Western Digital or WD for short have today announced their newest range within the My Passport line of portable hard drives, which can be used in both PCs and Macs, the My Passport Edge,which will feature 500GBs of storage a USB 3.0 interface and a sleek and ultra-slim design, alongside various security features to help protect your content.

The My Passport Edge for Mac and PC will both include their own features for the specific operating system, for instance the Mac hard drive has been optimized for use with Apple Time Machine, and has been designed with the MacBook computers in mind, featuring an aluminum exterior.

How the Pc version of the drive, will include the WD SmartWave backup software, for continuous and automatic backups, alongside the same sleek look which has been re-engineered to provide a more premium finish.

The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for mac will be available at selected retailers and distributors from today, the PC Version of which will set you back $109.99 whereas the Mac version will cost $119.99.

Check out the press release below for more information.

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]WD® SHIPS NEW SLIM AND SLEEK FAMILY OF PORTABLE HARD DRIVESMy Passport Edge™ Family Offers Super-Fast USB 3.0, Auto Backup, Password Protection and Hardware Encryption in Ultra-Compact Design

IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 6, 2012 – WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), today introduced its newest version of My Passport® line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge™. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac® feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive’s content from unauthorized access.

The My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drive complements popular MacBook® computers and MacBook Air® computer designs with an all-aluminum exterior to protect the drive and its contents from everyday bumps. The My Passport Edge for Mac is also compatible with Apple Time Machine® for added peace-of-mind and seamless operation out of the box with one’s Mac computer.

The My Passport Edge (PC-version) portable hard drive incorporates WD SmartWare™ continuous and automatic backup software to create a copy of users’ computers’ content to ensure personal digital files are backed-up and protected in the event of computer loss or theft. For a sleek look, the My Passport Edge was also re-engineered with a new design for a premium finish.

“WD’s new My Passport Edge portable drives for Mac and PC offer mobile users a safe, compact, attractive way to conveniently work or play anywhere life or business may take them,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. We know that people who bring personal and business content along with them on their travels are concerned with portability and with maintaining privacy while also protecting their data. We design all My Passport products with a small footprint and with security and protection in mind.”

Pricing and Availability
My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac 500 GB portable hard drives come with a 3-year limited warranty and are available on the WD store at www.wdstore.com and at select retailers and distributors. MSRP (USD) of the My Passport Edge is $109.99 and $119.99 for the My Passport Edge for Mac portable hard drives. For more information regarding the My Passport Edge portable hard drives please visit the WD website at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=850 and http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=880 for the My Passport Edge for Mac.

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