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Get up to $160 off portable storage drives from Western Digital.
Get up to $160 off portable storage drives from Western Digital.

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Let’s face it!: Laptops never have enough storage.

So it’s always a good idea to get a portable storage drive to bring large video and photo files with you wherever you go, especially if you’re a professional. Luckily, the WD 2TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage from Western Digital is on sale for just $539.99, which is 23% off its retail price of $699.99.

The SSD (solid-state drive) portable and compact storage drive is lightweight at only 1.44 ounces, while it’s also blazing fast. It handles quick video and photo file transfers with ease, as if it were part of your computer. The shock-resistant drive is compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0, and USB-A ports, while it’s next generation-ready with USB 3.1 and USB Type-C for future-proofing. 

Although it’s password-protected, as well as hardware and software encrypted, you don’t need to install complicated or tedious software to get it up and running. Just plug the portable drive into your computer and you’re already set to store and transfer your favorite files at will. 

However, if you want the added protection of your precious data, the storage drive — which is highly durable and sleek — comes with Western Digital’s discovery software for WD Backup, WD Security, Social Media and Cloud Storage import, and WD Drive Utilities for your own peace of mind.

Amazon customer Andrea Polk writes:

“The drive is very small and lightweight. It’s in a shock-resistant case that probably would be OK if dropped a few times from 3-4 (feet), but I’d not expect it to be abuse-worthy. It does get warm on the silver part of the drive case, but not hot to the touch. It is powered by its connection to your PC or Mac – there’s no external power source needed to power the drive…

I’m very pleased with this drive. It’s compact size, speed and the ease with which I was able to upgrade and bring new life to an aging Mac have me singing this drive’s praises and looking to buy another one. Highly recommend this drive for anyone who wants a speedy connection or a way to boost the performance of their Mac Mini.”

The WD 2TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage is now on sale for $539.99, a savings of $160 off its retail price. Western Digital has a 1TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage, which is also on sale for $269.99 — a $70 savings.

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