Western Digital launches massive 6TB 2.5″ portable HDD

    Our lives are now full of digital content, a combination of content we both consume and create. Storing this content is often a challenge, with internal laptop drives, often not large enough to cater to our increasing thirst to store data, certainly not at an affordable price.

    Western Digital has created a portable hard drive that connects via USB and can help you store as much as 6TB on a single drive. Portable hard drives were typically pitched at those with mobile needs like photographers and were often used for transient data, like capturing a wedding, then getting the photos back to work or home and transferring the content off to the ‘real’ storage.

    With this much capacity, you’ll feel free to store lots of your data, across a variety of use cases and given the size, it’ll likely last you a very long time before you need to clear it off. I think about my own creation of data, with a multi-cam GoPro shoot, drone footage and footage shot on my mobile phone, all in 4K, even then we’re talking maybe 100 Gigabytes, not Terabytes.

    Western Digital’s portable HDD expansion across its WD, WD_BLACK and SanDisk Professional product lineups, helps them boast a new world highest storage capacity in a 2.5” portable HDD.

    The WD My Passport portable HDD lineWD_BLACK P10 Game Drive and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD will all now be available in 6TB capacities.

    “Expanding our portfolio with the world’s first 2.5” 6TB portable hard drive is an incredible technological achievement, and it enables us to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, Offering up to 6TB in such a small form factor and accessible price point gives everyone—from students, gamers, professional videographers, and more—greater flexibility to create and keep even more of their essential content in one portable drive.”

    Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital.

    The new, record-breaking 6TB capacity point is now available across Western Digital’s premier brands, offering a more robust, purpose-built solution for consumers, gamers and pros:

    Confidently back up your next journey with WD

    With up to 6TB capacities now available for the WD My Passport hard drive line, adventurers can store more and effortlessly backup their digital memories with peace of mind. The My Passport Ultra drive is a trusted, portable storage solution that is equipped with USB-C technology and a modern metal design.

    It is ready right out of the box and features a convenient, slim form factor that is easily transportable. Its password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption helps keep precious content safe and secure. The My Passport hard drives are available in a variety of different colours to suit any style.

    The 6TB* WD My Passport retails for $299.00 MSRP and the WD My Passport for Mac retails for $309.00 MSRP. All products will be available in Australia from October 2024 at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

    Enhancing your competitive edge in gaming with WD_BLACK

    The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive allows gamers to furnish their console or PC with performance-enhancing tools to keep up with the pace of today’s complex AAA titles. With the 6TB capacities now available that can store up to 150 games, the drive is built for players looking to upgrade the storage of their console or PC and enjoy gaming without having to compromise which games to delete or updates to forgo to make room for new titles.

    Get the perfect shot with SanDisk Professional

    With SanDisk Professional’s G-DRIVE ArmorATD drive, consumers get an all-terrain drive with shock, IP54 rain and dust, and crush resistance to help protect valuable footage from out in the wild to back in the studio. The 6TB SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD provides a trusted and portable way to back up photos, video footage and files wherever adventure leads.

    Availability of the 6TB SSD will be confirmed at a later time.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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