WD’s new My Passport Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive portable storage solution, provides photographers and movie makers with high performance and capacity on location.


The new My Passport Pro dual-drive device, shown in use on location. (Source: Western Digital.)

Consisting of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in an aluminium enclosure, My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities. Directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable, the My Passport Pro is capable of speeds up to 233 MB/s, providing fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. The selectable RAID function lets users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy, depending on their needs. Superior to both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0, the integrated Thunderbolt technology of My Passport Pro makes video manipulation quick and easy””with the ability to copy a 22 GB high-definition video file in half the time typically required by a USB 3.0 drive working in RAID 0 format. All My Passport Pro drives are thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go.   They come with a  three year limited warranty
RRPs for the new drives are as follows:

Model Number





2 TB

AU $ 499.99

NZ $ 549.99


4 TB

AU $ 649.99

NZ $ 749.99

More information can be found on the company’s website at www.wd.com.