WD My Passport SSD Portable Solid State Drive Review

Western Digital’s “My Passport” brand has been around for quite some time. They were one of the first that made portable drives cool and back in 2017 they released their first portable solid state drive, the My Passport SSD. This drive was a USB 3.2 gen 1 drive with speeds around 515 MB/s. This year they’ve released the new version of the drive that gives you a USB 3.2 gen 2 and speeds up to 1050 MB/s. WD has changed the look of the drive as well, which is good so you don’t get the two confused. Is this the perfect portable drive for you? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to WD for providing us with the My Passport SSD to review.


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The WD My Passport SSD comes in a small box. On the front there is a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity, which in our case is 1 TB. WD offers the My Passport SSD in 500GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB versions.

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Flipping over to the back we have a list of what is inside the box, compatibility, and information on the transfer speeds.

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Getting everything out of the box we have the WD My Passport SSD drive, a short USB-C cable with a small Type-A adapter, and a setup guide.

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