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Offline thaiga

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WD ships first 2 TB portable hard drive
« on: March 26, 2012, 05:41:46 PM »
World's top-selling external storage solution gets capacity boost, premium new design, improved signature features of security and automatic backup

Western Digital (NYSE: WDC) today announced the next generation of its top-selling My Passport line of portable hard drives,offering consumers a fresh new enclosure design and the first-ever 2 TB capacity in a portable drive. The new My Passport drives offer WD SmartWare automatic backup software and WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption.

With the addition of premium finishes, specially-engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints, the new My Passport portable drives feature ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; continuous, automatic backup software; and password protection with hardware encryption. The included software offers the flexibility to customize the drive to a user's storage preferences: installing all features, just the components needed, or using the drive without the software.The new 2 TB model offers massive capacity in an amazing pocket-sized enclosure, affording plenty of secure storage for all of one's photos, video, music and other important files.

Given the small form factor and easy portability of My Passport drives, the built-in security features of password protection and hardware encryption help protect files from unauthorized use, making the drives safe data repositories for data while offering peace of mind to busy consumers on the go.

"More than money, jewelry and other valuables, the item most missed if ever lost or stolen is ones computer - and everything on it - so our goal in launching the next-generation of the popular My Passport drives is to encourage more consumers to protect their data before something happens," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "The new My Passport makes backing up and preserving one's digital life easier, reliable and more secure than ever - it's the perfect blend of monstrous capacity, reliability and user-friendly technology in a sleek form factor."

Pricing and Availability

My Passport 2 TB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty and are available at select retailers and distributors in Thailand. MSRP is 7,600 baht for the new 2 TB edition.
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Re: WD ships first 2 TB portable hard drive
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 06:43:15 PM »
Not only do they at WD have to lower their prices again before I get the idea of buying another HDD from them, I'm still waiting for them to return my "WD20EARS 3-Y (T) Green" which developed lots of bad sectors after less than a year in use. It's been a month since I took it to the shop (jib) for warranty repair.

I had bought some HDDs from Seagate before. Those didn't break as fast. Even came with 5 years warranty,  and on top their service is a lot faster.

Further I would rather buy a local product from Korat, unless there were good reasons for another. The reason I had for buying the WD before was their high capacity (2TB) which Seagate didn't supply through that shop at that time.

A comparable "1.5 TB SEAGATE GOFLEX USB 3.0" goes for 5,890 บาท at the moment.