Western Digital has been in the market for over a decade now and it has been giving its users the best data technology product. In a recent event, Western Digital Corporation unveiled their latest range of data storage devices expanding their line up to 12 products.
By Sayyed Shehzer Abbas
WD My Passport
WD introduced its My Passport SSD has released a newer and a better version of its mainstream portable solid-state drive with a newer design, better internal components, and with a competitive price tag. It comes with five different variants from 1TB to 5TB of storage.
My Passport comes with a slim and sleek design. The first thing that you will notice is how light this device is as it weighs only 120g. And most probably the second thing that will hit you is the thickness of the device, at 107.2 x 107.2 x 11.15 mm. WD describes the device as bold and sleek and they have ended right on its user’s expectation. The body is made up of metal with a carinated with a carinated design.
My Passport comes with an automatic backup feature which means that it will automatically back up photos, videos, music, and documents from your system onto your My Passport drive with the included WD Backup software. Secure data has always been the priority of WD which leads to their password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption feature. AES 256 encryption is considered the world’s best encryption. AES is virtually impenetrable, and it would take billions of years to break using the current computing technology. WD has a very social friendly policy which gains the trust of its customers. While promising to stay in the market for a longer period, WD provides a 3-year limited warranty with a build of durability and long-term reliability.
The Western Digital My Passport is priced at PKR 10,000 in Pakistan.
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0
USB flash drives are going outdated. Right? This could have been true until On-The-Go (OTG) was introduced. OTGs paved a new path for the future of USB flash drives. OTG enabled its users to backup their mobile data on an external storage device. This is where the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 comes in.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 makes it easy to transfer content from your mobile to USB or USB to mobile device. The dual drive comes with a 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB variant. It has a USB 3.0 at one end and a microUSB at the other end to connect it to the phone. The device has a sleek design with retractable design that enables you to slide out one port at a time.
The drive is compatible with ‘SanDisk Memory Zone’ app (available on Google Play) that helps the user to manage device’s memory and content. The SanDisk Memory Zone app enables its users to view, access and backup data from the phone’s memory on the drive. Moreover, it automatically manages files and free up space on the phone.
The manufacturer claims to provide super-fast transfer speeds at up to 150MB/s from drive to computer and it seems to deliver the same. We’ve tested the performance of this device and all claims seems to be a reality. The performance was impressive and remarkable. And the device performed more than the expectations.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 is priced at around PKR 1200 in Pakistan according to each variant.
Western Digital’s product line includes the SanDisk mobile storage solutions portfolio, with storage devices such as the iXpand flash drive, SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive, microSD, and SD cards (SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO). The portfolio also encompasses a wide variety of SanDisk external SSD and WD internal SSDs, including the new addition to the award-winning WD Blue solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. With such a diverse portfolio, Western Digital strives to deliver a complete experience to its Pakistani customers through its efficient aftersales services.