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Western Digital My Passport Air

The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air [1] is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for S$129 and the 1TB is retailing for S$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Personally, I find it a little expensive considering the fact that a similar model from Western Digital, the Western Digital My Passport Slim [2], is only retailing for S$149 for the 1TB and S$239 for the 2TB.

In terms of performance, using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test [3], I managed to get a read and write speed of about 110MB/s which is about 10MB/s slower than it’s nearest competitor, Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive [4].

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test [5]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Front [6]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Front

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Back [7]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Back

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Open [8]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Open

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box [9]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Contents [10]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Contents

Western Digital My Passport Air - USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable [11]
Western Digital My Passport Air – USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable

Western Digital My Passport Air - Top [12]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Top

Western Digital My Passport Air - Bottom [13]
Western Digital My Passport Air – Bottom

Western Digital My Passport Air - USB 3.0 Micro-B Port [14]
Western Digital My Passport Air – USB 3.0 Micro-B Port

Western Digital My Passport Air [15]
Western Digital My Passport Air

Western Digital My Passport Air - With MacBook Pro [16]
Western Digital My Passport Air – With MacBook Pro

Western Digital My Passport Air - With MacBook Pro [17]
Western Digital My Passport Air – With MacBook Pro