Western Digital has rolled out its latest My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE and My Book Essential external hard drives in India. These new solutions boast of USB 3.0 connectivity and can be snapped up in different capacities.


  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates when compared to USB 2.0
  • WD SmartWare software for automatic, continuous backup
  • Password protection for privacy
  • Planet-friendly packaging from recycled materials which can, in turn, also be recycled

My Passport Essential – Portable Hard Drives

The My Passport Essential 500GB drive is an ideal travel buddy and comes in attractive shades of midnight blue, cool silver, real red, pacific blue and arctic white. On the other hand, the My Passport Essential SE drives can be picked up in 750GB and 1TB capacities as well as eye-catchy hues such as black, silver, metallic blue and metallic red.

My Book Essential – External Hard Drives

The My Book Essential external hard drive is available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities. Featuring WD SmartWare visual backup software, these units are fully compatible with USB 2.0 connections. Users can enjoy transfers speeds of around 5GB/s when these drives are connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

The My Book Essential external hard drives are crafted with sleek attributes. These drives are compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Equipped with WD SmartWave visual backup software, these units can be snapped up in capacities ranging from 1TB up to 3TB. These new entrants are formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Besides, these drives require reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard.

Pricing And Availability

My Passport Essential 500GB Rs. 4,299.
My Passport Essential SE 750GB Rs. 5,499 and 1TB drive at Rs. 6,499.
My Book Essential 1TB, 2TB and 3TB drives are priced at Rs. 4,999 , Rs. 7,499 and Rs. 10,999 respectively.
These offerings can be purchased from various retailers.

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