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From: Eric L6/12/2017 4:30:41 PM
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The Redesigned Lines of My Passport and My Book Hard Drives ...

October 11, 2016 08:00 AM

IRVINE, Calif. -- Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC), today introduced modern and innovative redesigns of its My Passport®, My Passport for Mac, and My Book® hard drive lines, which have been highly recognized leading sellers for more than a decade. In partnership with fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm, the reimagined products were built with the customer in mind. Developed to help make a connection between the device and user, the new drives also include password protection and hardware encryption so customers will love their hard drive as much as they cherish the content stored on it.

As the storage landscape continues to rapidly evolve, and the bars for design and user-experience have increased, the team focused on the design and user experience to catapult My Passport and My Book to the next level,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Through the reimagined design language, we want to engage consumers in a conversation about how storage is core to their lives and how they feel more empowered by the real benefits of capturing, protecting and enjoying life’s precious memories.”

“The way we use data is changing; it’s becoming much more of a personal commodity, something we value,” says Yves Béhar, founder and Principal Designer at fuseproject. “Western Digital lies at the intersection of our physical life and the digital world, and we wanted to create a quality aesthetic that symbolizes this intersection.”

As part of the reimagined design, the My Passport drives will come in six vivid colors – Black, Yellow, Red, White, Orange and Blue – while still providing reliable portable storage that perfectly complements an on-the-go lifestyle. The My Passport for Mac drive is available in a stylish Black color. The trusted desktop storage device, My Book, combines personal style with a massive amount of storage space, up to 8 TB, so users can keep their photos, videos, music, and documents. Each storage device comes with an automatic backup solution for a seamless, user-friendly process, as well as password protection to keep your precious data safe.

The new WD® products include:

My Passport portable hard drives – trusted and loved portable storage, in a reimagined design, that fits in the palm of your hand

• New attractive design with textured bottom
• Password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption
• Automatic backup with included WD Backup™ software
• Up to 4TB capacity

My Passport for Mac drives – your MacBook® computer’s best friend

• New attractive design with textured bottom
• Password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption
• Formatted for Mac OS® X and Time Machine® ready for easy backup
• Up to 4TB capacity

My Book desktop hard drive – trusted, high capacity backup for PC and Mac®

• Password protection with hardware encryption
• Automatic backup with included WD Backup software
• Up to 8TB capacity

Pricing and Availability

My Passport and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are protected by a 2-year¹ limited warranty and are available from and at select retailers and distributors around the world. My Passport drives have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $79.99 USD and the My Passport for Mac drive has a starting MSRP of $79.99 USD.

My Book desktop hard drives are protected by a 2-year² limited warranty and are available from the WD store at and at select retailers and distributors. My Book drives have a Manufacturer’s
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $129.99 USD.

¹,² Both the new My Passport which replaces the My Passport Ultra, and the new redesigned My Book carry 3 year limited warranties not 2 year.

About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.

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WDC Product Pages ...

Portable External Storage:

Desktop External Storage:

PC MagMy Book Product Review (February 2017)

Computer Shopper 8TB My Book Product Review (March 2017)

- Eric L. -

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From: Checkit1236/13/2017 7:31:15 PM
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Value of WDC's patents? Im seeing that there is a lot of value in the patents that people own and purchase but is there value in any of WDCs to be acquired solely for this value if nothing else? For example t his patent I was researching by a Californian named Par Chadha is Bias control and method for electro-optic modulators which is defined as a electro-optical modulation system comprising an optical modulator for pulse-modulating an incoming light beam in response to a pulsed RF input signal and to a bias signal and for producing a pulse-modulated optical output which is characterized by a plurality of enveloped pulses, optical detector for producing an electrical signal which is representative of the output from the optical modulator, average detecting device for producing pulse envelope signals which are representative of the envelopes of the pulses, and a bias control circuit, using a plurality of pulse envelop signals, for producing the bias signal as a function of the pulse envelopes.

Any thoughts on this or Chadha's other patents that companies like WDC has?

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