobile app, or export RAW images and edit using 3rd party apps.
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WD My Passport Wireless Pro

The My Passport Wireless Pro has all of the features of the My Passport Wireless SSD with some added features. This drive has a SD 3.0 card reader which the My Passport Wireless SSD has a SD 2.0 card reader. What this means is that you’ll get faster transfer rates from your SD card on this drive vs the latter. You can use this drive as a media server using Plex software. You can gain access, organize, edit, and share files stored on the drive through your tablet or smartphone using the My Cloud mobile app.

This drive is for photographers and videographers that need the ultimate wireless flexibility to not only backup files but also access them wireless via WiFi or over the internet. The added bonus is that this drive can be used as a media server to stream video such as movies directly to your smart tv.

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WD 4TB My Passport Wireless Pro Portable external Hard Drive - WiFi...

High-capacity, wireless mobile storage designed to accompany professional photographers and videographers in the field to easily offload, edit and stream captured photos and high-definition videos. Created to work seamlessly with mobile devices and equipped with a built-in SD card reader, My Passport wireless Pro is the all-in-one drive you need to streamline your workflow.
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