Published on November 19th, 2019 | by Adrian Gunning

Western Digital Delivers its Slimmest 5TB Portable Hard Drive

At IFA 2019, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) introduced the refreshed WD®-brand My Passport™ and My Passport for Mac drives. The award-winning My Passport line now features the slimmest 5TB portable hard drive in the WD brand portfolio at just 0.75 in (19.15mm) thick. The stylish design fits in the palm of a hand, yet has space to store, organise and share a tremendous amount of photos, videos, music and documents.

“For years, consumers have trusted the My Passport drive to store their content from meaningful home videos to important documents, wherever their journey takes them,” says David Ellis, vice president of content solutions, Western Digital. “People want more storage in a smaller package and designs that complement their personal styles and the latest devices. Our goal is to offer best-in-class solutions that keep users’ digital lives backed up and preserved so they can enjoy their precious memories for years to come.”

The stylish new drives feature a fresh look and are available in capacities up to 5TB*. The My Passport drive comes in new colours including Black, Blue and Red and Midnight Blue for the My Passport for Mac drive. The My Passport drive is formatted for Windows® 10 and features a USB 3.0 connector that is compatible with USB 2.0. The My Passport for Mac drive is formatted for macOS Mojave and will have a USB-C™ connector to deliver plug-and-play storage out of the box.

To help consumers protect their content, the drives feature WD Discovery™ software for WD Security™ (password protection and 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption), social media and cloud storage import (like Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive™)** and WD Drive Utilities™. All of the new drives are built with Western Digital reliability and come with a three-year limited warranty.

Pricing and Availability

The slim drives are available in Australia starting from AUD $89 for 1TB from retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and soon, Harvey Norman (December).

My Passport for Mac is now available in Australia with MSRP of AUD $129 for 2TB from retailers including JB Hi-Fi and subsequently, Officeworks.

For more information, please visit the WD website.

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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