Published on February 2nd, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Affordable back-to-school tech essentials from Western Digital

The back-to-school season is well underway which means Aussie parents are looking for reliable tech gadgets that will ultimately make the school year easier for their kids without breaking the bank.

With technology having an ever-growing presence in the classroom, Western Digital’s high-performance portable SSDs and hard drives come in handy when needing to expand storage, protect content and back up important files.

Below is a range of WD and SanDisk must-have essentials for students of every age in case you were working on any back-to-school product roundups:

  • SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (RRP from $79): The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD lets you access your files from anywhere and at any time. The device boasts lightning-fast transfer speeds (1050MB/s2 read and 1000MB/s2 write speeds), IP65 water and dust resistance and drop protection so you can safely transfer files and edit straight from the drive.
  • WD My Passport SSD (RRP from $119): The My Passport SSD is the ultimate portable school accessory with fast read and write speeds and capacities of up to 4TB. My Passport SSD keeps your data safe with 265-bit AES hardware encryption and backup software enabling simple backup of high-capacity files to your drive.
  • SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe (RRP from $15): For students always on the go, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe lets you easily move files across your USB Type-C and Type-A devices.
  • WD My Passport HDD (RRP from $106): Make sure all of your files never get lost with the My Passport hard drive. Featuring a sleek and durable design, the My Passport hard drive is portable and keeps your digital life’s contents secure with backup software that can be set to run automatically to your schedule.
  • NEW Western Digital’s iPhone 15-compatible drives: Western Digital has extended storage and backup solutions for any device from the iPhone 15 lineup with their compatible USB-C drives including SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive GoSanDisk Ultra Flash DriveSanDisk Phone Drive and more.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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