Thursday, April 2nd 2015

WD My Passport X Delivers 2 TB of Storage for Xbox One and PC Gamers

WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the My Passport X portable hard drive for gamers. When connected to Xbox One or a PC, the sleek 2 TB My Passport X drive provides much-needed storage capacity for gamers to store up to 50 extra game titles, eliminating the need to delete previously purchased games from their Xbox One or PC hard drives and removing those "storage full" warning messages while allowing players to get back to their games. In addition to added storage, gamers can use My Passport X to take saved games to use on friends' systems2 without having to download.

"Game file sizes are expanding to 36 GB per game and upwards, and are projected to continue growing," said Tony Tate, vice president and general manager of WD's Content Solutions unit. "Console gamers are able to store on average only 10 games on the 365 GB out of 500 GB that is available on the onboard hard drive. The My Passport X portable drive delivers a fast and easy way to expand capacity and enables an expanded library of games on the go."
The power of the USB 3.0 lets users access and save files on the My Passport X portable hard drive in blazing-fast speed without a separate power supply. The My Passport X portable drive's stylish and compact design is also built for durability and shock tolerance, as well as long-term reliability for peace of mind. In addition, the drive offers gamers no-sweat set-up - they just plug it in, follow the easy on-screen instructions and enjoy expanded storage for backing up, protecting and storing games and content in just minutes.

Pricing and Availability
My Passport X portable drive is available in the WD store at wdstore.com and at select retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, and distributors in the United States only. My Passport X 2 TB drive has a Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $139.99 and will offer a 1-year limited warranty.

For more information, visit the product page.
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9 Comments on WD My Passport X Delivers 2 TB of Storage for Xbox One and PC Gamers

#1
RejZoR
What makes this drive any different from the WD Elements 2TB drive that I already have for like a year?
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silapakorn
RejZoR
What makes this drive any different from the WD Elements 2TB drive that I already have for like a year?
A more flashy enclosure with the letter "X" on it, maybe?
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#3
Chaitanya
silapakorn
A more flashy enclosure with the letter "X" on it, maybe?
maybe more expensive as well due to "gaming" branding of it.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
This looks interesting. I wonder how the hdd temps are inside that thing, since it looks like heat is trapped.
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#5
nickbaldwin86
Marking department at WD got all into this product. it is a basic HDD with a big marketing sales pitch, capitalize "X" and "Gaming" big sales words to grab attention to oblivious users with deep pockets
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
The other thing I noticed is they didn't say it could be used as additional storage for a PS4. Since I don't have one, maybe an owner could tell me if attached storage is able to be installed on PS4? If it is, why would they not say it could be used with PS4?
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NeoCrisis
rtwjunkie
This looks interesting. I wonder how the hdd temps are inside that thing, since it looks like heat is trapped.
No different than a standard Western Digital My Passport Ultra
rtwjunkie
The other thing I noticed is they didn't say it could be used as additional storage for a PS4. Since I don't have one, maybe an owner could tell me if attached storage is able to be installed on PS4? If it is, why would they not say it could be used with PS4?
You can use it on a PS4 but you can also upgrade the internal storage on the PS4 without voiding the warranty. Sony designed it that way but you can't do such a thing to the XBone.
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#8
Lionheart
I wanna crack it open to see what HDD they're using :wtf:
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#9
NeoCrisis
So checking WD site the regular Passport Ultras have a 3yr warranty. avg price of $99.99 USD for 2tb
While the Passport X has only a 1yr warranty. looks like a pre order prices of $99.99 but a MSRP of $149.99
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