WD My Passport SSD is a portable SSD from Western Digital that was released back in August 2020 as part of the My Passport series.
It is available in four capacities, 500GB (S$189), 1TB (S$329), 2TB (S$599), and 4TB (S$1,099).
For 500GB to 2TB, it is available in five colors, Grey, Blue, Red, Silver, and Gold. In comparison, the largest 4TB is only available in Grey.
WD My Passport SSD has a minimal footprint, measuring 10 x 5.5 x 0.9 cm and weighing only 46g.
All models come with 5 years warranty.
Feature-wise, it supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), 256-bit AES hardware encryption, compatible with Apple’s time machine, and comes with backup software.
I have with me the WD My Passport SSD 1TB in gold.
It comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter that, if you do not keep properly, you will probably lose it.
WD My Passport SSD has a two-tone design with rounded corners. The top cover is a shiny anodized aluminum, while the bottom cover is matte plastic.
The rounded corners give you a more portable feel, while the anodized aluminum adds a premium feel to it.
Despite the light and small footprint, WD My Passport SSD is designed to be drop-resistant of up to 1.98m.
Inside, the enclosure contains the NVMe SSD.
The enclosure is fully plastic, and there is only one port which is the USB-C port.
On paper, WD My Passport SSD can deliver up to read speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s.
Based on my benchmark, I manage to get slightly lesser than the advertised speed, but it is still acceptable since it is within the 90% range. My read speed averages about 939 MB/s, and my write speed averages 908 MB/s.
I have been quite a fan of WD Passport and have different WD My Passport over the years, the WD My Passport SSD is a good addition to my collection.
Times have changed, the storage capacity of SSD is increasing, but sadly the price of SSD is not falling fast enough.
So if you are looking for speed and ultra-portability at the expense of capacity, SSD is the way to go. However, if capacity is more important to you than portability and speed, perhaps you should get the normal WD My Passport, which max out at 5TB for S$229.