I’m loving my bad ass 2TB My Passport portable external hard drive to the point that I claimed it as the best portable hard drive for Macbook Pro users. The huge capacity is sweet, however it could have been better if Western Digital be more like Lacie with their all metal drive enclosures. I’ve read several reviews about WD products and the only gripe about them is the use of plastic, well good news! It seems like they’re doing their job and done their homework by introducing My Passport Edge.
My Passport Edge’ design and specs is similar to the recent line of portable storage, except that its much thiner and more tuned to the Macintosh community thanks to the annodized aluminium enclosure and smaller drive capacity. Yep, if you already bought the 2TB variant for the storage capacity, getting the Edge is more
for aesthetic as it’s a little puny having only 500gb capacity. It’s also pre-formatted for the Mac just so we can categorize it as “for the mac”, but PC users can easily format it to NTFS, FAT, or ExFAT and tag it
as “for the PC too!”
Priced at about $120, the Egde’s selling factor is the all metal body. It’s like an eye candy as it matches my Retina Macbook Pro, I’m almost ready to burn my wallet until I realised that it only comes in 500gb. Oh well, it’s still all about making money eh?
Finally, if you NEED a 500gb hard drive and don’t really store huge files, then go for it. Otherwise, the plastic models are still the best option. Me, I’ll just wait for the bigger ones.
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