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WD My Passport Edge External Drive: Review & Specs

The new WD My Passport Edge is a compact external drive, lightweight, specially designed for users who need to transport a large amount of data with some frequency. The American company completes a great hardware with applications to take full advantage.

WD My Passport Edge

Technical Specs of WD My Passport Edge:

• Manufacturer: Western Digital
• Model: WD My Passport Edge
• Capacity: 500 Gbytes
• 3.0/USB USB 2.0
• Hard Drive 2.5″, 5400 RPM
• Includes WD SmartWare
• Price: 99 euros.

Western Digital presents the product in a compact package that includes, in addition to the hard drive, a short manual the USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0 ports). The chassis of WD My Passport Edge is made of high quality plastic, with reinforced corners and rubber feet to prevent slipping, and the result is a robust and lightweight, designed to take you anywhere and takes up very little space.

The WD My Passport Edge offers a capacity of 500 GB, enough to store 100,000 photos, 125,000 songs or 60 hours of video. This hard drive includes WD SmartWare, a powerful solution for backup easily and intuitively. Best of the application is that it can operate completely automatically, performing backups transparently to the user and a content resource consumption.

This hard drive WD My Passport Edge includes WD SmartWare, a powerful solution for backup easily and intuitively. Best of the application is that it can operate completely automatically, performing backups transparently to the user and a content resource consumption.

The WD My Passport Edge surpassed speed of transfers with HD Tune got an average of 111.3 MB / s in reading and 109.2 MB / s in writing on a single file of 4.7 Gbytes. Testing with a 5 GB folder full of files of different sizes in speed is 60.2 MB / s for reading and 43.7 in writing very reasonable, values demonstrating working on random performance.

WD My Passport Edge
Conclusion

Western Digital maintains intact the strategy that has become a leading brand of storage solutions external: class hardware, great build quality and software that really adds value to the product. The WD My Passport Edge has convinced us fully for performance, quality and price.

The new WD My Passport Edge has a suggested retail price of 99 euros and is available at all authorized dealers and in the webshop of Western Digital.