WD announced a new external storage in addition to their My Passport lineup – the WD My Passport X. The new My Passport X is designed for gamers providing 2TB of additional external storage for their XBox One or PC. According to the company, the said new external storage drive is “built around high-quality WD Drive and is performance-tweaked to meet the desires of serious gamers”. Although it wasn’t clear what type of storage drives the company used in the My Passport X, or what the actual read/write speed is, I’m guessing that it will have a faster read/write speed than the usual My Passport drives. We will soon find out once official reviews and comparison are out. It also features a stylish and compact design that distinguishes itself from the other My Passport drives. Check out more details from the official press release below.
WD My Passport X External Drive for Gamers
WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the My Passport X portable hard drive for gamers. When connected to Xbox One or a PC, the sleek 2 TB My Passport X drive provides much-needed storage capacity for gamers to store up to 50 extra game titles, eliminating the need to delete previously purchased games from their Xbox One or PC hard drives and removing those “storage full” warning messages while allowing players to get back to their games. In addition to added storage, gamers can use My Passport X to take saved games to use on friends’ systems2 without having to download.
According to Tony Tate, vice president and general manager of WD’s Content Solutions unit: “Game file sizes are expanding to 36 GB per game and upwards, and are projected to continue growing,”. “Console gamers are able to store on average only 10 games on the 365 GB out of 500 GB that is available on the onboard hard drive. The My Passport X portable drive delivers a fast and easy way to expand capacity and enables an expanded library of games on the go.”
The power of the USB 3.0 lets users access and save files on the My Passport X portable hard drive in blazing-fast speed without a separate power supply. The My Passport X portable drive’s stylish and compact design is also built for durability and shock tolerance, as well as long-term reliability for peace of mind. In addition, the drive offers gamers no-sweat set-up – they just plug it in, follow the easy on-screen instructions and enjoy expanded storage for backing up, protecting and storing games and content in just minutes.
WD My Passport X Specifications
Model Number: WDBCRM0020BBK
Read/Write Speed: TBC
Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0)
Operating System: Xbox One/Windows/Mac
Pricing and Availability
The WD My Passport X portable drive is available in the WD store at wdstore.com and at select retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, and distributors in the United States only. My Passport X 2 TB drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $139.99 and will offer a 1-year limited warranty.