Western Digital releases MyPassport Go SSD portable storage

Running out of digital storage while out on an extended photographic shooting session is never a good thing and Western Digital's latest MyPassport Go SSD, which was formally introduced at CES, looks like an easy solution for avoiding such situations.

The portable SSD features a rugged case that comes in blue or yellow. Rubber bumpers allow for a 2m / 6.5ft drop resistance and Western Digital claims read speeds of up to 400MB/s which according to the manufacturer makes the MyPassport Go SSD 2.5x faster than conventional drives.

An integrated USB 3.0 cable is on board for easy connection to your PC computer or Mac. The drive comes with an automatic backup software for Windows and is also compatible with Apple's Time Machine. The new My Passport Go is available now and will set you back $90 for the 500GB variant. The 1TB version is $170.